New Orleans before the capture. George W. Cable, Co. 1, 4th Mississippi Cavalry.
The Confederate cruiser Sumter, Captain Semmes, leaving New Orleans, June 18, 1861.
from a sketch made at the time. In the spring of 1862, we boys of Race, Orange, Magazine, Camp, Constance, Annunciation, Prytania, and other streets had no game.
Nothing was in ; none of the old playground sports that commonly fill the school-boy's calendar.
We were even tired of drilling.
Not one of us between seven and seventeen but could beat the drum, knew every bugle-call, and could go through the manual of arms and the facings like a drill-sergeant.
We were blase old soldiers — military critics.
Who could tell us anything?
I recall but one trivial admission of ignorance on the part of any lad. On a certain day of grand review, when the city's entire defensive force was marching through Canal street, there came along, among the endless variety of good and bad uniforms, a stately body of tall, stalwart
fficer has not been found in the Official Records.--Editors. 24th Ga., Lieut.-Col. C. C. Sanders, Maj. R. E. McMillan; Cobb's (Ga.) Legion,----; 15th N. C., Lieut.-Col. William MacRae.
Brigade loss (in the campaign): k, 76; w, 318, m, 452 = 846. Semmes's Brigade, Brig. Gen. Paul J. Semmes: 10th Ga., Maj. Willis C. Holt (w), Capt. P. H. Loud; 53d Ga., Lieut.-Col. Thomas Sloan (w), Capt. S. W. Marshborne; 15th Va., Capt. E. M. Morrison (w), Capt. Edward J. Willis; 32d Va., Col. E. B. Montague.
BBrig. Gen. Paul J. Semmes: 10th Ga., Maj. Willis C. Holt (w), Capt. P. H. Loud; 53d Ga., Lieut.-Col. Thomas Sloan (w), Capt. S. W. Marshborne; 15th Va., Capt. E. M. Morrison (w), Capt. Edward J. Willis; 32d Va., Col. E. B. Montague.
Brigade loss (in the campaign): k, 56; w, 274; m, 43 = 373. Barksdale's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. William Barksdale: 13th Miss., Lieut.-Col. Kennon McElroy (w); 17th Miss., Lieut.-Col. John C. Fiser; 18th Miss., Maj. J. C. Campbell (w), Lieut.-Col. William H. Leese; 21st Miss., Capt. John Sims, Col. Benjamin G. Humphreys.
Brigade loss (in the campaign): 11, 35; w, 272; 11, 4 = 311. Artillery, Maj. S. P. Hamilton, Col. Henry C. Cabell: N. C. Battery, Capt. Basil C. Manly; Ga. Battery (Pulaski Art'y),