Third regiment, dismounted, in the brigade of Louis Hebert, Little's division: the Second infantry, in the brigade commanded by its former colonel, Brig.-Gen. John C. Moore, Maury's division; the Sixth and Ninth cavalry, dismounted, in Phifer's brigade, same division; and the Tenth, Eleventh and Fourteenth Texas cavalry, dismounted, Andrews' infantry regiment, Goode's Texas battery, and McCray's Arkansas battalion, forming a brigade which was soon transferred to the army in East Tennessee.
battle of Iuka, Miss., September 19, 1862, was fought by Little's division of the army of the West against largely preponderating numbers of the enemy. It was Grant's intention to capture Price's army, but though Little fell his men repulsed the attack. In his report General Price said:
The brunt of the battle fell upon Hebert's brigade, and nobly did it sustain it, and worthily of its accomplished commander and of the brigade which numbers among its forces the ever-glorious Third Louisiana, the Third Texas dismounted cavalry, and Whitfield's Texas legion. The Third Louisiana and Third Texas had already fought under my eyes at the Oak Hills and at Elkhorn. No men have ever fought more bravely or more victoriously than they, and he who can say hereafter, ‘I belonged to the Third Louisiana or the Third Texas,’ need ever blush in my presence. In this, the hardest-fought fight which I have ever witnessed, they well sustained their bloodily won reputation. The commanding officer of each regiment—Lieut.-Col. Gilmore and Colonel Mabry —was severely wounded. Brave men were never more bravely commanded. Whitfield's legion not only took a battery with the aid of the Third Texas, but fully established on this occasion its right to stand side by side with the veteran regiments already named, and won under their gallant leader a reputation for dashing boldness and steady courage which places them side by side with the bravest and the best. I regret that they are to lose in the