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Prairie Grove — an incident.--A most thrilling incident of the terrible fight at Prairie Grove is thus related by Lieutenant Will. S. Brooks, of the Nineteenth Iowa volunteers. The fight was most determined and the slaughter immense. I was struck at four o'clock P. M., while we were being driven back from a too far advanced position. We were outflanked and had to run three hundred yards over open ground and exposed to a murderous fire from the right, left, and centre, or rear; here we lost Lieutenant-Colonel McFarland. We lost one half our regiment, and, in company D, more than half our effective men. I was hit at the commencement of the retreat, and was near being captured, as I could not run. When more than half-way to our battery the color-sergeant fell, and I received the colors. The pursuing rebel colonel shouted: God d — n them, take their colors! This enraged me, and I hallooed back: You can't do it. The cowardly rascals did not dare to close on me, but let go a v