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Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 0 Browse Search
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e was no longer any danger in that direction. Taking four companies of the Third Louisiana that were nearest to him, and ordering McIntosh to bring up the rest, McCulloch now hastened toward Skegg's branch, determined to attack Sigel. Lieutenant-Colonel Rosser had already taken position with his own men, O'Kane's battalion, and Bledsoe's battery, on the west side of the Fayetteville road, and south of the branch, Bledsoe's three guns being so posted as to completely command Sigel's position. r pieces. The infantry would not level their arms till too late. The consternation and confusion deepened into a panic when about 400 of the gray-coated Third Louisiana, dashing up the steep bluff with McCulloch and McIntosh at their head, and Rosser's and O'Kane's battalions following, broke through the thick brush and charged right upon the Federal battery. Sigel's whole force took to instant flight, abandoning five of the six guns and throwing themselves for safety into the bushes which
and 8th, was conspicuous for the daring and skill he exhibited. He fell at the very close of the action. Colonel Ross fell mortally wounded about the same time, and was a great loss to us. On a field where many gallant gentlemen were, I remember him as one of the most energetic and devoted of them all. To Col. Henry Little my especial thanks are due for the coolness, skill and devotion with which for two days he and his gallant brigade bore the brunt of the battle. Colonel Burbridge, Colonel Rosser, Colonel Gates, Major Lawther, Major Wade, Captain MacDonald and Captain Schaumburg are some of those who attracted my special attention by distinguished conduct. In McCulloch's division, the Louisiana regiment under Col. Louis HÅ•bert, and the Arkansas regiment under Colonel McRae, are especially mentioned for their good conduct. Major Montgomery, Captain Bradfute, Lieutenants Lomax, Kimmel, Dillon and Frank Armstrong, assistant adjutant-general, were ever active and soldierly. . . .
Tex., surgeon First Creek cavalry. February, 1865, Marshall, Tex.: John S. Compton, Alexandria, La. (two courses), assistant surgeon. Christopher C. Francis, Rusk, Tex., assistant surgeon. William P. Means, Cotton Gin, Tex. (one course), assistant surgeon. Alsey F. Pollard, Bonner, La., assistant surgeon. Miles J. Birdsong, Douglasville, Tex., surgeon. Austin Moss, Mt. Pleasant, La., surgeon Third Louisiana infantry. James Russell Cunningham, Mt. Enterprise, Tex., assistant surgeon. John C. Rosser, Carthage, Tex. (never attended college), assistant surgeon Baxter's Twenty-eighth, Texas infantry. March, 1865, Marshall, Tex.: William L. Killiam, Charleston, Ark., surgeon Twenty-second Arkansas infantry. William Wiley Perry, Jonesville, Tex., surgeon Lane's Texas cavalry. Howard Smith, New Orleans, surgeon, medical purveyor Trans-Mississippi department Charles Wilkerson, Hamburg, La., assistant surgeon Cameron's Fourth Louisiana battery. April, 1865, sitting at Natchitoches,