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 gallant colonel received a mortal wound and died on the field. In the subsequent retreat of Taylor to the Red river Colonel Green and the cavalry were in constant fighting as the rear guard. General Taylor referred to the lamented Reily as a gallant and chivalrous officer, whose loss was deeply regretted. Of Green he said: ‘To his zeal, vigilance and daring the extrication of our little army from its perilous position is indebted to a great extent. He has shown himself equal to every emergency, and to him and the officers and men of his command I feel proud to return my acknowledgments. In truth, he was the Ney of our retreat, and the shield and buckler of our little force.’ The staff officers of General Sibley, Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert, Major Ochiltree, chief-of-staff, and Major Robards, ordnance officer, were with General Taylor and were highly commended by him. Gen. Alfred Mouton, in his report of these operations, said: ‘I would particularly mention Col. A. P. Bagby, his regiment and the reinforcements sent him. Troops never acted with more gallantry, nor was ever such an overwhelming force longer held in check by a handful of heroes.’ He joined without reserve in the praise of General Green, to whom he assigned the command of the entire cavalry.
siege of Vicksburg a detachment of Maj. James Burnet's battalion of Texans, under his adjutant, Lieut. R. S. Dulin, took part in the capture of the Federal ram Indianola, and were mentioned first in the general order of congratulation by Gen. Richard Taylor. Walker's Texas division having been ordered to the vicinity of Vicksburg, Gen. H. E. McCulloch's brigade was sent against the Federal forces at Milliken's Bend. He reported that in the fight which followed, June 7, 1863, Col. Richard Waterhouse and his regiment were particularly distinguished in a gallant charge, and Col. R. T. P. Allen's regiment and Colonel Fitzhugh's regiment
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