commanded by General Bowen
, which was part of the rear guard in Bragg
's retreat out to Cumberland gap
Assigned to Hardee
's corps, the brigade marched to Corinth, Miss.
Being changed to the reserve corps under General Breckinridge
, they moved with the army under Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston
to the attack upon the Federal
camp at Pittsburg landing
, where the regiment was held in reserve until 11 o'clock a. m., April 6th.
Then the regiment was ordered into action, together with the Ninth, and under the direction in person of General Johnston
Throwing aside coats and canteens and retaining only their guns and cartridge boxes, they charged a position from which two brigades of Louisiana
troops had been driven back with severe loss.
This was the position in front of Prentiss
, where General Johnston
was killed, at the instant of the charge.
In their rush they drove the enemy from his position and aided in the capture of Prentiss
' entire command, many of them being shot by retreating Federals, while the others were asking quarter, officers and men with white flags and handkerchiefs on ramrods in token of surrender.
They did not get the warm breakfast others had in the Federal
camp, and not returning where their coats were, lost them.
But they exchanged their muskets for Enfield rifles taken from the enemy.
The regiment lost 100 men, killed and wounded.
Maj. Obed Patty
was severely wounded and permanently disabled, but continued in the field and led the regiment in a charge upon a battery.
He resigned, and was succeeded by Capt. Zeb Venable
. Capt. William Wilson
was shot through the face.
, of the same company, was maimed in the hand for life.
The regiment was reorganized after the battle.
, who was disabled by a broken thigh, resigned, and Capt. A. R. Witt
was elected in his stead.
The Tenth was brigaded with the Ninth and sent to the lower Mississippi
under Gen. M. Jeff Thompson
, ‘the swamp fox’ as he was called, and took position at Tangipahoa