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ernoon. Gen. Grant--not expecting this striking proof of Rebel vitality — was some miles distant on a gunboat, conferring with Com. Foote, when McClernand's cry for assistance reached headquarters. Gen. Lew. Wallace, commanding our center, ordered Col. Cruft, with his first brigade, to the rescue. Cruft, misdirected by his guide, took a wrong road; but it led him nevertheless into the fight, and served to draw off some Rebel attention from MeClernand's overmatched column. Meantime, Col. Thayer, John M., 1st Nebraska. commanding his 3d brigade, was ordered by Wallace to the further support of McClernand; and his fresh troops, admirably handled, uniting with Cruft's, succeeded in stopping and turning back the Rebel advance. Gen. Grant reached the scene of conflict about 3 P. M., and, after a survey of the ground, ordered a general advance; Gen. Lew. Wallace leading the attack on the enemy's left, while Gen. C. F. Smith, on our left, should charge his right. This combined e
him; but it was noon before he was ready; and, by this time, Frank Blair's and Thayer's brigades of Steele's division were fully abreast of him and ready to go in; Sre. De Courcy's brigade of Morgan's division charged on Blair's right; while Thayer, with the 4th Iowa (his other regiments having been misdirected), also shared iacross, had ordered Col. Lindsey, with his own, Sheldon's, and two regiments of Thayer's brigade, to advance simultaneously with Blair and De Courcy, and ford the baybut 1-1 killed and 43 wounded. But Blair's brigade alone lost 636 men this day; Thayer's, 111 Morgan's division, 875 ; Stuart's brigade, 55: total including that of t1 P. M., the gunboats reopened; and, half an hour later, the brigades of Hovey, Thayer, Giles A. and T. R. Smith, had crossed at double-quick the narrow space of openn timber. Meantime, Gen. Hovey had been wounded by a fragment of shell, and Gen. Thayer had had his horse shot under him; but our gunboats and Gen. Morgan's batteri
prize of war. And, while our army was hard at work to get his gunboats over the falls on his return, Government wagons were engaged in bringing in cotton from the adjacent plantations, to load transports that might far better have been used to bring away the loyal people of Alexandria, who were left defenseless to the vengeance of the returning Rebels. Gen. Steele moved March 23-4. southward from Little Rock with 7,000 men, almost simultaneously with Banks's advance to Alexandria; Gen. Thayer, with the Army of the Frontier, possibly 5,000 strong, having left Fort Smith the day previous, expecting to join him at Arkadelphia; while Col. Clayton, with a small force, advanced from Pine Bluff on Steele's left. Heavy rains, bad roads, swollen streams, and the absence of bridges, impeded movements and deranged calculations on all hands; so that Steele, after waiting two days at Arkadelphia, pressed on April 1. without him. Since it crossed the Saline, the Rebel cavalry, under Mar
n. Rhode Island--Dixon, Jenckes. Connecticut--Brandagee, Deming, English, J. H. Hubbard. Vermont--Baxter, Morrill, Woodbridge. New York — A. W. Clark, Freeman Clark, Davis, Frank, Ganson, Griswold, Herrick, Hotchkiss, Hulburd, Kellogg, Little-john, Marvin, Miller, Morris, Nelson, Odell, Pomeroy, Radford, Steele, Van Valkenburg. New Jersey--Starr. Pennsylvania--Baily, Broomall, Coffroth, Hale, Kelley, McAllister, Moorhead, A. Myers, L. Myers, C. O'Neill, Schofield, Stevens, Thayer, Tracy, Williams. Delaware--Smithers. Maryland--Cresswell, Henry Winter Davis, F. Thomas, Webster. West Virginia--Blair, Brown, Whaley. Kentucky--Anderson, Randall, Smith, Yeaman. Ohio — Ashley, Eckley, Garfield, Hutchins, Schenck, Spaulding. Indiana--Colfax, Dumont, Julian, Orth. Illinois--Arnold, Farnsworth, Ingersoll, Norton, E. B. Washburne. Missouri--Blow, Boyd, King, Knox, Loan, McClurg, J. S. Rollins. Michigan--A. C. Baldwin, Beaman, Driggs, F. W. Kellogg, L
Powell, blown up by the Rebels, 653. Fort Pulaski, siege and capture of, 455 to 458. Fort Sanders attacked by Longstreet, 432. forts Jackson and St. Philip, maps of, 86; 88; bombardment and surrender of, 88 to 97. Fort Smith, Ark., Gen. Thayer leaves, 552. forts Morgan and Gaines, Mobile bay, Farragut assails, 651; Page and Anderson surrender, 653. Fort Steedman, Va., Rebel attack on, 728. Fort Sumter, iron-clads on service at, 466; Dupont's iron clads assail, 467; advance akes Fort Fisher, 713; helps capture Wilmington, 715. Tew, Col., 2d N. C., killed at Antietam, 210. Texas, surrender of regulars in, 17; 18; ordinance of Secession, 17; Gens. Banks and Dana in Western, 341; collapse of Rebellion in, 757. Thayer, Gen. John M., at Fort Hindman, 293. Thoburn, Col. Jo., killed at Cedar Creek, 615. Thomas, Col., Ga., killed at Fort Sanders, 432. Thomas. Gen. Geo. H., at Mill Spring, 42-3; at Cedar Mountain, 177; at Stone River, 273-5; at Chickamauga