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[163] noon Moore, Phifer and Cabell led their brigades into the town in a desperate charge, and held their position until driven out by overwhelming forces, Moore's brigade capturing a battery of light artillery and taking possession of the Tishomingo hotel. Part of his brigade, including the Second Texas, entered the innermost works of Corinth, said General Maury, and there Colonel Rogers fell, with eleven wounds.

In the fight at Hatchie bridge against three Federal brigades under General Ord, who sought to intercept the retreat and crush Van Dorn's army between his line and Rosecrans', the Second Texas, under Moore, was among the first engaged, and was gallantly reinforced by the Sixth and Ninth and other commands of Phifer's brigade, under Col. L. S. Ross. Joined by Cabell's Arkansans, these remnants of brigades made a desperate fight and saved the Confederate army. General Maury especially mentioned the conspicuous courage of Bugler Ernest Goolah, of Ross' regiment.

In the battle of Corinth and the following fight on the Hatchie the casualties of the Texas regiments were reported as follows: Third cavalry, 32; First legion, 20; Second Texas, 44; Sixth cavalry, 18; Ninth cavalry, 76. The missing largely increased these losses, the most being reported by the legion, 75, and Second Texas, 122. Maj. W. C. Timmins, of the Second, was one of the wounded.


Chickasaw Bayou.

Later in 1862 a Texas cavalry brigade was organized in Maury's division, under Lieut.-Col. John S. Griffith, consisting of his regiment, the First legion under Lieut.-Col. E. R. Hawkins, the Third cavalry under Lieut.-Col. J. S. Boggess, the Sixth cavalry under Capt. Jack Wharton, and McNally's battery. They fought a spirited engagement at Oakland, Miss., December 3d.

Maury's division reached Vicksburg just as Stephen

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