n, old Ben Butler was bottled.
In the west the guns of the Fifth Company were engaged at Cassville, Dallas, New Hope Church, Pine Mountain aad Kennesaw mountain.
At the latter place fell Louisiana's lamented Bishop, General Leonidas Polk. And then in the east began the siege of Petersburg
With scream of shot and burst of shell And bellowing of the mortars.
In the west battles followed in quick succession.
Peach Tree creek, siege of Atlanta, Jonesboro, Mill Creek gap, Columbia, Franklin, second Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Spanish Fort in Mobile bay, Alabama.
Meanwhile, at Petersburg, in our trenches,
We lay along the battery's side, Below the smoking cannon, But— The enemy's mines had crept surely in, And the end was coming fast. It was smoke and roar and powder stench, And weary waiting for death. So the men plied their hopeless war And knew that the end was near.
April 2, the lines were broken.
By a singular coincidence the Fifth Company held Spanish Fort