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hind a slight elevation, and, going forward to some high ground, hailed the troops in his front, What troops are those? The answer was, Kentucky. He called again, Who are you? and the answer came as before, Kentucky. He then went back and got his colors, and, returning, once more asked the same question, and received the same answer. He then unfurled his flag, and immediately the Federal line opened upon him with a volley. He turned to order forward his regiment, and found that Lieutenant Harrington, who had followed him without his knowledge, was lying dead by him, pierced by more than twenty balls. The flag was riddled, and the staff cut, but Colonel Walthall was untouched. It was this incident that led to the belief that the password was betrayed to the enemy by the guide; but the answer, coming from the Fourth Kentucky, was the natural and proper one. The Mississippians drove this regiment from its cover, and, after a severe struggle, it fell back fighting. In the mea