major of the Fifteenth Arkansas. ‘The Fifteenth continued to pursue the enemy until out of ammunition, when 58 men, all that were still together, fell back to replenish.’
reported that in the charge on Monday, which followed the speech by Governor Harris
, Maj. John H. Kelly
displayed the greatest gallantry.
Dashing through a pond, he sat on horseback in the open ground and rallied his men in line as they advanced.
was also commended.
Among the killed were Lieutenants Bateman
, of the Eighth.
The report of General Ruggles
commemorates the service of Captain Shoup
's guns, and particularly a section of Hubbard
's battery, under Lieut. James C. Thrall
, in the capture of Prentiss
' Federal division.
, who was sent in repeated charges against the enemy's second line, Sunday, found Fagan
and his Arkansas
The earliest casualties of the First, said Fagan
, were in filing through a field swept by a Federal battery.
There Capt. W. A. Crawford
was seriously wounded and several men killed.
About noon they began a series of three desperate attacks, in which, among others, Lieut.-Col. John Baker Thompson
fell pierced by seven balls, Lieut. L. C. Bartlett
was killed, Maj. J. W. Colquitt
and Capt. James Newton
were severely wounded, and Capts. J. T. Gibson
, Carl Hempstead
and Jesse T. McMahon
The Ninth and Tenth Arkansas, fighting under General Breckinridge
, Were with the troops sent against Prentiss
' division on the first day, meeting a destructive fire.
There was a halt at the right of the line, and Governor Harris
, of Tennessee
, was addressing the men, when General Johnston
rode up behind the Ninth Arkansas and asked that a file give way to let him through, at the same time requesting the name of the regiment.
Being told, he turned, holding in his right hand a cup he picked up in a Federal camp, and facing the regiment, said with