e ranks to be kept closed, and the men to strictly obey every order of their officers.
Lieutenant Dan Williams, of Hoover's company, a penniless soldier, had command of the advance guard, with instrfirst shot was fired by the enemy.
Shortly after the battalion moved down the main road, Lieutenant Williams returned with a prisoner, a young Swede, who could only speak a few words of broken Engli and Stockdale determined to make a supreme effort and annihilate this Federal regiment.
Lieutenant Williams succeeded just at dawn of day to capture the outer videttes: the command then closed up, eemy.
The writer, Who had been in Grierson's lines under a flag of truce, commanded by Lieutenant Dan Williams, now a resident of Mississippi City, recognized Colonel Prince's horse, a large sorrel with white spots, plainly, and at once informed Lieutenant Williams, who was at the head of Hoover's Company, that it was Colonel Prince, of Grierson's Cavalry.
The firing now became general.