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[442] ammunition nearly exhausted, the brigade held its own till the scattering fire of its musketry betrayed its condition to the enemy. Trigg's and Kelly's brigade arriving, the command withdrew to replenish its empty cartridge-boxes.

Early the next morning the brigade resumed the position it had so nobly won. The number of killed and wounded, shows the desperate nature of the contest; of about eighteen hundred and seventy carried into action, ninety were killed and six hundred and fifteen wounded.

Where so many distinguished themselves it would be difficult to particularize; all nobly did their duty. I would, however, call attention to the following-named officers: Lieutenant-Colonel A. Fulkerson, Sixty-third regiment Tennessee volunteers, who, in the absence of the Colonel, commanded the regiment and led it into action; to him it owes its discipline and efficiency. Colonel Fulkerson was severely wounded in the arm, making, with the one received at Shiloh, the second during the war. He is deserving of a much higher position.

Colonel Y. M. Moody, of the Forty-fifth Alabama regiment, always at the head of his regiment on the march, maintained the same position on the field, rallying and encouraging his men.

Lieutenant-Colonel J. J Jolly, of the same regiment, though seriously wounded in the thigh, remained on the field until no longer able to walk, and then had to be carried off.

Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Holt, of the First battalion Alabama legion. This battalion sustained the heaviest loss; of two hundred and thirty-nine carried into action, one hundred and sixty-nine were killed and wounded; among the latter was Lieutenant-Colonel Holt, seriously, in the knee.

Lieutenant-Colonel Bolling Hall, commanding second battalion Alabama legion. It was this battalion that first gained the hill and placed its colors on the enemy's works. Its colors bear marks of over eighty bullets. Its bearer, Robert Y. Hiett, though thrice wounded and flag-staff thrice shot away, carried his charge throughout the entire fight. He deserves not only mention, but promotion.

Lieutenant-Colonel Hall behaved most gallantly, receiving a severe wound in the thigh.

Lieutenant-Colonel John W. A. Sanford, commanding the Third battalion Alabama legion, and Major McLennan, commanding the Fourth battalion Alabama legion, nobly did their duty, sustaining heavy loss, both in officers and men. Captain W. B. Walton, Company B, Second battalion Alabama legion, was wounded in the breast, arm and shoulder, inside the enemy's works. His case deserves special mention. Assistant-Surgeon James B. Luckie, of the Third battalion Alabama legion, both in the field and at the hospital, was most attentive to the wounded, as indeed were all the medical officers of the command. Captain H. E. Jones, my Assistant Adjutant-General, was most conspicuous for coolness and gallantry, carrying orders into the thickest of the fight; he was more exposed than any one in the field. Also my Aid-de-Camp, Lieutenant E. B. Cherry. I am happy to state that, though both these officers had their horses shot under them, both escaped unhurt. To Lieutenant J. N. Gilmer. Adjutant of the Alabama legion, who, during the absence of its commander, has acted as my A. I. General, and to Messrs. George C. Jones and J. T. Harwell (both wounded), my thanks are due for services rendered. Major E. L. Hord, my quartermaster, who so completely equipped my brigade, was constantly at his post, performing his onerous duties. Major C. D. Brown, my commissary, who, by untiring energy, kept the brigade constantly supplied with cooked rations. My thanks are also due to Lieutenant A. M. MacMurphy, my efficient ordnance officer.

Among the noble dead I have to record the names of Captain James T. Gillespie and Lieutenant S. M. Deadrick, Company I, Sixty-third Tennessee regiment; Captains 0. H. Prince, Company A, and J. A. P. Gordon, Company C, Lieutenant Wm. H. Watkins, Company B, Forty-third Alabama regiment, and Lieutenant R. H. Bibb, of the First battalion Alabama legion.

I am, Captain, very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

A. Gracie, Jr., Brigadier-General.

Report of Brigadier-General H. D. Clayton.

headquarters Clayton's brigade, near Chattanooga, Oct. 3, 1863.
Major R. A. Hatcher, Assistant Adjutant-General, Stewart's Division:
Major: The following report of the part taken by this brigade in the battle of Chickamauga on the nineteenth and twentieth. of September, 1863, is respectfully submitted:

On Thursday, the seventeenth day of September, this brigade, consisting of the Eighteenth, Thirty-sixth, and Thirty-eighth Alabama regiments, commanded respectively by Colonel J. T. Holtzclaw, Colonel L. T. Woodruff, and Lieutenant-Colonel A. R. Lankford, and Humphries' battery, took up the line of march from Lafayette, Walker county, Georgia, where it had been bivouacked a few days, towards the battle-field. Resting the night of the seventeenth, near Rock Spring, it proceeded the next day to Thedford's Ford on the Chickamauga Creek. Brigadier-General Bate's brigade proceeding down the creek a short distance, his artillery engaged the enemy, who were then near Alexander's Bridge, my brigade being exposed to the fire, by which I lost one man killed. I advanced three companies from the Eighteenth Alabama regiment across the creek as skirmishers, under command of Major Hundley of that regiment, and rode over myself for the purpose of making observations. Placing the three companies as pickets in a piece of woodland, I crossed my whole brigade over the creek (the men wading) soon after nightfall, at a point a short distance above Thedford's Ford, being the first troops to cross the creek in that vicinity. I put the battery in

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