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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical. (search)
He captured the fort, whose defenders fled after making a slight show of resistance.
He led his regiment through the Kentucky campaign, was commandant of the town of Lexington during its occupancy by the Confederates, and of Cumberland Gap after the return to Tennessee.
In November, 1862, he was commissioned brigadier-general; his command consisted of the Forty-third Alabama, Sixty-third Tennessee, and the First, Second, Third and Fourth battalions of the Hilliard legion, unti he was elected lieutenant-colonel, and Archibald Gracie colonel.
He was with the expedition that defeated and scattered the loyalists at Fort Cliff, in Scott county, Tenn., went through the Kentucky campaign, and was stationed for a while at Cumberland gap, when the army returned to Tennessee.
At the battle of Chickamauga he was colonel of the regiment, Gracie having been made brigadier-general, with the Forty-third Alabama as one of the regiments in his command.
His valor in the desperate si