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ed supply of ammunition, and without a full complement of men. One of them lost a wheel, shot away on the thirteenth, but supplied from their limber. On the fifteenth, the trail of another howitzer was broken, and it was rendered useless. They fired all their ammunition, about fifty rounds to the piece. The cavalry of the brigade (Fourth Illinois, Col. Dickey) did excellent service in reconnoitring and in holding the enemy in check on the right. Lieut.-Col. McCollough, Major Wallace, Capt. Rockwood and Capt. Townsend are worthy of particular mention for services rendered. The field-music and bands of the several regiments and corps rendered very effective service in taking care of the wounded, especially in the Eleventh and Twentieth regiments. The band of the Eleventh lost their instruments. The surgeons and hospital assistants of the entire command performed their painful and important duties in a manner highly creditable. To Surgeon Goodbrake, Acting Brigade-Surgeon, I fee
ith a proposal from Col. White for a suspension of hostilities. Capt. Pell inquired for what purpose, and was told that it was in relation to the surrender of the Fort and garrison. Lieut. Hill was at once despatched for Gen. Parke, and after his arrival a truce was agreed upon until the next morning. Communication was at once opened with Gen. Burnside, who still remained on the Alice Price, and Gen. Parke passed the night on board. A conference was held between the two Generals, Commodore Rockwood and Col. White, at which the same terms as first proposed by Gen. Parke were offered and accepted, and the articles were duly signed. Gen. Parke agreed to hold the garrison as prisoners of war, on parole not to reenlist until duly exchanged; the officers to retain their side-arms, and officers and men to have the privilege of saving their private effects. the surrender. At nine o'clock the garrison marched out by companies, stacked arms on the glacis, and remained in line until