's division, the Fifteenth and Twenty-third, Moore
's brigade; Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty-first regiments, Jones
' and Rapley
's battalions, Appeal battery, Gen. W. L. Cabell
's brigade; Third cavalry dismounted, Stirman
's sharpshooters, McNally
's battery, General Phifer
's brigade; Col. W. F. Slemons
' cavalry regiment, F. C. Armstrong
The campaign in co-operation with Bragg
was opened by Armstrong
's cavalry, including Slemons
' regiment, who defeated the enemy at Bolivar
's lane), and destroyed his railroad communications.
Advancing to Iuka
was attacked on September 19, 1862, by two columns of the enemy.
's brigade met the enemy south of Iuka
, and bore the brunt of the deadly conflict there.
said in his report: ‘I must put in the position of brave and true men the small numbers of the Fourteenth and Seventeenth regiments of Arkansas
Nobly, heroically have they proved themselves true patriots and brave soldiers.’
The Seventeenth, out of its strength of 109 men, lost 17, and the Fourteenth, out of 116, lost 17 killed and wounded. To the north of Iuka
met the advance of Ord
(Federal) on the 16th, and with the sharpshooters under Rogers
drove the enemy back to Burnsville
, and on the 17th, Cols. Wirt Adams
captured and destroyed a train of cars near the enemy's lines, causing considerable loss to the Federal
The assault upon Rosecrans
' intrenchments at Corinth
followed, October 3d and 4th, by the united forces of Price
and Van Dorn
, in which the Arkansas
regiments suffered heavy loss.
The enemy was driven in from his outer line—Beauregard's old breastworks—on the 3d, and on the next day was fiercely assailed in the town, which was bristling with artillery.
reported that Moore
began the attack, and Cabell
was soon sent forward to support Gates
‘The brigades of Moore
were gallantly led by their commanders ’