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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 33 1 Browse Search
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y our brave men, with slight loss. Yesterday morning the Engineer brigade was ordered to proceed to the river, with a pontoon train sufficient for two bridges. Howe's splendid fighting division of the Sixth corps was selected for the work of crossing, and the point for laying the bridges was just below the mouth of Deep Run, a a number of the engineers were soon wounded, and it was evident that the old and successful method of pushing men across in boats would have to be adopted. General Howe at once ordered the Twenty-sixth New-Jersey, Colonel Morrison, of the Vermont brigade, to man the boats, push over and storm the rifle-pits. Six of the batt At eight o'clock the pontoon train moved down toward Franklin Crossing, halting behind the ridge near the river, where they remained till late in the afternoon. Howe's division of the Sixth corps was ordered to take the advance, when it moved forward, and halted a short distance from the river, where the men lay on their arms f
lowed another, loaded with our rivals, the Twenty-third Connecticut. You will perhaps remember Bayou Lafourche, one of the largest in the parish, about midway between Brashear and Algiers; Thibodeau, the capital of the parish, lies three miles to the north of the railroad, on this bayou. The first news we heard, was that a body of rebel cavalry, from two thousand to three thousand strong, had taken Thibodeau, defeating the provost-guard, (company D,) and capturing the Provost-Marshal, Captain Howe. This has been mostly confirmed. The rebels then marched upon the railroad bridge at Lafourche, where were stationed three Connecticut companies, and two or three field-pieces. It was at this time that our men were sent for from Brashear, and they arrived in time to take part in the battle fought for the possession of the bridge, which continued about all day. As soon as these telegrams were received, of course many of the officers and men who had managed to remain behind when they tho
t of the conscription act. It appears that Mr. David Howe and Mr. Wesley Hill, connected with enrollseverely treated, as will be seen further on. Mr Howe was in the act of leaving a notice at No. 146s office, No. 106 Sudbury street, to inform Captain Howe of what was taking place. Mr. Howe was pusMr. Howe was pushed and hustled, and finally struck upon the head. At this point Officer Wilkins, of Station One, aerilled man. Mr. Wilkins succeeded in getting Mr. Howe away from the crowd, and entered the store of face. The officer then started to walk with Mr. Howe to his lodgings — the Merrimac House — but asn of it will not be made. Wesley Hill and David Howe were engaged in distributing notifications tce street, for a man who was not present, and Mr. Howe, stopping to talk with a woman in relation toing who the officers were, made an assault upon Howe, beating him severely. He was rescued from theowe boarded, when they were again assailed, and Howe was separated from the officer and further beat[3 more...]<