d at Kelly's ford were the Second North Carolina, commanded at the opening of the affair by Colonel Cox, then, upon that officer's being wounded, by Lieutenant-Colonel Stallings, and the Thirtieth North Carolina, Lieutenant-Colonel Sillers commanding.
Colonel Sillers also received a terrible wound.
The North Carolina losses in these engagements were: killed, 6; wounded, 109.
The most serious infantry engagement during the November movements was at Payne's farm, or Bartlett's mill, on the 27th.
The Federals unexpectedly attacked Johnson's division.
The main attack fell on Steuart's and Walker's brigades.
Here again, as at Bristoe, the heaviest losses fell on North Carolina troops.
The Third North Carolina, Lieutenant-Colonel Brown, sustained the heaviest loss in the division—72 men. The First North Carolina, Colonel Thruston, suffered next in casualties.
His regiment and the Fourth Virginia each lost 55 men. The brigades of Hoke, Daniel and Ramseur were several times under fir
oo City, the Twenty-ninth had, on the 13th of July, an all-day skirmish with gunboats.
In the same month, the Sixtieth regiment was engaged in actions of some severity before Jackson.
These regiments were greater sufferers from the hardships of campaigning than they were from battle casualties, as it was their lot not to be engaged during this time in serious battle.
The Great Battle of the West was fought near Chickamauga.
There the Confederate army, under General Bragg, gained, on the 19th and 20th of September, a great, but entirely barren victory.
North Carolina was not largely represented in this bitterly-contested field.
One corps commander, D. H. Hill, who had recently been appointed lieutenant-general and assigned to the command of the divisions of Breckinridge and Cleburne, and five regiments—four of infantry and one of cavalry —were the North Carolina participants in the two days of bloodshed.
These five regiments were as follows: The Twenty-ninth, Col. W. B. Creasm