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 Dorn. Whitfield and his Texans twice charged the Federals on a hill and were repulsed, but the third time won. Many of the bravest men and officers were lost. The legion lost 77 men and the other regiments 93, of whom 23 were killed. Lieut. R. S. Tunnell, Third, was killed; Capt. R. A. Rawlins, and Lieuts. James McWilson, P. S. Taylor and R. C. White, Sixth, were wounded; of the Ninth, Lieut. S. L. Garrett was killed, and Lieuts. W. H. Boyle, J. C. Hensley, W. P. Hicks, and S. McAnear were wounded; of Whitfield's legion Capt. J. W. Bayzer and Lieut. C. H. Roberts were killed, and Capts. J. A. Broocks and B. H. Norsworthy, and Lieuts. Adam Adams, P. P. Halley, and J. L. Nance, wounded.
General Grant, foiled in his previous attempts to flank Vicksburg, landed an army on the Louisiana point opposite, and prepared to gain a lodgment south of the city. Beforehand he caused expeditions to attempt the bayou passages on the north, and the most formidable of these was met by the Second Texas and Waul's legion, with two Mississippi regiments, at Greenwood on the Yazoo. With a cotton-bale battery, these troops defeated two ironclads, mounting 10 and 11 inch guns, supported by a large infantry force. General Loring, reporting the affair, gave earnest praise to Col. T. N. Waul and his men for service in the fortifications, and to Col. Ashbel Smith and his regiment for gallantry and skill in preventing the enemy from turning the right flank. After Grant had landed below Vicksburg and pushed McPherson's corps toward Jackson, it was met at Raymond by General Gregg's brigade, including the Seventh Texas, under Col. H. B. Granbury. Gregg's 2,500 fought so staunchly against Logan's division, closely supported by the rest of the corps, that McPherson reported them 6,000 strong. The Seventh Texas and Third Tennessee bore the brunt of this unequal and murderous conflict, which
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