service of Breckinridge
's division under Bate
's command, in repelling the attacks upon their front, and in forming a second line after the first was abandoned.
, Thirty-seventh Georgia, took command of the brigade after Colonel Tyler
was killed, and was himself badly wounded and carried from the field, during the heroic struggle after dark which saved the rear guard of the army.
Lieut.-Col. Joseph T. Smith
was mentioned for special gallantry.
did for Bragg
at Missionary Ridge
had done for Rosecrans
, and deserves just as much fame for it. Hardee
's corps was the last to leave the field at Missionary Ridge
, and Cleburne
's division covered the retreat.
The following Georgia batteries were in the battle of Missionary Ridge
: Captain Corput
's Cherokee artillery, Capt. John B. Rowan
' light artillery, Captain Dawson
's battery under Lieut. R. W. Anderson
, the Griffin
light artillery of Capt. John Scogin
, Captain Havis
' battery under Lieut. James R. Duncan
; Capt. Thomas L. Massenburg
's Jackson artillery, and Capt. Evan P. Howell
's battery, two guns of which were on Lookout mountain
under Second Lieut. R. T. Gibson
. Major-General Stevenson
, in his order to his division (Brown
' and Cumming
's brigades and the artillery, which included the Cherokee
' light artillery), congratulated them on the fact that whatever happened elsewhere, they had held their ground, repulsing every assault, and that Cumming
's brigade had actually charged and routed the enemy in their front, capturing several colors.
The army was soon in Georgia
, whence it did not again enter Tennessee
until a year later.
halted on the night of the 26th on the banks of the ice-cold waters of the main branch of Chickamauga creek
There he received orders to take a strong position in the gorge of Taylor
's ridge at that