- The Confederate Veteran, Vol. 11, p. 274.
I posted this elsewhere before but thought it would be a good addition to the Soldier's Tales forum.
Col. Elijah Gates' regiment was the consolidated 1st & 3rd Missouri Cavalry (dismounted) in Cockrell's Missouri Brigade, both of which were absolutely decimated in the battle of Franklin.
Gates' regiment lost 35 killed, 33 wounded, 22 wounded and captured, as well as 44 others taken prisoner, for a total loss of 134 officers and men - more than 60% of the regiment's strength. Col. Gates went into the charge mounted and was shot through both arms; he was eventually carried to the rear and one of his arms was amputated.
Cockrell's Missouri Brigade only carried 696 officers and men into action and lost 419 killed, wounded and captured, or 60.2%. 63 of the 82 officers in the brigade were casualties, including Brig. Gen. Francis M. Cockrell who had two horses shot from under him and was wounded four times. 130 Missourians are buried in the McGavock Confederate Cemetery at Franklin, almost all of which are from the Missouri Brigade; 31 others are said to be buried elsewhere.