lled and wounded of both sides cared for, but sent the dragoons, light infantry, and Ringgold's battery in pursuit, the latter under Lieutenant Randolph Ridgely.
The light infantry was of two battalions, under Captain George A. McCall and Captain C. F. Smith.
The route of march was through a dense chaparral on both sides of the road, the infantry finding their way as best they could through the chaparral, the dragoons and Texas Rangers moving on the road, and far off from our flanks, wherever they could find ways of passage.
The company to which I was attached was of Smith's battalion, on the right of the road.
After a considerable march the battalion came to the body of a young Mexican woman.
She had ceased to breathe, but blood heat was still in her body, and her expression life-like.
A profusion of black hair covered her shoulders and person, the only covering to her waist.
This sad spectacle, so unlike our thoughts of battle, unnerved us a little, but the crush through the