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[345] Lieut. G. D. Gooding, all wounded, and Capt. John W. Lavender, Fourth regiment. The Thirtieth regiment was admiringly mentioned for coolly maintaining its organization though losing its last field officer, Maj. J. J. Franklin, and in one charge seven captains. Seven color-bearers fell in McNair's brigade. General McNair particularly commended last field officer, Maj. L. M. Ramsaur, First rifles (dangerously wounded). Others distinguished were Maj. J. J. Franklin (wounded), Adjt.-Gen. R. E. Foote, James Stone, volunteer aide, Color-Bearer Cotten, First rifles; Capt. T. F. Spence (killed), Maj. J. T. Swaith, Adjt. C. W. Woods (wounded), Second rifles; Lieut.-Col. James H. May, Maj. J. B. McCulloch, Sergeant-Major Johnson, Fourth regiment; Lieuts. W. H. Gore (wounded), O. P. Richardson, H. C. Riggin, Sergt. William Shea, Ensign Cameron, Privates S. M. Tucker, J. W. Adams, Dennis Corcoran, Duty Sergeants Thompson, Casey, Greer, Long, Brewer and Burkett, Humphreys' battery; Lieut. W. C. Douglas (killed), Fourth battalion.

Some histories fail to state that there were any but Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Alabama troops at Murfreesboro, but Hardee's corps was formed in great part of Arkansas soldiers. The first Confederate service of that distinguished soldier was at Pitman's Ferry, his command solely Arkansas troops, and when his corps was formed he was glad to have it include so many of the men of Arkansas whom he knew and valued.

During the advance of Bragg from Tupelo, in the summer of 1862, Gens. Sterling Price and Van Dorn were left in Mississippi to confront the forces under Grant and Rosecrans. With Van Dorn was the Ninth Arkansas, in a brigade commanded by Col. Albert Rust. Price's army of the West was organized in two divisions, under Gens. Henry Little and D. H. Maury. In Little's were the Sixteenth Arkansas, brigade of Col. Elijah Gates; Fourteenth and Seventeenth, Hebert's brigade; and in

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