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[182] drove back a Federal expedition on the Yazoo, near Satartia. On February 2d, at Liverpool, on the same river, he made a gallant fight with his Texans against a formidable expedition, and three days later, at Yazoo City, again met the Federals and compelled them to return down the river. The Federals subsequently occupying Yazoo City, he attacked them March 5th and forced them to evacuate. These and many other exploits kept the marauding parties from Vicksburg within narrow bounds. ‘All praise is due,’ said Gen. W. H. Jackson, commanding division, ‘the fighting Texans and King's battery, and their gallant leader, General Ross, for their noble defense of the Yazoo country.’ On September 29th General Ross took command of the cavalry division composed of his own brigade and Gholson's.

Georgia campaign.

On April 30, 1864, Smith's brigade, part of the time under Granbury, now a brigadier-general, included the Sixth and Fifteenth, under Capt. Rhoads Fisher; the Seventh, under Capt. J. H. Collett; the Tenth, under Colonel Mills; the Seventeenth and Eighteenth, under Capt. George D. Manion, and the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth, under Col. Franklin C. Wilkes. When Polk's army joined Johnston, Ector's brigade was brought into the field, including the Tenth dismounted cavalry, Col. C. R. Earp; Fourteenth, Col. John L. Camp; and the Thirty-second, Col. J. A. Andrews. Harrison's Texas cavalrymen fought under Wheeler, and under W. H. Jackson was the Texas cavalry brigade of Gen. Lawrence S. Ross. Douglas' battery, under Lieut. John H. Bingham, was with Hood's corps.

Granbury's brigade was in the heat of the fighting from Dug Gap, on the 8th of May, till the investment of Atlanta. On May 27th it took a conspicuous part in the defeat of the Federals at Pickett's, near New Hope church. According to General Cleburne's report, Granbury

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