re, and drove him in confusion into his boats and the river.
A brief skirmish ensued, in which several of the enemy fell and were supposed to have been killed and wounded.
During the conflict the fire of our men was turned upon the steamer Freeborn, as well as upon the boats, which were pushed off with precipitation and alarm.
Then with a battery of field guns the enemy would have been crushed as well as defeated.
The attack was made by Major R. M. Mayo, with Gouldin's company of Sparta Grays, under First Lieutenant Saunders, and Lee's Legion of Cavalry, under First Lieutenant R. L. T. Beale, belonging to his battallion, and terminated before the troops concentrating became generally engaged.
The Sparta Grays were armed with Sharpe's rifles, and all the other troops with old pattern flint-lock muskets and old sabres.
There was every indication that the enemy suffered a severe loss, while on our part we met with none.
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