Just in case you want some more of the pandemonium occuring in the east Viniard filed on 19 Sept., 1863...:
The Florida regiment repulsing Barnes at Viniard’s farm was also quickly decimated, and lost 45 killed and mortally wounded in its short assault on Saturday afternoon, though they overran the united batteries of Davis’ division in the east Viniard field. Had their entire brigade attacked with them, the Battle of Chickamauga might not have consumed another day, but Time -that intangible yet absolute dimension with which we measure opportunity- was not smiling on the Confederacy. A fresh Federal division, Wood’s, was soon shuttled up from Lee & Gordon’s Mill, striking the unprotected southern flank of Florida’s 6th Infantry and essentially crucifying that regiment’s men (Hartman/Coles, Rosters of Fla.)
"Scarcely had we started up the hill when a cannon ball struck Lt. Wilson on the leg, shattering the bone. With the blood flowing from the wound, he shouted to us to come on, and he led that charge on his hands and one knee. We took the battery and captured more than 100 Ohio soldiers.... Lt. Wilson cried, “We have gained... Time; I am willing to die.” He lost his leg, and he died on the train between Atlanta and Columbus" - Rebel soldier, Co. G, 6 Fla., Trigg’s brigade, Preston’s div. Stanley, History of Jackson Co., 164
"Another battery in our front, and still another diagonally to our right, opened a hot and fierce fire upon us, still aided by the battery upon our left, which kept up an enfilading fire... with terrible effect upon my command. After engaging the enemy from this position for about half an hour, we were ordered to retire... to prevent utter annihilation" - Rebel Col. Jesse Finley, 6 Fla., Trigg’s brigade, Preston’s div. CMH-FL, 182
"The Federals made temporary breastworks of logs... through the center of this little field, woods being on each side. I do not think it exaggeration to say that from the woods to the logs one could have stepped upon dead Confederates all the way, and from the logs to the edge of the other skirt of woods the same could have been done on Federal dead bodies; it was a terrible sight - we were told at the time that a Florida regiment was almost annihilated at this place" - Rebel Sgt. Howell Carter, 1 LA. Cav., Hood’s escort Carter, Cavalryman’s Reminiscences
"Ordered to the front where the battle was raging. Soon found the foe on every front; fought at every point of the compass; ... changed front forward and to the rear in good order under fire. My guides... were wounded while in their positions with their guns inverted.... We captured 118 prisoners and sent them to the rear mell mob" - Yankee Col. Henry Dunlap, 3 KY., Harker’s brigade, Wood’s div. OR, XLII, 700
And then on Sunday the 20th, in the Dyer filed where everyone present seems to have captured a cannon or two:
"When the brigade... saw the line which they were to support lying in fence corners [facing]... batteries of the enemy’s artillery... on the other side of the Dyer field, [it was]... uncertain whether to continue.... Captain Lee Terrell... galloped down the front of the brigade..., swerved in and, snatching the colors..., turned his horse’s head and dashed for the enemy’s guns. With a whoop the 47th followed.... Their fire was too low and... ricocheted harmlessly overhead, [and soon]... the men of the 47th, with clubbed guns, were fighting the artillerists.... These fellows fought bravely but unavailingly" - Rebel Capt. Joe Burton, 47 Ala., Sheffield’s brigade, Law’s div. Burton, Historical Sketches, 9
"While the rebels were coming up the slope, our battery poured... double shotted canister in their ranks, but the enemy came on.... While the enemy was at the left hand gun..., the right hand gun was pouring canister into their ranks. We left 5 of our 6 guns here" - Yankee Pvt. Perry Hubbard, 8 Ind. Lt. Art., Buell’s brigade, Wood’s div. NT, 6/6/1907
"The slope of the hill was bare, and on its crest... were two full batteries supported by infantry, a very difficult position to assault.... On both the right and left..., our division was forcing the enemy back, relieving pressure in our front. We charged up the hill, under the fire of both artillery and the infantry supports, and succeeded in securing six pieces..., our regiment running them down the hill by hand" - Rebel Lt. Rob Coles, 4 Ala., Sheffield’s brigade, Law’s div. Coles,137
"We sprang forward... with loud yells, and in a few seconds were under the play of the enemy’s batteries in an open stubble-field. Our line made no halt or waver, but dashed ahead, and, in a brief time, had captured the guns, shooting down some of the gunners and clubbing others as they stood at their posts" - Rebel Pvt. W.J. Davidson, 41 TN., Gregg’s brigade, Johnson’s div. Drake, 366
One of our Michigan readers, Steve Graham, has written me that Loomis' Michigan battery would have lost it's guidon and/or flag at Chickamauga, as well as Church's MI. Battery, and also one of the 4th U.S. artillery batteries (Burnam's).
"Monday morning, we had to ride by Bragg’s HQs -a cluster of tents in the woods with captured flags hanging and leaning thickly about. The commander was walking... along the front of the tents" - Rebel Capt. Harry Clay, Pegram’s staff, Forrest’s corps CV, 1911, 329.