d Wisconsin cavalry, under Lieutenant H. D. Banister, forty-five men of company A, Fourteenth Kansas cavalry, under Lieuteuant Pierce, and the whole escort, under the command of Lieutenant J. G. Cavart, Third Wisconsin cavalry, and a train of eight shout, at which the remainder of company A, and despite the efforts of General Blunt, Major Curtis Lieutenants Tappin and Pierce, could not be rellied.
At this time a full volley was fired by company I, Third Wisconsin cavalry, which so staggered thed while endeavoring to cross.
Major Curtis had become separated from the General, and while riding by the side of Lieutenant Pierce, his horse was shot and fell.
All supposed he was taken prisoner by the enemy, being close upon them, and LieutenaLieutenant Pierce saw him alive in their hands.
The next day his body was found where his horse had fallen, and he was, without doubt, killed, after having surrendered.
Thus fell one of the noblest of all the patriots who have offered up their lives for t