ral men. I have been in many battles, but I never saw, and never wish to see, such a fire as that poured on us on June fourteenth.
It was not terrible — it was horrible.
Our division (Second) stormed about a mile from the Mississippi.
We left our camp where I wrote you last at twelve o'clock midnight, on the thirteenth, and proceeded to the left, arriving just at daylight, where the balance of our brigade (Second) awaited us.
Colonel Benedict arrived from opposite Port Hudson on the twelfth, and our regiment was transferred from the First to the Second brigade, and he placed in command.
The movement to the left took all by surprise; but we got in shape behind a piece of woods which concealed the enemy's works and rested.
The First brigade went in first and we followed — the Third brigade being a reserve.
I saw the First brigade file left and move on, but saw no more of it. When the order came to move on, we did so in column of company, at full distance.
Ask some good milit