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[160] reported: ‘Colonel Stanley, of the Ninth Texas regiment, has already been incidentally alluded to. The language of eulogy could scarcely do more than simple justice to the courage and determination of this officer and his valorous Texans. Ever in the thickest of the fight, they were always ready to respond to any demand upon their courage and endurance.’ Stanley reported the loss of 14 killed, including Capt. J. J. Dickson and Lieutenant Hamil, two of his bravest officers, and 42 wounded.

Siege of Corinth.

When Confederate forces were concentrated at Corinth under General Beauregard, the returns for May, 1862, show the following Texas commands present:

Ninth regiment, Maxey's brigade, Cheatham's division; Second regiment, Col. J. C. Moore's brigade, Ruggles' division; army of the Mississippi, Bragg commanding.

Garland's and Moore's regiments, Maury's brigade; Sims' and Stone's regiments, Roane's brigade; Greer's regiment and Whitfield's battalion, Hebert's brigade; Crump's, Diamond's and Locke's regiments, J. L. Hogg's brigade; Fitzhugh's, Johnson's, Moore's and Sweet's regiments in a brigade of McCown's division; army of the West, Van Dorn commanding.

The Second, under Lieutenant-Colonel Smith, fought gallantly at Farmington, and detachments of Wharton's cavalry were active in harassing the enemy.

In the organization of the army of the Mississippi under Major-General Bragg at Tupelo in June, 1862, the following Texas commands were included: In General Maxey's brigade of Polk's corps, the Ninth Texas; in the cavalry, the Eighth regiment, under Col. John A. Wharton.

To the army of the West were assigned: Whitfield's First legion (or 27th regiment), dismounted, and Greer's

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