d within twenty minutes after the sortie of the Confederates was known.
The attack was quick, furious, and heavy.
Oglesby's brigade received the first shock, but stood firm until their ammunition began to fail, when they gave way under the tremendous pressure, excepting the extreme left, held by Col. John A. Logan (q. v.)with his Illinois regiment.
Imitating their commander, they stood as firmly as a wall, and prevented a panic and a rout.
The light batteries of Taylor, McAllister, and Dresser, shifting positions and sending volleys of grape and canister, made the Confederate line recoil again and again.
At eight o'clock McClernand's division was so hard pressed that he sent to Wallace for help.
Wallace, being assigned to a special duty, could not comply without orders, for which he sent.--Grant was away, in consultation with Commodore Foote, who had arrived.
Again McClernand sent for help, saying his flank was turned.
Wallace took the responsibility.
Then Buckner appeared
ves in the bed-chambers during the hours of rest—the fear of intercommunication of colored freemen and the slaves—the prohibition of even alphabetical instruction, under pains and penalties, to the victims of wrong—the refusal to admit their testimony against persons of a white complexion—the wild consternation and furious gnashing of teeth exhibited by the chivalric oppressors at the sight of an anti-slavery publication—the rewards offered for the persons of abolitionists—the whipping of Dresser, and the murder of Lovejoy—the plundering of the United States mail—the application of lynch law to all who are found sympathizing with the slave population as men, south of the Potomac—the reign of mobocracy in place of constitutional law— and, finally, the Pharaoh-like conduct of the masters, in imposing new burdens and heavier fetters upon their down-trodden vassals—all these things, together with a long catalogue of others, prove that the abolitionists have not set aught