order was given to the artillery not to retire till the last moment, nor until the infantry had fallen back. The artillery reached the base of the hill, when, being flanked by the Federals and a horse shot down in a gun of both Fowler's battery and the Washington light artillery company, Lieutenant Shannon called upon Captain Fletcher, of the Thirteenth Arkansas, who rallied a few men and secured both pieces, which were soon afterwards taken to the rear. On the morning of the twenty-first, a gun was ordered by General Liddell to the position occupied by us on the previous evening, and soon afterwards both Fowler's battery and the Washington light artillery were ordered to the same place. It soon being discovered we had no enemy in our front, the command moved on the Lafayette and Chattanooga road in the direction of the latter place. A report of the casualties in the artillery of the division has been forwarded. Respectfully submitted,
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