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‘ [212] L. P. Lyons, and T. H. Hollamon, of the Fourth Texas; Lieuts. J. E. Clute and W. G. Wallace, of the Fifth; Capt. B. F. Benton, of the First, and Major Key and Colonels Rainey and Robertson were severely wounded. . . . All the field officers of the Fourth being killed or wounded, the command of the regiment devolved upon Capt. W. P. Townsend (now major), who led it most gallantly.’ At Malvern Hill the brigade lost 37 more from its depleted ranks.


Second Manassas.

In the next campaign, that of Second Manassas, General Hood was in command of Whiting's division, assigned to Longstreet's corps. On August 22d his command drove the enemy across the Rappahannock at Freeman's ford, ‘During the engagement Maj. D. M. Whaley, Fifth Texas, fell, gallantly discharging his duties.’ Beyond Thoroughfare gap the command marched forward on August 29th, ‘Lieutenant-Colonel Upton, of the Fifth Texas, in command of a party of select Texas riflemen, constituting the advance guard. Coming up with the rear guard of the enemy before sunrise, this gallant and distinguished officer drove them before him so rapidly that halts would have to be made for the troops in rear to rest.’ On approaching the enemy engaging General Jackson, ‘the Texas brigade advanced in line of battle down and on the immediate right of the pike leading to the stone bridge.’ At sunset the Texans and Law's brigade charged the enemy, driving them in confusion. The Texans captured three stand of colors. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon of the 30th, the Texans again advanced on the right of the pike, and ‘within 150 yards after leaving their position the Texas brigade became engaged with a heavy force of the enemy, but with their usual daring and enthusiasm, they charged gallantly on, driving a largely superior force a distance of 1 1/2 mile, causing terrible slaughter in their ranks, and capturing ’

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