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[178] swept by artillery and he was compelled to take shelter behind the summit. The Federals then advanced to reoccupy the hill, but were pushed back by a gallant charge in which three Texas regimental commanders were wounded—Colonel Bane, Major Rogers and Captain Harding. At 11 a. m. on Sunday they were again ordered to the attack, and found themselves isolated. Nevertheless they advanced to the top of a hill, and drove the enemy from it, but came under a fire which was believed to be from Confederate ranks in the rear. This threw the line into confusion, and General Hood being wounded just as Robertson appealed to him for orders, the brigade was formed in the timber, waiting orders for some time. In the last charge some of the best officers fell: Captain Billingsley and Lieutenants Bookman and Killingsworth, of the Fourth Texas; and Lieutenant Stratman, of the Fifth. Captain Bassett took command of the Fourth after Bane was wounded, and on the evening of the second day he was severely wounded, the command devolving on Capt. James T. Hunter. Ed. Francis, color-sergeant of this regiment, was killed. Captain Cleveland took charge of the Fifth after Rogers fell, and gallantly led his men until wounded on the evening of Sunday, being succeeded by Capt. T. T. Clay. The killed and wounded of the brigade were reported at 78 officers and 457 men, and 35 missing.

No command was more distinguished in this bloody conflict than the Seventh Texas, of Gregg's brigade. They crossed the Chickamauga on the evening of the 18th and pushed on in the dark toward the enemy, and in the first skirmish on the line of battle a first sergeant of the regiment was mortally wounded. Johnson's division was alone beyond the river that night, with Gregg in front, and a third of the men remained awake all night ready for battle. Next morning the brigade was hotly engaged. At one point in the contest General Gregg rode out in front to reconnoiter, and found himself close to the enemy,

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