War of the Rebellion: Serial 051 Page 0188 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., N. ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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Numbers 292.

Report of Colonel Roger Q. Mills, Tenth Texas Infantry, commanding Deshler's brigade.


Missionary Ridge, October 6, 1863.

CAPTAIN: In compliance with orders form general headquarters, I herewith submit my report of the action of this brigade in the battle of the 19th and 20th ultimo:

This brigade, composed of Colonel Wilke's Texas regiment, Colonel Mills' Texas regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Hutchison's Arkansas regiment, and Captain Douglas' Texas battery, under command of Brigadier General James Deshler, moved about 3 p.m. on Saturday, the 19th ultimo, from a point near the junction of the La Fayette and McLemore's Valley roads toward our extreme right and in rear and parallel with our line of battle.

About 4.30 p.m. we crossed a branch of the Chickamauga and moved directly and hastily forward to the extreme right, where the battle seemed raging with great fierceness. After passing for some time through swarms of stragglers, wounded,a nd prisoners, we arrived on the line and were formed, facing our right flank, and moved forward to the attack,and proceeded some 200 yard, when the brigade was halted and ordered to lie down. In a few minutes we rose up and advanced to the front, and occupied some time in getting our position. It was now getting dark, but the firing was still heavy and constant between the enemy and some brigade oppo-


*Nominal list of casualties reports 6 men wounded.