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open ground, dashed headlong into the redoubt, and all who escaped over the parapet were shot down or bayoneted by two companies who remained outside for that purpose.
In this, as in all other instances I have witnessed of the Louisianians, their recklessness and daring have always astonished me, yet, considering their material, half Creole, half Irish, none need be astonished to find them nonpareils, when fighting for their homes and liberty against a negro-worshipping mixture of Dutch and Yankee.
In this, as in all other fights witnessed by me, the cavalry had very little to do — the Yankee horse were always in the rear collecting stragglers, and forcing men to keep their lines.
The day before had witnessed slight cavalry skirmishes, resulting in our favor, but nothing of the kind had transpired on Monday--it was entirely an affair of infantry and artillery.
The artillery, it cannot be denied, behaved nobly, and, it must be confessed, effectually snuffed out the enemy more tha
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we offer the enemy battle twice before entering our lines around Richmond, etc.
Every day saw our troops gradually leaving the lines, and the labor ised to be sick, were sent to King's Mill Landing on the James, for shipment to Richmond; but the Yankee cavalry unexpectedly appearing, dispersed them like chaff.
See from Yorktown, the doctors had informed us that all incapable of marching to Richmond (seventy-five miles） should give their arms to the ordnance sergeants, and proe seemed to wear a pleased and laughing countenance.
If they won't advance to Richmond, we'll make them advance to Yorktown, was the common expression.
From the in the Yankee lines, and carried it on his back several miles, conveyed it to Richmond to the bereaved wife, and kept the promise he had made her — namely, never to Williamsburgh, I, with others, was detailed to escort a batch of prisoners to Richmond, and in hurrying on I overtook troops marching to West-Point, the head of the