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[185] 22d the Seventeenth and Eighteenth, under Captain Manion, became separated from the brigade, and after a hand-to-hand fight a number were captured. The loss could not be clearly ascertained. Capt. W. H. Perry was left in command. The Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth fought gallantly on the 21st. Less than a hundred of the men, in three successive charges, drove a large body of the enemy from the Confederate breastworks, losing 9 killed and 25 wounded, among the latter LieutenantCol-onel Neyland. Major Taylor, in command next day, with his men penetrated the third line of the enemy and captured an Iowa flag, leading the advance of the brigade. In this movement he lost 4 killed and 2 wounded. This is only a glimpse of the record of the Texans in a campaign of hard fighting, the official reports of which are very meager.

Ector's brigade was associated with the service of the division of Samuel G. French from Resaca to the close of the campaign. The Texans of this command fought in the places assigned them, and many brave men were killed and wounded among them at Cassville, New Hope Church, Latimar House, Smyrna, Chattahoochee, Peachtree Creek, Atlanta, and Lovejoy's Station. The heaviest loss was at Latimar House and Atlanta, the total for the campaign being 42 killed, 199 wounded and 17 missing. Col. William H. Young, promoted to brigadier-general, made a report of the operations of the brigade from July 17th to September 4th. During that period the brigade was first engaged in skirmishing on Peachtree creek. On the 21st of July the skirmishers of the brigade, under Colonel Camp, of the Fourteenth, were quite heavily engaged and subsequently the men intrenched to the north of the city. On the 27th, ‘while in a redan occupied by Ward's battery and directing the fire of the same, General Ector received, by a piece of shell which exploded in the redan, a painful wound above the left knee, which caused the amputation of the ’

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