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Doc. 91.-battle of Baton Rouge, La. Colonel Cahill's report. headquarters Second regiment, Baton Rouge, August 6. Captain: I have the honor to report that an attack was made early yesterday morning by a confederate force of about ten regiments, under command of Major-Gen. J. C. Breckinridge, and that, after a fight of four hours duration and of great severity, the enemy were repulsed. I regret to state that Brig.-Gen. Williams was killed on the field, by a rifle-ball through thetisfaction. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, W. D. Porter, Commanding Division of Flotilla in Western Waters. Lieutenant Commanding Roe's report. United States gunboat Katahdin, off Baton Rouge, La., August 6. sir: The anticipated attack of the enemy on this place, of which I made mention in my letter of the fourth instant, took place on the morning of the fifth. In consequence of the lines of our troops being so extended, the Katahdin could rend
nd surrounded, although his horses were running at the top of their speed. In reply to the oft-repeated cry of Stop! Stop! the General arose in his bed and exclaimed: Don't shoot, the horses are unmanageable; we will stop as soon as possible. Notwithstanding this surrender, those riding within a few feet, by the side of the carriage, fired, one ball passing through his hat, and one inflicting a mortal wound in the abdomen, which produced death about twenty-four hours after, at noon of August sixth. The alarm having reached the column, it was hurried up at double-quick, and almost immediately encountered the advance of the band; but a few shots from the head of the Thirty-fifth scattered them instantly. Gen. McCook was found in a house near where he was shot, whither he had been carried by Capt. Brooke and the driver of the carriage. Of those in advance, Capt. Brooke, two members of the escort, and two teamsters of the Ninth Ohio, were captured, and one member of the Ninth