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[180] Seventh, which he formed on the left of the Fifty-fourth Virginia, which, with the Sixth, was already in line on the left of Kelly's brigade. At this time the First dismounted cavalry, on the way to join the brigade, was detached by order of General Preston and sent to support General Gracie's brigade. Without faltering or wavering these gallant troops drove the enemy steadily before them, capturing the Twenty-second Michigan, Eighty-ninth Ohio and part of the Twenty-first Ohio regiments. During this brilliant engagement Sergt. L. E. Timmons, Company I, Seventh Florida regiment, captured the regimental flag of the Twenty-first Ohio regiment.

Attached to the battalion of artillery commanded by Major Williams in this battle was the Florida battery, organized in Marion county as the Marion light artillery. This battery had done brilliant and effective service at the battle of Richmond, Ky., under the command of Capt. J. M. Martin. It was the only Florida battery ordered to join Gen. Kirby Smith and assigned to duty in the army of Tennessee.

Colonel Maxwell, of the First cavalry, reported his loss on the 19th at 2 killed and 15 wounded and 1 missing. ‘Among the killed was Lieut. Richard F. Hart, Company E, a most excellent officer and worthy gentleman. Courteous and polite in his social relations, and firm but kind in his official capacity, he was respected and loved by all who were brought into intimate intercourse with him. Prompt, faithful and energetic in the discharge of his duties, his company and regiment have lost a noble and gallant officer and his country a devoted patriot.’ Continuing, Colonel Maxwell reported that after being ordered on the afternoon of the 20th to the front, where ‘a most terrible contest was going on along our whole line,’ he met a staff officer of General Preston's and was directed by him to a point about a mile in advance as the place where Trigg's brigade was fighting. ‘I double-quicked to the point indicated, receiving a fire from the enemy's ’

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