Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Major Ridley” in chapter 10, page 103 of John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana:
An error in thinking the levee above the fort to be its parapet cost Colonel Phillips' life, as he was killed on reaching the ditch.
By that time the expedition had become a failure.
Major Ridley , of Phillips' regiment, calling to his men, gallantly leaped upon the parapet.
Seeing Ridley there, the enemy fled, but finding Ridley alone, they returned and made him prisoner.
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