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The Daily Dispatch: June 24, 1862., [Electronic resource] 9 1 Browse Search
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e. I allude to the 2nd regiment of Confederate States Tennessee Volunteers, commanded by Colonel W. B. Bates. It was called a rebel regiment, tendered before Tennessee had yet seceded, and in servinnessean will lead where any will dare follow. " Tersely was the promise fulfilled at Shiloh. Col. Bates's regiment was ordered to a position where a double duty was required, which I have not the miand take the battery which was hurling its tempest of fire and hail upon them. In this charge Col. Bates fell severely wounded, and though comrade after comrade falls around them, they pursue their dd. His brother-in-law, Captain Jos. P. Tyree, was instantly killed at his side. His brother, Col. Bates, fell wounded in the leg. Side by side, upon the same couch, lay these two brothers, one morta I expect to have the pleasure of communicating this to his father on my return to Lynchburg. Col. Bates's many friends in Virginia will be pleased to learn that he has not lost his leg, and is doing