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Battaile, C. R.
C. R. BATTAILE, Elm Mott, Tex.—Was born Nov. 22, 1836, in Caroline County, Va. Enlisted in the Confederate Army in Burleson County, Texas. Was in detail service until 1865. Went to Brownsville, Tex., Col. Ford commanding the regiment and Capt. Wellborne commanding the company, Gen. Slaughter's corps, Ford, first Colonel. In the last battle which was fought on May 12 and 13, 1865, Ford was in command, Gen. Slaughter being sick. This battle was fought on the Rio Grande River, some twelve miles below Brownsville. We had 300 men in the field and six pieces of artillery. The Yankees had about 1,800. The Federal loss was reported at twenty-four killed, and we captured 118 prisoners and carried them to Brownsville and kept them there for three days, when we learned of Gen. Lee's surrender. We did not loose a man in this fight.