behaved with the greatest coolness and the greatest gallantry.
It would be doing wrong to particularize when every one did so nobly.
I must mention, however, the gallant conduct of Colonels Monroe, Gordon, Trader, and Morgan; also Majors [lieutenantcol-onel] Harrell, Reiff, Arrington and Portis, and Lieutenant-Colonels O'Neil, Fayth and Bull, of Cabell's brigade, Colonel Crawford, commanding brigade, acted with the greatest gallantry.
My staff officers—Major Duffy, inspector-general; Captain King, assistant adjutantgen-eral; Surg. John H. Carroll; Lieut. W. J. Tyus, acting assistant adjutant-general, Lieutenants Carlton and Inks, aids-de-camp, and Captain Ballos, quartermaster—and Captain Hughey, with his officers and men, deserve especial mention for gallantry.
The Ouachita river, from Camden down, is like an estuary from the sea. The largest steamboats from New Orleans ply to Camden.
With the jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi, it is as accessible as New Orleans.