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[170] General Gregg fought on account of misinformation regarding the strength of the enemy. The Seventh lost 22 killed, 73 wounded and 63 missing. The regiment at first drove the enemy before it, and later held a position until left without support and flanked. Granbury reported that β€˜Capt. W. H. Smith, after acting with marked gallantry, fell pierced with three balls; Capt. J. W. Brown was wounded in the head and abdomen, but borne from. the field and saved; Capt. J. H. Collett was wounded by a grapeshot; Capt. O. P. Forrest fell in the retreat; Lieuts. J. C. Kidd, J. W. Taylor, A. H. White were wounded. Lieuts. J. D. Miles and T. S. Townsend were slightly wounded. Lieuts. W. A. Collier and J. N. Monin are among the missing.’ Capt. E. T. Broughton was also among the missing, being one of the last to leave the position. Lieutenant-Colonel Moody and Major Van Zandt were commended for bravery. Of the regiment as a whole the greatest compliment to its valor is the record that it lost 158 out of 306. The remnant of the regiment, as well as Whitfield's cavalry brigade, participated in the operations of General Johnston during the sieges of Vicksburg and Jackson.


Siege of Vicksburg.

The Second Texas and Waul's legion went through the siege inside the Vicksburg lines, and on the 4th of July, 1863, were surrendered. Waul's legion served with Gen. S. D. Lee's brigade, under Gen. C. L. Stevenson, and made a glorious record. On May 22d they performed a feat which both generals declared was as gallant as any of the war. The enemy had taken an angle of the works, but, said Lee, β€˜the angle was finally assaulted and carried by a gallant band of Waul's Texans, under command of the intrepid Lieut.-Col. E. W. Pettus, Twentieth Alabama This brave officer, assisted by Maj. O. Steele and Capt. L. D. Bradley, of the legion, and the heroic Texans, captured the colors of the enemy and about 50 prisoners, ’

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