Page:Confederate Military History - 1899 - Volume 7.djvu/479

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six guns of a battery with the Sixteenth Alabama and two Tennessee regiments, on Sunday. Though thrown from his horse and temporarily disabled, he soon returned to command, and bravely led his men. After the evacuation of Corinth and the reorganization at Tupelo, he participated in Bragg’s Kentucky campaign, in command of the Fourth brigade of Buckner’s division, Hardee’s corps, distinguished for valor at Perryville. Said General Hardee: "Brigadier-General Wood was severely wounded by the fragment of a shell; his quartermaster, commissary, and adjutant-general were killed, and the three colonels next in rank, on whom the command successively devolved, were wounded." In the Murfreesboro campaign he was warmly engaged at Triune December 27th, far in front, checking the Federal advance. On the 31st he shared in the splendid record of Cleburne’s division, routing the enemy, and on January 1st, sent forward to feel the enemy, he lost nearly 100 men. Cleburne acknowledged great indebtedness to the efficiency of General Wood in this great conflict. The brigade lost 400, out of 1,100 engaged. On June 29th he was in command, and repulsed the enemy at Liberty Gap, Tenn. In the battle of Chickamauga, his brigade was Lowrey’s Mississippi regiment, Samuel Adams’ Thirty-third Alabama, Breedlove’s Forty-fifth Alabama, McGaughey’s Sixteenth, and Hawkins’ sharpshooters. On the 19th he and his men shared in the intrepid and successful advance of Cleburne, and next day made a desperate attack on Thomas’ breastworks, losing 96 killed and 680 wounded in the two days. After this battle he resigned from the army, and was succeeded in command by Gen. M. P. Lowrey. Subsequently he was engaged in the practice of law at Tuscaloosa.