in the breast while encouraging our men to stand by their colors, and had to be taken from the field.
The lieutenant-colonel and major evinced great bravery in leading their different wings in the charge.
Major Harper at one time was taken prisoner by the enemy, but made his escape.
Captain Alexander was killed at the head of his company.
At the same time fell Lieutenants Dawson, Chambers and Johnson; Captains Ramsaur and Porter, and Lieutenants King, Adams, Hardesty and McIver, severely wounded.
Captains Pearson and Gibbs and Lieutenants Saddler, Wair and Head were slightly wounded.
I lost in the engagement, 42 killed and 155 wounded.
, in the name of General Price
, returned to Colonel Churchill
the following graceful tribute:
Extracts culled from the reports of other officers, as they are given in the Official Records
, give further details of the service of Arkansas
Col. James McIntosh
led his regiment, the Second Arkansas, at first through ‘a terrible fire of grapeshot and shells,’ then joining with the Louisiana
regiment, led both in a charge which drove the enemy to the rear.
His report continues: