hies which his men had secured, he filled the fresh troops with a degree of hopeful buoyancy, which afterward proved fatal; for while flushed with success, they were entirely ignorant of the arrival of General A. J. Smith's fresh troops; and this explains the recklessness and apparent indifference with which they assailed us, filing in their men to the very jaws of death.
This information I derived from wounded prisoners, nearly all of whom corroborate the statement.
They deny that General Pop Price was there, although letters have been found by our troops which would seem to indicate that he was on the field during the battle.
General Banks, while encouraging his troops in the midst of a galling fire, had his coat pierced with a bullet.
General Franklin manoeuvred his troops with great skill, and while leading his men on Friday, he had two fine horses shot from under him, while a Minie ball grazed his boot.
The First division of the Nineteenth army corps did nobly on Frida