Lieut.-Col. W. L. Maxwell
; while in Ferguson
's brigade were the Ninth Mississippi cavalry, Col. H. H. Miller
; Eleventh, Col. Robert O. Perrin
; Twelfth battalion, Col. Wm. M. Inge
gallantly took part in the opening struggle of the campaign at Rocky Face mountain
's brigade, supported by Tucker
's, held position on the left of Hood
's corps at Resaca
, and maintained their ground under a heavy artillery fire two days, during the first repulsing three assaults of the enemy.
had in line 1,158 men, and lost 49 killed and 118 wounded, but inflicted a loss of perhaps 1,000 upon the enemy.
Among the killed was Lieut.-Col. A. J. Jones
, Twenty-seventh regiment.
's brigade in the rear also suffered, General Tucker
being severely wounded and giving the command to Colonel Sharp
. Lieutenant Shannon
, commanding Swett
's battery, was conspicuous for gallantry, and this may be said justly of all the men engaged.
Near New Hope Church, May 27th, M. P. Lowrey
's brigade was distinguished at Pickett's mill
. General Cleburne
in his report, after giving great praise to Granbury
's Texans, said: ‘My thanks are also due to General Lowrey
for the coolness and skill which he exhibited in forming his line.
His successive formation was the precise answer to the enemy's movement in extending his left to turn our right.
Time was of the essence of things, and his movement was the quickest.
His line was formed under heavy fire, on ground unknown to him and of the most difficult character, and the stern firmness with which he and his men and Baucum
's regiment drove off the enemy and resisted his renewed attacks, without doubt saved the right of the army as Granbury
had already done before.’
On June 9th, at Moore's mill
, Colonel Farrell
, with the Fifteenth Mississippi and two companies of the Sixth,