Fourth Tennessee Infantry
Chickamagua after battle report:
Report of Capt. Joseph Bostick, Fourth Tennessee Infantry
HDQRS. FOURTH [CONFEDERATE] TENNESSEE REGT.,
Missionary Ridge, October 7, 1863.
SIR: This command entered the fight on Saturday, September 19, at 2 p. m., with 163 effective men, under command of Col. James A. McMurry . . .
. . . . It was at this juncture that Segt. Samuel Nicholson, color-bearer, while gallantly
bearing the colors in front and cheering the men on to the charge, fell, severely but not fatally wounded. It is due to Sergeant Nicholson to state here that he was on this occasion, where he had been found during all the previous fighting, in the front rank cheering the men on to victory. The fall of the colors caused no confusion or delay, being snatched from the ground by Private Henry Rosenberger, of Company C, and gallantly borne to the top of the heights, the enemy giving way and fleeing precipitately down the ridge. . .
Capt., Comdg. Fourth (Confederate) Tenn., Regt.
Source: Official Records
CHAP. XLII.] THE CHICKAMAUGA CAMPAIGN. PAGE 100-51
[Series I. Vol. 30. Part II, Reports. Serial No. 51.]
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