Senator Randall Gibson was first in command of two regiments of Louisiana troops, but after the wounding of General Adams, commanded the latter's brigade of Breckinridge's division in the brilliant charge around the Union left on Sunday, which, for a time, until met by Van DerVeer, seriously threatened the overthrow of that wing of the Union army.
General Gibson says:
United States Senate, Washington, D. C., December 15, 1888.
my dear General—I am in receipt of your favor of the 10th instant, inclosing a printed letter proposing the organization of an association of the officers of the two armies, who were engaged in the battle of Chickamauga, for preserving the battle lines and marking the main points on the field with suitable monuments.
I will be very glad to aid you so far as I can in this work, and to furnish whatever information I may possess of the position of the division (Breckinridge's) to which I belonged.
I return the newspaper slip.
Yours faithfully, R. L.