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[357] a hill, his men lying down fighting, for an hour and a half, then retiring 400 yards, where he remained until 4 p. m. Deshler's brigade had the same experience, and its gallant general was killed, Col. R. Q. Mills taking command.

Govan's brigade, advancing further north, made its way around Thomas' line by the north, and turning southward reached his rear on the Chattanooga road, where it fought without support, alarming Thomas for the safety of his position.

McNair's brigade advanced, on the right of Johnson's line, against the Federal center, a little before noon. The Arkansans were in the front line, supported by General Hood, in whose line was Col. Van H. Manning's Third Arkansas, from the army of Northern Virginia. The enemy was swept back to his breastworks and through them. Moving on irresistibly, McNair's brigade charged a hill near Dyer's house. About this time General McNair and Colonel Harper were wounded, the latter mortally, and Colonel Coleman took command. The battle here raged with great fury for three hours, for the possession of Snodgrass hill. About sunset a general forward movement of the whole Confederate line was made, and the field was gained, not, however, without a repetition of the heavy losses of the morning. Polk's brigade lost nearly 200 men in the evening, among them Capt. Alfred .C. Hockersmith and Lieut. A. J. Pitner, First Arkansas. Colonel Colquitt reported that the First lost 13 killed and 180 wounded, out of 430. Adjutant Greenwood, mortally wounded, was conspicuous for daring. Lieutenant-Colonel Hutchison reported that the Nineteenth and Twenty-fourth, from an aggregate of 226, lost 8 killed, including Lieut. L. F. Lattimer, and 97 wounded.

Col. D. C. Govan, commanding Liddell's brigade, particularly commended Lieut.-Cols. John E. Murray and R. F. Harvey (died on the 30th). Capts. T. J. Fletcher,

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