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Doc. 41. guerrilla barbarities. The fight at Roseville, Ark. The Roseville fight occurred on the morning of the fourth of April, 1864. The attacking party consisted of the Thirtieth Texas cavalry, four hundred strong, under Lieutenant-Colonel Battles, and fifty guerrillas, under Titsworth. Our force was about seventy-five men of the Second and Sixth Kansas cavalry, under Captains Gardner and Goss. The balance of their command was out foraging. The pickets were driven in at eight A. M. Our boys made barricades of cotton bales, and behind these, and in some log houses, met the enemy. The latter dismounted about half a mile from town, and advanced through the timber. They charged gallantly into the town. at the same time making flank movements. The fight was severe and gallant, both sides coming to the work bravely. Under the rapid fire of our Sharpe's rifles the enemy finally fell back disordered, retreating in great haste. Eight or ten of their dead were left on the
uired for the comfort of the wounded? Did you know Surgeon Smith could not procure the articles you wanted, without calling on the Sanitary Commission? You will also state what aid and assistance the Sanitary Commission afforded you, and, to the best of your knowledge, the articles, and quantities, furnished by them. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Ebn. Swift, Surgeon, United States Army, Medical Director. Surgeon Adolf Majer, U. S. V. Hilton head, South Carolina, April 3-4, 1864. Surgeon Ebn. Swift, U. S. A., Medical Director: sir: Having mentioned in my report of the battle of Olustee, that I telegraphed Surgeon Smith, in charge of general hospital, Jacksonville, to forward lint, bandages and stimulants, and to call on Sanitary Commission, you desire me only to-day (April third) to inform you why my medical officers were not supplied with these highly essential articles before going into the engagement, and, as the chief medical officer, the Medical Director of