From two other accounts that I have read, The General must not have got correct information from his subordinates. Most of the companies of the Whitfield/Ross Brigade were operating at between 50 and 75 effective fighters by this time in the war. Major White was given one company from each regiment. Company I of the 6th was a sharpshooter company and Company H of the 9th was the same. These two companies were probably chosen. The companies from the 3rd and the 27th Cavalries have not been identified. White could have chosen his old Company, H of the 6th. During the battle as described in on of the Ross' Brigade histories the Texans were well below the guns of the gunboats on the river and the barges full of Federal troops were not protected and the Texas Sharpshooters were able to do great damage. The soldier next to Major White said he was shot in the chest and immediately fell. Those around him so loved him that they gathered up his body and carried it a mile to the rear where he died. My kin was on detached duty with Major White twice according to his records. I hope he was there. The Confederates had about 300 and reported to have done serious damage as to troops killed and boats damaged. Will find the specific references and provide them soonest. I do appreciate the report as written by General Ellet. Thank you for your fine research. The truth of the 6th Texas will be found and hopfully can even add to that of Ross' Bde. Will continue to look for the confederate report on this action.