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FOUGHT WITH. FORREST.
Richard Brown, No. i. He was a member of the Ambulance Corps, and his head was shot entirely from his body by a shell from the gunboats just prior to the chief engagement at Fort Donelson when Colonels N. B. Forrest and John Scott with two regiments of cavalry, doubled by having an infantryman mounted behind a cav- alryman, went forward to feel the enemy and find his position. It was our first acquaintance with Colonel N. B. Forrest, who so greatly distinguished himself by refusing to surrender, and by carrying suc- cessfully his command over the sunken marsh, a deed which will live in song and story forever, and is without parallel in history, and is- surpassed if at all only by his own efforts at a later date. It may not be out of place to state here that the triumph of the fort over the Federal gunboats at Fort Donelson was absolute and complete. If Colonel N. B. Forrest had been in full command at Fort Donel- son, it is almost certain that history would have been differently written.
Pleasant Bradford. Died from camp fever.
Reuben R. Brown. Shot through the head in Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg, but is still living, though suffering even now from his desperate wound.
William R. Brown. Died from camp fever.
Henry Bryant. Dead.
James Bryant. Still living, but blind. He was said to be the best shot in the western Confederate army.
James Bryant, No. 2. Dead.
William L. Branch.
Robert H. Burton. Killed at the battle of Fort Donelson,
Valentine H. Cunningham.
Francis Curd. Wounded in battle.
Robert Cobbs. Dead.