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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 32: failure to follow success. (search)
ce night attack beyond Lookout Mountain Colonel Bratton's clever work review of the western moveupport, and ordered his own brigade under Colonel Bratton to move cautiously against the rear-guardportunity was encouraging. As soon as Colonel Bratton engaged, the alarm spread, the enemy hasteir fight, and, under the impression that Colonel Bratton had finished his work and recrossed the bridge, withdrew his command, leaving Colonel Bratton at the tide of his engagement. General Jenkins and Colonel Bratton were left to their own cool and gallant skill to extricate the brigade from nd safely over, Benning's brigade crossing as Bratton reached the bridge. The conduct of BrattoBratton's forces was one of the cleverest pieces of work of the war, and the skill of its handling softenof our gallant officers and soldiers. Colonel Bratton made clever disposition of his regiments,ral Robertson (1 wounded and 8 missingļ¼‰9 Colonel Bratton lost (aggregate)356 Confederate loss408