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Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 5 5 Browse Search
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er hand Rosecrans reported that he had 9,000 on the road, but less than half that many were in the fight. The Federal total loss was reported at 790; the Confederate at 86 killed and 438 wounded. In this battle the Fortieth Mississippi, Col. W. B. Colbert, recently attached to Hebert's brigade, was distinguished in the attack upon the Federal battery, several pieces being drawn away by details from this command. General Price in his report stated, Colonel Colbert's regiment also proved itsst, and Van Dorn's command under Maj.-Gen. Mansfield Lovell. Price's corps included two divisions, Hebert's and Maury's. Hebert's division had four brigades, the First, under Col. Elijah Gates, mainly Missouri troops; the Second, under Col. W. Bruce Colbert, mainly Arkansas and Texas regiments, but including the Fortieth Mississippi; the Third, under Gen. M. E. Green, composed of the Seventh battalion and Forty-third regiment Mississippi infantry, and three Missouri regiments; the Fourth, un
de, Brig.-Gen. Louis Hebert—Third Louisiana; Thirty-sixth Mississippi, Col. W. W. Wither. spoon; Thirty-seventh Mississippi, Col. O. S. Holland; Thirty-eighth Mississippi, Col. Preston Brent; Forty-third Mississippi, Col. R. Harrison; Seventh Mississippi battalion, Capt. A. M. Dozier; Appeal battery, Arkansas; Tobin's (Tenn.) battery. Second brigade, Brig.-Gen. J. C. Moore—Thirtyseventh Alabama; Forty-second Alabama; Thirty-fifth Mississippi, Col. W. S. Barry; Fortieth Mississippi, Col. W. B. Colbert; Second Texas; Bledsoe's battery. Other forces—Sengstak's battery; Mississippi cavalry, Col. Wirt Adams; Waul's Texas Legion, Lieut.-Col. L. Willis; Pointe Coupee artillery; First Tennessee cavalry, Col. J. G. Stocks. Mississippi State troops, Brig.-Gen. John V. Harris: Fifth regiment, Col. H. C. Robinson; Third battalion, Lieut.-Col. T. A. Burgin. Bowen's division. Maj.-Gen. John S. Bowen commanding. Bowen's brigade, Col. F. M. Cockrell—First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fif
on L. Doss; Fifteenth, Col. M. Farrell; Twentieth, Lieut.-Col. Wm. N. Brown; Twenty-third, Maj. G. W. B. Garrett; Twenty-sixth, Col. Arthur E. Reynolds; First Confederate battalion, Lieut.-Col. George H. Forney. French's division still included the brigades of Ector, McNair and Cockrell. In Forney's division Baldwin's brigade had been exchanged and armed: Fourth Mississippi, Col. Thomas N. Adair; Thirty-fifth, Col. William S. Barry; Thirty-ninth, Lieut.-Col. W. E. Ross; Fortieth, Col. W. Bruce Colbert; and Forty-sixth, Col. C. W. Sears. In the brigade of W. W. Mackall, the Forty-third, Col. Richard Harrison, was reported organizing at Columbus, and the Thirty-sixth, Col. W. W. Witherspoon; Thirty-seventh, Col Orlando S. Holland; Thirty-eighth, Lieut.- Col. W. L. Kiern; and the Seventh battalion, Capt. Lucien B. Pardue, not exchanged. The First regiment, Col. John M. Simonton; First light artillery, Capt. James J. Cowan; and the Vaiden artillery, Capt. S. C. Bains, were also atta
ippi, Col. Orlando S. Holland, from the department of the Gulf, was attached to General Cantey's command, subsequently in Major-General Walthall's division. In the army of Mississippi, commanded after the death of Polk by W. W. Loring, and then by A. P. Stewart, were found in Loring's division the brigade of Gen. W. S. Featherston: Third regiment, Col. T. A. Mellon; Twenty-second, Maj. M. A. Oatis; Thirty-first, Col. M. D. L. Stephens; Thirty-third, Col. Jabez L. Drake; Fortieth, Col. Wallace B. Colbert; First battalion sharpshooters, Maj. James M. Stigler;--and the brigade of Gen. John Adams: Sixth regiment, Col. Robert Lowry; Fourteenth, Lieut.-Col. W. L. Doss; Fifteenth, Col. Michael Farrell; Twentieth, Col. William N. Brown; Twenty-third, Col. Joseph M. Wells; Forty-third, Col. Richard Harrison. In French's division was the brigade of Gen. Claudius W. Sears: Fourth regiment, Col. Thomas N. Adaire; Thirty-fifth, Col. W. S. Barry; Thirty-sixth, Col. W. W. Witherspoon; Thirty-nin