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[353] Tullahoma line in Tennessee, which he held until midsummer, 1863, when he took position at Chattanooga. In July, Lieut.-Gen. D. H, Hill took command of Hardee's corps, President Davis saying he found it necessary to detail Hardee to defend Mississippi and Alabama In the organization, at this time, of Cleburne's division, Liddell's brigade embraced the Second regiment, Col. D. C. Govan; Fifth, Col. L. Featherston; Sixth and Seventh, Col D. A. Gillespie; Eighth, Col. J. H. Kelly; Thirteenth and Fifteenth, Col. J. E. Josey. Churchill's brigade (the old guard at Arkansas Post exchanged) included the Nineteenth and Twenty-first regiments, Lieut.-Col. A. S. Hutchison, brigaded with Mills' and Coit's Texas regiments. Colonel Colquitt's First Arkansas and Lieutenant Key's battery were with Polk's brigade. McNair's brigade, of McCown's division, had been sent to Mississippi in May.

When Rosecrans advanced against Bragg in middle Tennessee in June, 1863, he found Liddell guarding Liberty gap. Colonel Featherston and Colonel Josey, at the gap, were warmly engaged on the 24th, when Capt. W. B. West, Thirteenth, was distinguished, and the Fifth regiment lost a brave officer, Capt. L. R. Frisk, a Swede who had espoused the Southern cause. Next day the brigade fought gallantly at Wartrace creek, against an enemy showing twelve regimental flags. Three color-bearers of the Second were killed. The total casualties were 120, nearly half in the Second Arkansas. Capt. V. M. McGehee, of the Second, and Privates J. D. Edgar and L. Parrott, of the Fifth, were conspicuous for bravery, and were wounded. The Nashville Union, of approximate date, admitted a loss of 300 in the Federal brigades opposed to Liddell. Liddell held his ground until ordered back.

The battle of Chickamauga, September 19th and 20th, is denominated by Gen. D. H. Hill, ‘the great battle of the West.’ A description sufficient to give an idea of

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