ild in her arms by a solid shot.
Our soldiers fought heroically, and with reckless desperation.
Col Thompson, with his Kentucky brigade, and Col Barteau, commanding the 2d Tennessee cavalry, pressed forward to within thirty yards of the fort, and held this position for more than four hours and a half. But the loss incurred in this dangerous and critical position did not repay the advantages gained.
Col Thompson was killed, and Lieut Col Crossland, of his command, badly wounded.
Lieut. Col Morton, Capt McKnight and Capt Reeves, of Bartean's command, were severely and dangerously wounded.
Others were killed and wounded, though it is not thought our entire loss will exceed sixty.
The enemy acknowledges a loss of fifty four killed in the fort and over a hundred wounded. None were shot lower than the neck or shoulders.
All the gunners were picked off at one gun on the fort.
Gen. Forrest's escort encountered one of the gunboats and killed a number of the gunners, and kept it at