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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
ents near it with hot shot, and scattering the insurgents. He did not tarry, but, pressing forward, his fleet appeared in sight of Island Number10 the next day, March 15. when he carefully reconnoitered the Confederate position and prepared for a siege. Under the skillful and energetic management of General Beauregard, Island If high-sounding words and good engineering; could have made Island Number10 impregnable, it would have been so. Thirteen-Inoh mortar. On Saturday night, March 15. Commodore Foote was prepared for action, and on Sunday morning he commenced the siege with a bombardment by the rifled guns of the Benton, his flag-ship. This when the pursuit ended. In this gallant affair Sigel lost twenty-eight killed and wounded and about fifty made prisoners. Congratulating his troops on the 15th of March, Sigel said of this affair--On the retreat from Bentonville to Sugar Creek, a distance of ten miles, you cut your way through an enemy at least five times stro