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he prairies, with a motley band of five thousand negroes, two thousand horses and fifteen hundred beeves for a cumbrous accompaniment. With the possible exception of the herd that set out to follow Sherman's march through Georgia, this was perhaps the most curious column ever put into motion since that which defiled after Noah into the ark. Irwin, p. 156. It sustained some slight attacks only, and in its last thirty-one hours marched forty-eight miles, reaching Brashear May 28. On May 21, 1863, an encounter took place, with some loss, at Plains Store, La., in which a brisk artillery fire was interchanged, followed by a charge from the Confederates, of which the 48th Mass. (Col. E. F. Stone) bore the brunt, being sustained by the 49th Mass. (Col. W. F. Bartlett). The loss was not, however, large. In both the two assaults on Port Hudson (May 27 and June 14, 1863) the regiment suffering most severely was the 38th (Colonel Ingraham), the loss beginning with Lieut.-Col. W. L. Rod