of Col. Robert Bullock,
Seventh Florida Infantry.
The Battle of Chickamauga
HDQRS. SEVENTH REGIMENT FLORIDA
Near Chattanooga, East Tenn., September 25, 1863.
Capt. JAMES BENAGH,
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report the following as the part taken by my regiment in the battle of Chickamauga, on the 19th and 20th instant:
Early on the morning of the 19th, my regiment was formed in line of battle on the north side of Chickamauga Creek, which line was at intervals advanced until the afternoon of the same day, when a charge was made upon a battery of the enemy stationed in a field in front of our line, from the destructive fire of which I was ordered to shelter my command behind the cover of woods immediately on my right, near which place my command bivouacked for the night in line of battle.
Early on the morning of the 20th, the line of battle was advanced as the enemy receded, until in the afternoon of the 20th the regiment was detached from the brigade with the First Regiment Florida Cavalry, and sent 1 miles back on the main road to intercept what was supposed to be a cavalry advance, from which place my command was moved in quick time to rejoin the brigade on the left of the hill in front of [the division] hospital, and then moved with the brigade upon a position of the enemy's in front and to the right, which resulted in the capture of about 150 prisoners, 1 stand of colors, and 12 Colt revolving rifles. Among the prisoners was Colonel Carlton and Lieutenant-Colonel McLaw [?], regiment not remembered.
The conduct of the officers and men of my command was in the highest degree satisfactory.
I am happy to report but few casualties in my command, nearly all of which occurred in the charge on the 19th, and of which a report has already been furnished.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel, Commanding Seventh Florida Regiment.
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