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The Daily Dispatch: July 4, 1864., [Electronic resource], From Georgia — the battle of Kennesaw Mountain. (search)
ing a fire of musketry, which would have been very disastrous to our men. This charge was a brilliant and gallantly made one, and gave the Yankees a foretaste of what they may expect when the general engagement takes place. Reynolds's and Brown's brigades distinguished themselves by their heroic and firm conduct while under a terrific fire. So severe was the fire, and so thick did the Minnie balls fly about, that almost instantaneously, Colonel Trigg, commanding Reynolds's brigade, Capt Mathews, A A G, Capt J H Jossey, a gallant son of Georgia, and Lieut Patton, all of Reynolds's staff, and gallant and chivalrous officers, had their horses shot under them. Capt Whitfield of the same staff had his right arm paralysed by a blow on the shoulder from a piece of spent shell. In Brown's brigade, Capt H J Cheney, A A G, and Lieut J T Brown, A D C, had their horses shot while gallantly charging the enemy's works, and Capt G H Lowe, of the same staff, received a Minnie ball through his