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the Eighth Illinois came next; then the Thirtieth Illinois; then the Twenty-ninth Illinois, supporting the right of Captain Schwartz's artillery, and the Thirty-first Illinois, defending the artillery on the left. From the firing of the first gevery officer was killed or wounded. At last, and reluctantly, regiment by regiment, they slowly fell back, leaving Schwartz's battery and three of McAllister's guns in the rebel's hands. Retiring a few hundred yards they then made a stand, andre of the rebel artillery, gallantly drove their foes back with the bayonet, and captured their guns. Dressor's and Schwartz's batteries were captured during the action, but the Eighteenth Illinois, with clubbed muskets, recovered. Dressor's battery, while the Thirty-fifth recovered that of Captain Schwartz. Confederate loss. It is impossible to state the precise extent of the captures, everything being in such confusion within the fortress. The 51st and 57th Virginia regiments,
r the rest of a hill. They rose, and not knowing whether the force in the rear was friend or foe, the Twenty-fifth Kentucky, supposing them to be rebels, poured in a volley, which did terrible execution, and was sufficient to throw the entire brigade into disorder at once, which was almost a panic. Some threw down their guns and equipments and fled immediately. The roads were filled with stragglers — some even fled to Fort Henry. The enemy improved the opportunity, and advanced upon Schwartz's and Dresser's batteries, capturing five guns and taking possession of Gen. McClernand's headquarters, driving our forces nearly a mile and a half. Instead, however, of adhering to their supposed intentions to escape, the rebels resolved to follow up the advantage by pursuit. At this juncture General Wallace's division was thrown in front, and took a position on a ridge, with Taylor's battery in the centre of the road. The rebels formed on the ridge which General McClernand had occu