So we put spurs to our horses, and rode (in the darkness) . . . back to camp.
The 6th Connecticut was ordered out to whittle, and did whittle to advantage, providing all the plugs that were used in Battery Totten on the two succeeding days.
[Correspondence of the New York times. ]--Editors. Once, in passing, Lieutenant Porter asked how they were getting along.
Thank ye, Leftenant; we're undergoin‘ a consid'able degree o‘ comfort.
General orders were issued on the afternoon of the 9th, prescribing for each battery its point of attack, the rate of firing, and the charges and elevation of the pieces.
The mortars were to drop their shells over and within the faces of the work; the fire of the guns should be directed partly against the barbette guns of the fort, and to take the gorge and north walls in reverse, but mainly upon the pan-coupe joining the south and south-east faces, with the double view of opening a practicable breach for assault and of exposing to a reverse fir