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[346] Maury'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's brigade.

The campaign in co-operation with Bragg was opened by Armstrong's cavalry, including Slemons' regiment, who defeated the enemy at Bolivar and Denmark (Britton's lane), and destroyed his railroad communications.

Advancing to Iuka, Price was attacked on September 19, 1862, by two columns of the enemy. Hebert's brigade met the enemy south of Iuka, and bore the brunt of the deadly conflict there. Hebert 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 infantry. 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, Maury met the advance of Ord (Federal) on the 16th, and with the sharpshooters under Rogers and Rapley drove the enemy back to Burnsville, and on the 17th, Cols. Wirt Adams and Slemons captured and destroyed a train of cars near the enemy's lines, causing considerable loss to the Federal cavalry.

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. Maury reported that Moore and Phifer began the attack, and Cabell was soon sent forward to support Gates. ‘The brigades of Moore, Phifer and Cabell were gallantly led by their commanders ’

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