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‘  gallant Texans devolved, and to Colonel Andrews (Thirty-second Texas), who commanded on the south side, . . . I return my thanks for services. . . . Lieut. M. W. Armstrong, Tenth Texas, seized the United States standard from the Federals, and after a struggle brought it and the bearer of it off in triumph.’ The loss of the brigade, which included two North Carolina regiments, was 43 killed and 147 wounded. Maj. J. H. McReynolds, commanding the Ninth, reported a loss of 45 out of 101 in action. ‘Lieut. J. P. Bates was killed among the foremost, far in advance of the enemy's third line, near their main fort. Sergt. C. E. Dale, who was among the first to mount the works, was shot dead.’ Lieut.-Col. Abram Harris, Fourteenth, reported a loss of 49, having in action but 87 guns. Such instances of fruitless heroism characterized the remainder of the history of the army of Tennessee.
Granbury's brigade at Franklin, November 30th, lost its division commander, General Cleburne, and its brigade commander, General Granbury. Lieut.-Col. R. B. Young, Tenth, was also killed, and Maj. W. A. Taylor, Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth, Capt. J. W. Brown, Seventh, and Capt. R. Fisher, Sixth and Fifteenth, commanding their respective regiments, were reported missing. On December 10th, Capt. E. T. Broughton was in command of the brigade; the Sixth and Fifteenth regiments were under Capt. B. R. Tyus; the Seventh under Capt. O. P. Forrest, the Tenth under Capt. R. D. Kennedy, Seventeenth and Eighteenth under Capt. F. L. McKnight, and the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth under Capt. John F. Matthews. Gen. J. A. Smith, commanding the division at Nashville, reported that Granbury's brigade having constructed a. redoubt at an important point of the line, ‘on the 15th the enemy made a formidable attempt on this position ’
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