ags, and the general was greatly amused at seeing the figure the boy cut when mounted on his raw-boned war-charger.
At the battle of Black River Bridge, Fred saw Lawler's brigade making its famous charge which broke the enemy's line, and rode forward and joined in the pursuit of the foe; but he had not gone far when a musket-ballthat the ball had only clipped out a little piece of flesh, so that he was not damaged enough to have to join the ranks of the disabled. Speaking of the charge of Lawler's brigade, continued Rawlins, while the general was watching the preparations for it an officer came up bearing a despatch from Halleck, written six days before, ks against Port Hudson, and then return with the combined forces and besiege Vicksburg.
The general read the communication, and just as he had finished it he saw Lawler charging through the enemy's broken lines and heard the men's cheers of victory.
Turning to the officer who had brought the message, he said: I'll have to say, i