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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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ded with immense loss. Whole columns were mowed down, under the galling fire from the Western army. They were driven about two miles into the woods, losing about one thousand men, who were captured, besides a large number of killed and wounded. During the battle, the Forty-ninth Illinois, (Colonel W. R. Morrison's old regiment,) under command of Major Morgan, charged upon a rebel battery with determined bravery, and captured two pieces of artillery and a large number of prisoners. Adjutant Deneen, of the One Hundred and Seventeenth Illinois, reported this fact to General Banks. The General replied: Present my compliments to Major Morgan and his regiment, and tell him that I will ever remember them for their gallantry. The rebel prisoners claim to have had twenty-five thousand men engaged on Saturday, but I doubt whether half that number were present. The rebel Generals Parsons and Mouton are reported killed. Our army remained on the field until daylight Sunday morning, w