until the fortification at Manchac Pass was so far completed as to render it no longer necessary to interpose troops between it and the enemy.
In withdrawing, the Zouaves brought up the rear, burning the bridges and trestle-work behind them, and yesterday they embarked for the Parapet again.
In this necessarily contracted outline of the expedition, I have omitted many details which it is pleasanter to recur to than it was to realize.
The following are the names of the wounded Zouaves: Elias Tucker, James Brady, Joseph Reilly.
As before stated, none of them were much hurt.
The long nights of the bivouac in a Louisiana swamp; the alligators that were killed; the poisonous snakes that came out of the water to visit us; the mosquitoes that worried us; the screech owls that made night hideous; all these are perhaps better imagined than described.
Campaigning in Louisiana in all these little respects is very much more disagreeable than it is in Virginia.
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