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[183] Fifty-fourth Virginia made a movement by which some 500 of the enemy were captured, besides a large number of small-arms. In this engagement the casualties of the Sixth were 1 private killed, 2 lieutenants and 4 privates wounded; missing, 1 private, supposed killed.

Col. Robert Bullock, Seventh Florida infantry, in his report detailed the service of his regiment on the two days, closing with the gallant participation in the evening fight of the 20th, which resulted in the capture of about 150 prisoners, 1 stand of colors and 12 Colt revolving rifles. Among the prisoners were Colonel Carlton and Lieutenant-Colonel McLaw. There were few casualties in his command, nearly all of which occurred on the 19th.

Maj.-Gen. J. P. Anderson in this campaign commanded Hindman's division of Polk's corps. In his report he made the following special mention of Lieut. William Davidson, of Quincy, Fla., a young officer on his staff: ‘Lieut. William M. Davidson, aide-de-camp, was, as he had been at Shiloh, Perryville and Murfreesboro, constantly by my side, ever ready, active and intelligent in the communication of orders or the rallying of a broken line.’

When the army of Tennessee had invested the Federal forces under Rosecrans at Chattanooga, the Florida regiments theretofore in Trigg's and Stovall's brigades were transferred to a new brigade, organized November 12, 1863, to which Col. J. J. Finley, promoted brigadier general, was assigned as commander. It was part of Breckinridge's division, commanded by General Bate. This Florida brigade was composed of the Sixth infantry, Lieut. Col. A. D. McLean; Seventh infantry, Col. Robert Bullock; First cavalry, dismounted, Col. G. Troup Maxwell; First and Third infantry, Col. William S. Dilworth; Fourth infantry, Col. W. L. L. Bowen. On November 24th, the day before the battle of Missionary Ridge, the main part of the brigade was stationed at the crest of the ridge, immediately to the right of General Bragg's headquarters. Requisition having been made upon General

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