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[172] nearly sundown, affording the weary men an opportunity to enjoy a few hours' rest.

About sundown the brigade was formed for another charge; and, after being exposed to an artillery fire for some time, in which I incurred no loss, we were moved forward and swept through the woods and over the breastworks we had failed to take in the morning, driving the routed enemy across the Chattanooga road. Here our line was halted and, after loud and prolonged cheers at the glorious success of the day, I stacked arms at the edge of the woods and bivouacked for the night. I lost from the regiment 9 killed, 70 wounded and 13 missing, making a total of 92 out of 273 that I carried into the fight. Two officers were slightly wounded and one is missing. The provost guard under Lieut. J. G. Butler, Company A, Third Florida, was formed on the right of my regiment during the greater part of the day. They volunteered to go out as skirmishers early in the morning, much to the relief of my weary men, and in every place they served they did their duty faithfully and efficiently.

My field officers, Maj. G. A. Ball, First Florida, and Capt. C. H. Ross, Company I, Third Florida, and my adjutant, C. H. Stebbins, Third Florida, were constantly by me and assisted me greatly. Captain Whitehead and Lieutenant Hanson of Brigadier-General Stevall's staff afforded much encouragement to the men by their fearless courage and cheering words. There are many others who deserve special notice, among them Corp. C. P. Ulmer, Company H, Third Florida, of the color-guard, who seized the colors when they fell from the hands of the color-bearer while under a heavy fire, and bore them bravely through the rest of the contest. I regret that I cannot enumerate all the deeds of courage that came under my observation during the day; for notwithstanding the long march, the loss of rest and want of food, there were few who skulked from the fight. All seemed resolved to do their best to check the advance of the invader.

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