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[179] who called upon him to halt. Turning to ride back he was shot from his horse. As the Federals advanced to make him a prisoner, Robertson's brigade made a gallant charge and recovered him. ‘Brigadier-General Gregg deserves special commendation for his gallantry and activity on the field,’ said General Johnson. In this day's battle Colonel Granbury was severely wounded and many others fell. Maj. K. M. Van Zandt was in command next day, when the regiment pushed forward with the brigade through the woods, into open ground beyond the road for which they were fighting, and took part in the capture of a Federal battery of 9 guns. Pushing on, the Texans aided in the capture of wagons, guns and prisoners, and were gallant participants in the last desperate fight on a spur of Missionary ridge, almost in the rear from the south of Thomas' line. The regiment had 177 officers and men on the first day. Its loss was not reported separately, but the brigade is reported as losing 652 out of 1,425.


Knoxville campaign.

In General Longstreet's Knoxville campaign the Eighth and Eleventh Texas cavalry fought under Harrison, Wharton and Wheeler. In the defeats of the Federal cavalry on Little river and near Knoxville the Texas regiments led the charge on each occasion, driving the enemy in wild confusion. Gregg's brigade under Robertson-the First Texas under Col. A. T. Rainey, the Fourth under Col. J. C. G. Key, and the Fifth under Col. R. M. Powell was also in this trying campaign, and remained in East Tennessee until ordered to Virginia the following spring.


Missionary Ridge and Ringgold.

After the battle of Chickamauga, Colonel Granbury's regiment was transferred to Deshler's brigade and Gen. J. A. Smith assigned to command. This brigade and Douglas' battery were the only Texas organizations at

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