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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 5 1 Browse Search
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two occasions, for, with very few exceptions, all did their duty. But to do so would swell this report to an inordinate size. However, I feel it to be my duty, and take pleasure in the performance of it, to call attention to the conduct of the field officers of the different regiments. Lieutenant-Colonel Cofer, in command of the Sixth, after I took command of the brigade; Major Clark, of the same regiment; Major Thompson, in command of the Fourth, after Colonel Nuckolls was wounded; Captain Millett, senior Captain, acting field officer, of the same regiment, and Major Nash, in command of the seven companies of the Forty-first Alabama, all came under my observation. In each I remarked constancy, gallantry, and coolness. In the afternoon, Colonel Stansell, of the Forty-first; Lieutenant-Colonel Wickliffe, in command of the Ninth, after Colonel Caldwell was wounded, and Captain Gillam, acting field officer, of the same regiment, attracted my notice, and but confirmed the good accou
d discharged their duties in the action at Baton Rouge in a manner creditable alike to themselves, and the cause for which they are battling. Very respectfully, J. C. Wickliffe, Major, commanding Fifth Kentucky Regiment. Report of Captain J. H. Millett. camp near Comite River, August 7, 1862. Captain John A. Buckner: Sir: Through an unfortunate circumstance I was placed in command of the Fourth Kentucky at about three o'clock A. M., on the fifth instant. After being placed in l left, could judge for yourself. I think that you will agree that they did not abuse the confidence the Commanding General has in ragged Kentuckians. The Fourth Kentucky lost in Killed5 Wounded14 Missing1   Total20 Respectfully, J. H. Millett, Captain, commanding Fourth Kentucky Regiment Volunteers. Report of Lieutenant-Colonel John Snodgrass. headquarters Fourth Alabama battalion, August 6, 1862. Colonel J. Edwards, commanding Second Brigade: Sir: I have the honor to