the brigade was compelled to fall back. . . . Supported by the arrival of the second line, Cleburne, with the remainder of his troops, again advanced and entered the enemy's encampments, which had been forced in the center and right by the dashing charges of Gladden's, Wood's and Hindman's brigades. . . . In the attack of the left center of my line . . . Brigadier-General Wood was thrown from his horse and disabled. The command devolved upon Colonel Patterson, of the Eighth Arkansas, who led the brigade with courage and ability until about 2:30 o'clock, when General Wood returned to the field and resumed command. . . In the arrangement of my line of battle, two brigades were intrusted to Brigadier-General Hindman; his own, under the immediate command of Colonel Shaver, who conducted his command to my satisfaction, and the other, under command of Brigadier-General Wood. The conduct of General Hindman upon the field was marked by a courage which animated his soldiers and a skill which won their confidence. He was disabled in the action on Sunday. He has never transmitted his report, and I am not able to do full justice to his brave command, but I cannot omit to mention the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Dean, commanding the Seventh Arkansas, who fell in the fight on Sunday. He was a brave and deserving officer. During the action, Brigadier-General Cleburne conducted his command with persevering valor. No repulse discouraged him; but after many bloody struggles, he assembled the remnant of his brigade and was conspicuous for his gallantry to the end of the battle.In his expression of obligations to his staff, General Hardee named Lieut. William Kearney, his inspector-general, and Surgeon G. W. Lawrence, medical director, a resident of Hot Springs, Ark., before and since he was a Confederate surgeon. He was a native of Maryland, and one time assistant surgeon in the United States navy. Hindman's and Cleburne's brigades struck the enemy at the camp of Colonel Peabody, whose brigade was partly composed of Germans from St. Louis and Milwaukee. They crowded the streets of their encampment as they ran out of the tents, and fell fast under rifle balls and the
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