ommand of the Nationals.
Three times the Confederates charged heavily, and were repulsed each time.
Then they threatened the National right flank, when the Forty-third Illinois and a part of the Fortieth Iowa dashed across a swollen, miry stream, and drove the enemy back.
The latter then made a desperate attempt to crush the left and center.
They turned the extreme left, held by the Thirty-third Iowa, whose ammunition had given out, when four companies of the Fortieth Iowa, led by Colonel Garrett, hastened to its support, formed under a tremendous fire, and restored the line, when it pressed forward, and for a full hour drove the Confederates steadily back.
It was a fight by infantry alone, and at noon the Nationals had gained a complete victory.
Then they crossed the river leisurely, and moved on toward Little Rock, leaving only a burial party behind.
These the Confederates captured,. and then claimed a victory in the battle of Jenkinson's Ferry.
In that struggle the Confed