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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) 1 1 Browse Search
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n with white flags and handkerchiefs on ramrods in token of surrender. They did not get the warm breakfast others had in the Federal camp, and not returning where their coats were, lost them. But they exchanged their muskets for Enfield rifles taken from the enemy. The regiment lost 100 men, killed and wounded. Maj. Obed Patty was severely wounded and permanently disabled, but continued in the field and led the regiment in a charge upon a battery. He resigned, and was succeeded by Capt. Zeb Venable. Capt. William Wilson was shot through the face. Lieutenant Jones, of the same company, was maimed in the hand for life. The regiment was reorganized after the battle. Colonel Merrick, who was disabled by a broken thigh, resigned, and Capt. A. R. Witt was elected in his stead. The Tenth was brigaded with the Ninth and sent to the lower Mississippi under Gen. M. Jeff Thompson, the swamp fox as he was called, and took position at Tangipahoa, above New Orleans, and spent the followin