Justice to a brigade.
--It was stated by our correspondent from Lookout Mountain
that Gen. Reynolds
's brigade was the one which broke and ran, giving the enemy their first advantage.
The Atlanta Register
gives the following correction of the statement:
When the Yankees
came within one hundred yards two brigades on Reynolds
's right gave way. The right of Reynolds
's brigade faltered for an instant; but the General
passed to the front and exclaimed, "Virginia
and North Carolina
expect you to do your duty to-day." The men gave three cheers for "old Gauley
," and again delivered a destructive fire.
Finding himself enfiladed, Reynolds
changed his front with perfect order as soon as the brigades on his right gave way. He held that position for an hour and a half, and was the last that retired from the ficid, and then in perfect order.
We have heard many commendations of Cols. Wade
, of the Virginia
regiments, and of Col. Hardy
, of the North Carolinians. --French is slightly wounded by a fragment of shell.
The loss of the brigade in killed and wounded was about seventy.