HISTORY OF THE ORPHAN BRIGADE.
taking advantage of this, to abandon the cause, or to shirk the bloody field, he could scarcely ever be persuaded to leave the company for the purpose of recruiting his health; and when he chanced to " smell a battle," expostulation was in vain he would drag himself to the scene of conflict, and make almost superhuman exertions to do his whole duty, whether the banner waved in triumph or trailed in defeat. After the battle of Chickamauga, Col. Cofer made special mention of him, and recommended that a medal of honor be awarded him for gallant and meritorious conduct. He was wounded at Jonesboro', Aug. 31, 1864.
JOSEPH 1. WATERFILL, Anderson County, was elected second lieutenant, Jan. 28, 1863; fought at Shiloh; was long afterward disqualified for service by ill health, but rejoined the company at Tyner's Station, Nov. 29, 1863 ; and fought at Rocky Face Gap, Resaca, and Dallas; from Dallas to Atlanta; at Peachtree, Intrenchment, and Utoy Creeks, and both days at Jonesboro'. During the cavalry operations he was with the dismounted men.
THOMAS T. DYER, Woodford County, was appointed first sergeant, Oct. 8, 1861, and died of disease at Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 21, 1862.
DAVID W. BOND, Anderson County, was appointed second sergeant, Oct. 8, 1S61; fought at Stone River, Jackson, Chickamauga, Intrenchment, and Utoy Creeks, and both days at Jonesboro'; was with dismounted detachment during cavalry operations. Died at Ripyville, Dec. 7, 1895.
EUCLID WALKER, Anderson County, was appointed third sergeant, Oct. 8, 1861 ; was discharged at Knoxville, on account of disability by disease, October, 1862.
LLOYD REDMAN, Anderson County, was appointed fourth sergeant, Oct. 8, 1861; fought at Shiloh, Vicksburg, Jackson, Chickamauga, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, and Dallas ; from Dallas to Atlanta; at Peachtree and Intrenchment Creeks, and was killed at the latter place, July 22, 1864.
ADELBERT WALKER, Anderson County, was appointed fifth sergeant, Oct. 8, 1861 ; fought at Stone River, Chickamauga, Dallas; from Dallas to Atlanta; at Peachtree and Intrenchment Creeks, and was killed at the latter place, July 22, 1864.
JNO. L. ABBOTT, Anderson County, fought at Shiloh, where he was wounded and captured on the morning of the second day; was not exchanged till March, 1863. On reaching home it was found necessary to amputate his leg the wound being badly gangrened, after which he recovered, but has been a sufferer through life.
THOMAS ABBOTT, Lawrenceburg, was killed in battle at Shiloh, April 7, 1862.
JOS. WM. ALLEN, Anderson County, died of disease at Shelbyville, Tenn., May 8, 1862.
W. D. BROWN, Anderson County, fought at Baton Rouge.