The Orphan Brigade at Dallas
May 28, 1864. On ridge W., were the intrenched Lines of the 1st div., 15th A.C. & the 2d div., 16th A.C. [USA]; beyond the ravine E., the lines of Bates div. Of Hardee´s corps [CSA].
Late afternoon, Lewis´ Ky (Orphan) & Finley´s Florida brigades, [CSA] made a desperate assault across the ravine & scaled the high ground W. - the Orphans in the advance - their losses, 51 per cent because of failure to receive orders to withdraw.
This futile attempt by the Ky. Orphans is one of the notable instances of heroism & disaster in the Atlanta Campaign.
GHM 110-13 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953