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Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
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ent on foot, and Drew's on horseback), with a part of Sims' regiment, gallantly led by Colonel Quayle, charged with loud yells, routed the cavalry, took the battery, pursued and fired upon the enemy retreating through the fenced field on our right, and held the battery, which I afterward had drawn off into the woods by the Cherokees. Pike's force now surrounded the taken battery in the utmost confusion, all talking, and riding this way and that, listening to no orders from any one. Capt. Roswell Lee, of General Cooper's staff, attempted to have the captured guns faced to the front, that they might be used against another battery just discovered, but he could not induce a single man to assist. At this moment the enemy sent two shells into the field, and the Indians retreated hurriedly into the woods, and there remained for two hours and a half, until twenty minutes before the action ended. The enemy continued to pour sho: and shell into the woods, but never advanced. This batter