front and rear.
The loss was frightful.
Col. John Edward Murray
, of Pine Bluff
, commanding the Eighth Arkansas, was killed in front of his regiment.
He had recently become of age, and that day had received his commission as brigadier-general, being the youngest brigadier in the army.
of the Second Arkansas was killed, a bullet striking him in the left breast causing instant death.
Col. J. W. Colquitt
of the First Arkansas was wounded in the foot and had to leave the field.
Being the last field officer of his regiment, the command devolved upon Capt. Felix G. Lusk
, of Little Rock
, who continued to lead the regiment until ordered to the Trans-Mississippi department. Lieut.--Col. Anderson Watkins
, of Little Rock
, was killed while leading an assault upon the Federal
Others severely wounded were Lieutenant-Colonel Martin
, First Arkansas; Colonel Warfield
and Lieutenant-Colonel Brasher
, Second; Lieutenant-Colonel Cameron
and Major Douglas
, Sixth; Lieutenant-Colonel Hutchison
, Nineteenth, and Captains White
In another charge made at 5 o'clock p. m., the brigade carried and held the most advanced position gained in the day's fight.
At this time Colonel Baucum
, Eighth, was dangerously wounded.
The brigade carried 772 men into the fight, and lost 86 killed, 322 wounded, and 91 missing.
's advance, being checked by Hardee
on the east, was renewed on the west of the city and met by S. D. Lee
at Ezra church on July 28th.
' brigade participated in that battle, losing out of 400 engaged, 167 killed and wounded. Here Lieut.-Col. James T. Smith
, commanding Second rifles, and Lieut.-Col. Eli Hufstedler
, commanding the Twenty-fifth, were killed; and Lieut.-Col. M. G. Galloway
, commanding First rifles, and Col. H. G. Bunn
, commanding Fourth regiment, were severely wounded.
The siege of Atlanta
ended in the last days of August