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[214] of the regiment after Cleveland was wounded, and when he was himself struck he turned the command over to Turner.


Sharpsburg.

At the battle of Sharpsburg, Md., the Texas brigade was commanded by Colonel Wofford, of the Georgia regiment, who reported that the brigade took position on the Confederate left, near Mumma church, on the evening of September 15th, and being under artillery fire at that time, the Fourth lost Lieut. N. J. Mills, severely wounded, and one private. On the evening of the 16th they were moved to the left and front of the church and formed, with a cornfield in their front. During that evening Captain Turner, with the Fifth, and Capt. W. H. Martin, with a detachment of the Fourth, were engaged in skirmishing. On the 17th the brigade advanced toward the cornfield and engaged in a desperate fight. Hood reported that this was ‘the most terrible clash of arms, by far, that had occurred during the war.’ ‘The two little giant brigades (Hood's and Law's) wrestled with the mighty force of the enemy, losing hundreds of their gallant officers and men, but driving the enemy from his position and forcing him to abandon his guns on our left.’ Said Wofford: ‘This brigade went into action numbering 854, and lost in killed, wounded and missing 560, over one-half.’ Among the officers killed were Major Dale, First Texas, who fell in the thickest of the fight, and Lieuts. F. L. Hoffman, P. Runnells, J. Waterhouse, S. F. Patton and G. B. Thompson, of the First. Colonel Work reported that the First took into action an aggregate of 226, of whom 170 were known to have been killed or wounded, and 12 (missing) supposed to be. He saw four bearers of the State colors shot down—John Hanson, James Day, Charles H. Kingsley and James K. Malone. Then other men upheld the flag, four more of whom were shot down. Carter, of the Fourth, reported

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