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[333] grape and canister of Swett's battery. Colonel Peabody, arising hurriedly from breakfast, was wounded in the act of mounting his horse.

Colonel Shaver, reporting the action of Hindman's brigade, described the attack on Peabody's camp as very sanguinary; the enemy's fire was terrific. Ordered to the left, he became exposed to a cross-fire of artillery, and here, near the Chicago battery, General Hindman's horse was cut in two by a cannon ball and he was disabled. In an afternoon charge the brigade encountered the murderous fire of a concealed battery, and there LieutenantCol-onel Dean fell. On the 7th, Colonel Shaver was rendered senseless by the explosion of a shell in the midst of a fierce melee. Lieutenant-Colonel Patton, Seventh regiment, was severely wounded. About 100 of the regiment marched under Major Harvey from the field. Maj. James T. Martin, successor of Dean, reported the gallant conduct of Captain Martin, Captain McCauley, killed, Captain Cain, wounded, Captain Brightwell, wounded, Lieuts. John E. Irwin and C. I. Deshazo, killed. The Fifth Arkansas was a member of the brigade, but was on special duty and did not take part in this battle. The loss of the Sixth was heavy, as was that of the other regiments of the brigade. Among the killed were Capts. Sam H. Dill and J. W. Austin. Subsequently, at Corinth, Capt. Sam Granville Smith was elected colonel, Capt. J. Cameron, lieutenant-colonel, and Lieut. William F. Douglas, major.

General Cleburne reported that Maj. J. T. Harris, of the Fifteenth Arkansas, was shot dead while firing on the enemy with his revolver. His brigade passed the night of Sunday in one of the enemy's camps amid heavy rain and the exploding shells from the Federal gunboats. He had 800 men left Monday morning out of 2,700. Ordered to attack the heavy columns of the enemy without support, his brigade suffered heavy loss, among the killed, Lieutenant-Colonel Patton and Captain Cowley, acting

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