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[183] was posted amid the hills, near a deep ravine, with a natural glacis within 30 or 40 yards of his front. ‘Here was the brunt of the battle, the enemy advancing along this front in numerous and constantly-reinforced lines. His men displayed a courage worthy of an honorable cause, pressing in steady throngs within a few paces of our men, frequently exclaiming: “We have caught you without your logs now!” Granbury's men, needing no logs, were awaiting them, and throughout awaited them with calm determination, and as they appeared upon the slope, slaughtered them with deliberate aim. The piles of dead on his front, pronounced by the officers of this army who have seen most service to be greater than they had ever seen before, were a silent but sufficient eulogy upon Granbury and his noble Texans. . . . About 10 p. m. I ordered Granbury and Lowrey to push forward skirmishers and scouts to learn the state of things in their respective fronts. Granbury, finding it impossible to advance his skirmishers until he had cleared his front of the enemy lying up against it, with my consent charged with his whole line. The Texans, their bayonets fixed, plunged into the darkness with a terrific yell, and with one bound were upon the enemy, but they met with no resistance. Surprised and panic-stricken, many fled, escaping in the darkness; others surrendered and were brought into our lines. It needed but the brilliancy of this night attack to add luster to the achievements of Granbury and his brigade in the afternoon. I am deeply indebted to them both.’

Gen. J. A. Smith commanded the brigade on July 21st in the fighting preliminary to what is called the battle of Atlanta, east of that city. Here the Texans were swept by a terrible fire of artillery. In the Eighteenth regiment, 17 of the 18 men composing one company were put out of the fight by one shot. But the Texans held their ground, and repulsed a charge by the enemy. ‘The loss of the brigade in this affair,’ said

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