War of the Rebellion: Serial 077 Page 0824 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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I will respectfully state that we entered the fight with eighty- seven guns. We lost 4 killed and 45 wounded, which speaks more for the undaunted bravery and heroism of one and all on that day than anything I could say. It is hard to discriminate where all did their duty so nobly.

I have the honor to be, yours, &c.,


Colonel, Commanding Fourteenth Texas.

Lieutenant LINDSAY.

Numbers 117. Reports of Brigadier General Claudius W. Sears, C. S. Army, commanding brigade.

OCTOBER 5, 1864.

I find the rear of the enemy's position like this:


My command is at the point a. I have a very difficult position to deploy upon; am sending out my skirmishers and they have commenced firing, but few are in position. Am crowding them forward; have to debouch around the bend in the bayou. I will form line of battle as soon as I can drive their skirmish line far enough back, and will push the matter as far as the honor of our arms may seem to demand.

Very respectfully, yours,



General FRENCH.