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 Ky., the evolutions of his command upon parade were always witnessed by large and appreciative crowds. Though a battalion of only seven companies it always had more muskets for service than any of the regiments with which it was associated, while its discipline and morale were equaled by few and surpassed by none. After the Kentucky campaign this brigade, commanded by the gallant James E. Rains, of McCown's division, was assigned to the army of General Bragg. At the battle of Murfreesboro, which closed the year 1862 and opened the new year 1863, the commander of the brigade, Gen. James E. Rains, was shot through the heart and fell dead from his horse early in the action. In charging through a dense cedar thicket, the Third and Ninth battalions got separated from the other commands of the brigade, and under Colonel Stovall and Major Smith were hotly engaged in front and on the right flank, driving the enemy from his position. On January 20, 1863, Colonel Stovall was promoted to brigadier-general. At the battle of Chickamauga he and Gen. Daniel W. Adams got upon the left flank and rear of the enemy and materially assisted in winning the day. General Breckinridge, the division commander, said in his report: ‘To Brigadier-General Stovall, to Colonel Lewis, who succeeded to the command of Helm's brigade, and to Col. R. L. Gibson, who succeeded to the command of Adams' brigade, the country is indebted for the courage and skill with which they discharged their arduous duties.’ Col. W. L. L. Bowen, commanding the Fourth Florida, one of the regiments of Stovall's brigade, bears the following testimony: ‘Much of the credit and success accorded the Fourth Florida regiment is ascribed to General Stovall and staff for the efficient and prompt manner in which he conducted his brigade.’ During the Atlanta campaign we find the same testimony borne to the efficiency and gallantry of Stovall and his command. In the battle of the 22d of July, at Atlanta, Stovall's brigade
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