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objectless battle of Cox's plantation, or Bayou La Fourche, July 13, 1863, Colonel Dudley (30th Mass.) was sent out with two sections of the 6th Mass. Battery (Carruth's) along the right bank of a bayou, supported by Gen. Charles J. Paine. Col. J. S. Morgan, moving on the other side of the bayou, was surprised and driven back by the Confederate General Green, and fell back on Dudley, both being forced a mile in retreat, until supported by General Paine and ultimately withdrawn by General Grover. Colonel Morgan was ultimately tried and sentenced by court-martial, though this sentence was suspended by General Banks. It was afterwards claimed by the Confederate commander that he lost thirty-three and the Union force one thousand, but Irwin puts this last amount at four hundred and sixty-five, about forty-eight of which fell on the 30th Mass. The 6th Battery had one man wounded and lost one gun, without the least fault on the part of the artillerists, says Irwin. Irwin, p. 253.