ended to overlap us, and we were permitted to withdraw.
Wet and cold, we waded through the swamp, the grass up to our eyes, until we came out upon the sandy plain, where the troops were bivouacked. A long rail-fence supplied us with fuel, and soon we had three large fires kindled, and the men grouped about them to enjoy rest, food, and a drying.
I went about ten P. M. to the headquarters — an old, hastily deserted house, and slept beneath the porch on some corn-stalks, sharing part of Dr. Kellogg's blanket.
About seven A. M. we woke up, (having slept fitfully,) and found the order to form had been given.
I rushed out to my company, and got them formed; then awaited the regimental formation, which was then made in two sides of a square.
The regiments of our brigade were also in marching order.
Gens. Foster and Burnside came up and greeted our Colonel.
Both of them spoke pleasantly to us. Pretty soon Gen. Foster, with about a dozen attendants, started down the narrow road thr
lley, Corporal Wm. Saddler, Fred. Hoffman, Daniel Clancey, Leander Campbell, Joseph Miller, Hampton Gardner, Arthur Lappin, Thomas Fresher, wounded; Wm. Kehl, missing.
Co. B--Jas. Carroll, Jas. Creiglow, Allen C. Lamb, Stephen W. Rice, killed; Duncan Reid; Jos. Smith, Albert E. Withers, Charles Fagan, badly wounded; Sergeant A. H. Fitch, Corporal Wm. E. Smith, and five others slightly wounded.
Co. C--Ord. Sergeant A. C. Danforth, E. G. Sackett, killed; O. H. Worcester, W. Coleman, Stephen Kellogg, Jno. Gardner, F. M. Palmer, F. A. Warner, Daniel Kingsberry, Richard Winsor, wounded.
Co. D--Corp. A. C. Griswold, Reuben Burnham, Louis Carver, killed.
Co. E--Corp. Geo. Blandin, John Milliman, John Atwater, Geo. Anness, wounded.
Co. F--Elias Hall, killed;.Capt. A. C. Burgess, Corporal Benjamin Gridley, Fred. Bethel, Chas. W. Minnick, Moses Owens, Arba Pritchell, Edward Thompson, Edward E. Tracy, wounded; Anson Pritchard, missing.
Co. G--John Fram, killed; Sergeant E. M. L