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‘  by a direct assault, and at the same time by a flank movement came in its rear. This attempt was a disastrous failure, he having to retire in confusion, leaving many of his dead and wounded on the field. In this affair Granbury's brigade behaved with its habitual spirit and gallantry, its loss on this occasion being about 30 killed and wounded.’ Ector's brigade, commanded by Col. David Coleman, was not at the battle of Franklin, but fought well at Nashville. General Walthall reported that it ‘did valuable service in holding the only passages through which many detachments of the army were able to reach the Franklin pike.’ The regimental commanders were: Ninth, Maj. J. H. McReynolds; Tenth, Col. C. R. Earp; Fourteenth, Capt. Robert H. Harkey; Thirty-second, Maj. W. H. Estes. It was one of the brigades, under Walthall, which co-operated with Forrest in protecting the rear of the army in the memorable retreat from Tennessee, December, 1864. General Ross made a report covering the events of the campaign. At the outset the effective strength of his command was Third Texas cavalry, 28; Sixth, 218; Ninth, 110; Twenty-seventh (First legion), 140; total, 686. Approaching Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Ross took the advance, and the Third, dismounted, with two squadrons of the Legion, drove the enemy from his camp at that place. At Campbellsville they confronted Hatch's Federal division of cavalry. Lieut.-Col. J. S. Boggess dismounted the Third and moved to the front, and a battery was brought up, supported by Col. Jack Wharton's Sixth cavalry, and at the proper time the Ninth, Col. D. W. Jones, and the Legion, Col. E. R. Hawkins, made an impetuous charge, which scattered the enemy in confusion. With a loss of 5 wounded, the brigade captured 5 stand of colors, 84 men, and horses and cattle. On the 28th they had a spirited engagement on the Franklin pike, capturing many prisoners and part of the
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