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1890 Excerpt: ...moved rapidly forward, driving before it a heavy line of the enemy's skirmishers and soon engaged his line of battle, which was as rapidly driven.
Driving him from a log breastwork in our advance, we crossed the Chattanooga road, encountering at this point an enfilading fire from the enemy's battery on our right and situate on the Chattanooga road, pressing him to a second line of breastworks.
Here we lost 4 men killed and many wounded, being exposed now to a fire almost immediately in our rear, having in our advance passed on the right of the battery on the road and several hundred yards to its rear.
This was caused by that portion of the brigade to the right of my regiment falling back before it reached the battery.
The regiment being thus exposed to a murderous fire, fell back in somewhat of disorder, and was partially formed in the Chattanooga road, but being still exposed to the enfilading fire, we were ordered by General Brown to fall back to the breastworks.
In doing this, we found that General Clayton's brigade, which had been ordered to our support, had fallen back ana were occupying our breastworks when we reached them.
Here the regiment was reformed and took its position.
In this engagement Major McGuire was wounded and rendered unfit for service for several days.
Shortly after reaching the breastworks, General Brown being wounded, I was called into command of the brigade, and Capt.
Tucker was placed in command of the regiment.
Soon thereafter we were again moved forward, and were placed near the enemy and were exposed to a very severe fire of artillery.
We remained in this position until about 5 o'clock, when we were moved, by order of General Stewart, to the left to the support of several of our batteries, which we did till night came on,...
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