county, Capt. James T. Armstrong
(son of Gen. William Armstrong
, of Nashville, Tenn.
); Company D, of Drew county
, Capt. W. C. Haislip
; Company E, of Bradley county
, Capt. Isaac Dunlop
; Company F, of Drew county
, Capt. W. H. Isom
; Company G, of Bradley county
, Capt. J. W. Blankinship
; Company H, of Jefferson county
, Capt. Philip Henry
; Company I, of Jefferson county
, Capt. George W. Bayne
; Company K, of Ashley county
, Capt. John F. Carr
It has been said that there were forty.
odd preachers, of all Protestant denominations, in the regiment.
The colonel was a preacher, as was also the major, and many of the company officers were preachers.
Notwithstanding it contained so many men of the cloth, it was a fighting regiment, and some of its officers, notably its last lieutenant-colonel (Dunlop
), were as intrepid and gallant as any knight of chivalry.
The regiment was at the battle of Belmont
, was retained at Bowling Green
for the defense of that post in the winter of 1861-62, and was in Shaver
's brigade, which covered the retreat out of Kentucky
It fought gallantly at Shiloh
, charging upon the ‘Hornets' Nest
’ with the loss of Lieut.-Col. Isaac Dunlop
, in Bowen
It was through this regiment Gen. Sidney Johnston
rode from the rear to the front.
The regiment went forward with a cheer and passed him in a run; in five minutes 130 men in their ranks were killed and wounded, but they did not falter.
was killed at the head of his company, and Captain Wallace
It closed up and disappeared in the thicket in front, followed by the whole line, and the enemy was silenced in twenty minutes. The regiment was twenty days behind the defenses at Jackson
It was ordered to the relief of Port Hudson
, where it endured the siege of forty-eight days under General Beall
After it was exchanged, it was attached, March 25th, to Reynolds
' brigade, and under him was engaged in the last battle of the war, in which their brigadier-general lost a leg.