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[188] rescue a wagon train, β€˜the gallant Texas Rangers and Second Tennessee, supported by the Third Arkansas, met and repulsed the enemy's charge; then in turn charged the enemy, driving him upon his infantry supports and capturing nearly 100 prisoners.’ Harrison's brigade, dismounted, participated in the battle of May 27th, near New Hope church. They took part in Wheeler's great raid through east and middle Tennessee, and near Nashville the brigade charged a largely superior force of the enemy under General Rousseau, and captured three stand of colors and a number of prisoners.


Gen. John B. Hood's campaign against Sherman's communications after the fall of Atlanta was signalized by the sanguinary battle of Allatoona, fought by French's division against General Corse, October 5th. In this action General Young with his four Texas regiments, Ninth, Tenth, Fourteenth and Thirty-second, took a prominent part in the assault upon the Federal forts. General French reported: β€˜Texas will mourn the loss of some of her best and bravest men. Captain Somerville, Thirty-second Texas, was killed after vainly endeavoring to enter the last work, where his conspicuous gallantry had carried him and his little band. Captains Gibson, Tenth Texas; Bates, Ninth; Adjutant Griffin, Ninth; and Lieut. Dixon E. Wetzel, Ninth, were killed, gallantly leading their men. Brig.-Gen. W. H. Young, commanding brigade, was wounded. Most gallantly he bore his part in the action. Colonel Camp, commanding Fourteenth Texas, one of the best officers in the service, was seriously wounded; also Majors McReynolds, Ninth Texas, and Purdy, Fourteenth Texas. Of captains wounded were Wright, Lyles, Russell, Vannoy and Ridley, and Lieutenants Tunnell, Haynes, Gibbons, Agee, Morris, O'Brien, Irwin, Reeves and Robertson. . . . To Colonel Earp, on whom the command of the ’

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