October 13, following, four men from the Donaldsonville Artillery, namely, C. J. Savoy, G. Charlet, O. Delmer and John S. Mioton, were ordered to report to General Walker, an artillery officer of Hill's Corps, the writer being one of the four.
We were then sent to Fort Gregg, under the command of Captain Chew, of Maryland, with Frank McElroy, of the 3rd Company, Washington Artillery, as our lieutenant.
During our stay in the fort we were drilled as infantry by one or two officers of General Mahone's Brigade.
Our winter quarters were just back of the fort—that portion being protected by a stockade—the front and sides being an earthwork, with a good sized ditch in front.
There was no artillery in the fort at that time, but in constructing it provisions had been made for four guns.
Early on that memorable Sunday morning, April 2, 1864, Generals A. P. Hill and Heth called and examined the fort and its garrison, and gave some instructions to our officers.
About eight or nine o'c