On the morning of Sept. 18, 1863, this Regiment with its brigade met the advance of Bushrod Johnson’s column on the east slope of Pea Vine Ridge successfully delaying for ten hours the crossing it Reed’s Bridge of a largely superior force of the enemy’s
infantry and artillery thus materially contributing toward the defeat of the Confederates designed to crush the left wing of the Union Army. Sept. 19, guarded the movement of trains to Chattanooga. Sept. 20 successfully engaged the enemy at Red House Bridge
on the Ringgold Road. On the 21st in 22d assisted in covering the movement of the Army to Chattanooga.