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Maine, and Thirty-fourth Iowa infantry, and battery F, First Missouri artillery) from Aransas Pass, eight miles up St. Joseph Island, and encamped at a ranch for the night. Moved on the next morning, and reached Cedar Bayou about noon, twenty-third ultimo, when my advance-guard of mounted infantry, under command of Captain C. S. Ilsley, Fifteenth Maine, had a slight skirmish with a scouting-party of the enemy, in which Major Charles Hill, commanding the rebel party, was killed, and Sergeant James Sanders, company F, Fifteenth Maine, was slightly wounded. I halted at this place, and commenced the construction of a ferry across Cedar Bayou. On the twenty-fifth ultimo, I ferried my command across Cedar Bayou, and encamped about seven miles up Matagorda Island, where I was joined by Colonel Washburn's brigade about midnight. On the twenty-sixth, I marched my command about twenty miles up the island, and encamped at a ranch about ten miles from this point. On the morning of the tw
rate dash of Forrest and Wheeler's cavalry upon General Sanders, on Saturday, and their approach to within two n they were in line of battle, and skirmishing with Sanders till dark. Colonel Adams, with the First Kentucky g already with their lines on the Lenoir road. General Sanders, with the One Hundred and Twelfth Illinois, Forour brave boys. To have belonged to the command of Sanders during this day's fight will be fame enough for one. Heavy skirmishing commenced along our left. General Sanders, with part of Wolford's brigade of his division into the hospital. Nothing was sacred or secure. Sanders was ubiquitous; his gallantry and daring became infumbers. And here, at about four P. M., the gallant Sanders fell, it is thought mortally wounded. Courage and ontest, have suffered more than we. The loss of General Sanders is a sad blow to his new command, who were muchvery severe. Thursday, November 19.--Alas! poor Sanders is gone. The saddest episode of the campaign was h