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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
instantly, and hi3 front rank man severely
wounded. Out of forty-five men of his company
reporting for duty, twenty-seven were killed or
wounded. It was here the company lost its captain,
Dashler, who perished on the field. .After the
battle of Chickamauga, thle Texas troops, including
the COmpany to which MIr. Eckhardt belonged,
were consolidated in Granbury's brigade, with
which it participated in the battle on Mlissionary
Ridge. Then followed the battle of Ringold. The
next engagement was at Duck Gap, Ga. The next
at Re8aca. During the battle last named, the
Federal troops were charging a brigade of ConfedEckhardt
was taken sick with fever and was placed
in the hospital, in Alabama, for three months, when
he obtained a special pass from Dr. Bryan to travel
with the army, thinking it would improve his health,
which it did in a measure, but, on account of poor
health, he was finally retired from the service at
Cedar Town, Ga., as an invalid and it was three or
four years after the war before he regained his
health. Mr. Ecklhardt retains a souvenir of the war in
the shape of a pocketbook made from the drum head
which was used on the drum in Granbury's brigade.
This drum had been heard by every man in the
brigade and had gone through many battles. He
MRS. CAROLINE ECKHARDT.
eutes next to Granbury's. Mr. Eckhardt and
Lietit. Marsh, of Austin, Texas, were anxious to
itnesan this Cbarge and placed themselves on an
elevation to see it. No sooner had they done so,
ugtha a t strubk Lieut. Marsh and Mr. Eckhardt
Caught him a s he fell and carried him about fifty yards
to a spet where he was protected from the fire of the
enemd. Me, however, died from the effects of the
woun a nd. Mr. Eckardts brigade was next engaged
enin a tkirmish at Calboun, then at Cashville, and
over the lattere at New Hope Church. In looking
over the latter bttle-field the next morning the officers
declared that they had never seen so many men
already inuc all a space, Granbury's brigade,
anrd fify i leduced in numbers, lost one hundred
nd fifty killed in this fight. After this battle Mr.
made the pocket-book while in camp at Dalton and
greatly prizes it. Well he may, for it now reminds
the veteran Confederate soldier of the many fierce
reveilles, the drum once pealed forth when it called
and rallied the brave Texians to battle and led them
in the charge. Mr. Eckhardt has another memento,
a picture of Gen. Pat. Cleburne, around which
clusters many sacred memories of the long ago.
The following extract is from a Texas paper: "Mr.
Albert W. McKinney received to-dayv a
gift that he sets much store by. It is a picture of
Maj.-Gen. Pat. Cleburne, killed charging the Federal
works in the fearful fight at Franklin, Tenn.
Mr. McKinney belonged to Company B., Twentyfourth
Texas, Granbury's brigade, and was near
Gen. Granbury when he and Gen. Cleburne were
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