The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 30, In Four Parts. Part 2, Reports. Page: 186
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186 .KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. [CHA . XLII.
In this engagement I lost (killed and wounded) many of the bravest
and best officers and men of my regiment.
After procuring ammunition and allowing the troops to rest, the
brigade was again put in motion, and moved obliquely to the right
until the center of the brigade rested in front of the center and main
works of the enemy, my regiment occupying the same position in
line as above mentioned-on the right of the center. Here the con-
flict was again renewed-a terrible conflict, with artillery and small-
arms; a hand-to-hand fight, lasting for more than one anid a half
hours, the streams of smoke and fire from the enemy's guns reach-
ing our lines, throwing the missiles of death in every direction; and
just at the going down of the sun their works were forced, and the
enemy'fled in wild confusion in every direction, giving a complete
victory to our arms.
I entered the contest Sunday morning with 150 men in my regi-
ment, and had 73 killed and wounded during the day. Aggregate
killed and wounded during two days' engagement,,78. A list* is
The daring and impetuosity of all the officers and men of my regi-
ment are entitled to the highest praise.
I cannot close this report without bringing to your favorable notice
the daring conduct of Lieut. Col. T. R. Hughs, Capt. Lewis Miller
(acting major), Captains Carrell, Benham, Lindsey, and Cooper;
also Lieut. Tracy, of Company K, commanding Company I. I am
sorry to inform you that Captains Lindsey, Miller, and Benham are
Too much praise cannot be given to the privates of my regiment.
They deserve the highest consideration. They fought like veterans.
G. H. NIXON,
Colonel, Comndg. Forty-eighth Tennessee Volunteers.
[Capt.] W. A. KING,
Report of Lieut. Thomas J. Key, Calvert's (Arkansas) battery.
LINE OF BATTLE NEAR CHATTANOOGA, TENN.,
October 6, 1863.
GENERAL : This battery participated in the battle of Chickamauga
on both days of that memorable contest. It first went into action
about sunset Saturday, the 19th, when General Cleburne's division
assailed the enemy's fortifications. General Wood's brigade had
fallen back under the heavy fire from the enemy's guns, when I
moved up at a trot and let fly the dogs of war into the Yankee ranks,
and in a brief period the enemy fled in confusion. Night closed the
bloody scene, and we slumbered on the victorious field.
In the charge of the same division, Sunday morning I again en-
gaged the enemy, and in the midst of the battle-storm had one how-
itzer disabled, when the battery was withdrawn, securing the disabled
piece. About 5 o'clock the same day General Polk's brigade assailed
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United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 30, In Four Parts. Part 2, Reports., book, 1891; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth152979/m1/203/?q=key: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.