eal in which to test what may be a thing of glory or shame — the courage of an untried regiment.
How well they all behaved I sum up in the boast — not a man, officer or soldier, flinched; none but the wounded went to the Landing. Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and Nebraska, will be proud of the steadfast Third division, and so am I.
Capt. Thompson and Lieut. Thurber and their officers and men have already been spoken of.
My acknowledgments are again given the gallant gentlemen of my staff--Capt.lace, which included the Second and Seventh Iowa, Ninth and Twenty-eighth Illinois, and several of the other regiments composing Major-General Smith's old division; with also three excellent batteries, Stone's, Richardson's and Weber's (all from Missouri,) forming an artillery battalion, under the general management of Major Cavender.
Here, too, the fight began about ten o'clock, as already described.
From that time until four in the afternoon, they manfully bore up. The musketry fire was ab