men under Capt. O. J. Wise, (ten of the Richmond Blues, 49th Virginia volunteers and ten of the McCulloch Rangers, 59th Virginia volunteers,) the writer and Sumpter Williamson, of Ala, joining them as volunteers.
We met their pickets.
Williamson shot one, and we maintained our ground till 6 A. M., on the 8th, when the enemy begaWilliamson shot one, and we maintained our ground till 6 A. M., on the 8th, when the enemy began skirmishing with us. I could then see about 300 of the enemy skirmishing through the swamp.
The McCulloch Rangers were then sent to support us, under command of Lieut. Hazlett, whose former Captain, Imboden, was a volunteer in our party.
We kept skirmishing with them till 8½ o'clock, falling back from our first position, ab, and volunteering on this occasion, was wounded five times in ten fights in Nicaragua; Anderson, the Commander of the barricade, was the man who took Castillo, Williamson, who during the fight took command of Captain Lewis's company, (Captain Lewis still being disabled by a shot received through the body at Camp Defiance,) was th