August 27th were ordered to Rough-and-Ready.
After skirmishing near Flint river
the brigade moved to Jonesboro
, where they participated in the battles of August 31st and September 1st.
On the retreat they skirmished at Lovejoy station, Bearcreek and Palmetto
's campaigns against Sherman
's communications the Florida
soldiers assisted in the capture of Dalton
and the blockhouse in Mill Creek gap, skirmished at Decatur, Ala.
, and Columbia, Tenn.
, and under the command of Colonel Bullock
took a gallant part in the bloody battle of Franklin
, November 30th.
In this fight Lieutenant-Colonel Badger
, commanding the First cavalry and Fourth infantry, was wounded three times before he left the field, exemplifying the determined heroism of his fellow-soldiers.
The brigade was with Bate
's division in the campaign against Murfreesboro
, and in a gallant fight at Overall
's creek Colonel Bullock
Another severe fight followed on the Wilkinson pike
, near Murfreesboro
, and the brigade moved to Nashville
in time to do gallant service as Hood
's line was crumbling under the assault of Thomas
In his report of this campaign General Bate
commends the service of Colonel Bullock
and his brigade, stating that after Bullock
was severely wounded on December 4th, near Murfreesboro
, Maj. Jacob A. Lash
took command of the brigade until the arrival of Maj. Glover A. Ball
At Nashville Major Lash
brigade was finally in the field during the campaign in the Carolinas, under the command of Col. Daniel L. Kenan
, of the Sixth.
It took part in the battle of Columbia
, February 17, 1865, and, greatly reduced in numbers, reached the field of Bentonville
, March 19th, and went into battle, Colonel Kenan
In this last great battle of the army of Tennessee the Florida
troops fought with their old-time gallantry and suffered severe losses.
displayed brilliant soldier ship and received a severe wound amid the thickest of the fight, which caused the loss of a leg, ‘depriving ’