him on the 8th of November, 1862.
It is useless to follow his troops in their marauding expeditions which penetrated into the interior of the State within easy distance of New Orleans.
The history of the war in Louisiana is full of skirmishes, the occasional result of such expeditions.
Some have already been mentioned.
Arrayed against him, Weitzel heard that in the Lafourche district Brig.—Gen. Alfred Mouton, an able soldier, would be pitted.
On October 24th the Federal general left Carrollton with his command.
With him moved the inevitable parade of gunboats.
Going up the river he entered Donaldsonville without opposition on the 25th.
A reconnoissance drove in our pickets, and reported the Confederates in force on both sides of the Lafourche.
He purposed to start the next day with his train and caissons, with Thibodeaux as his objective point.
Leaving Donaldsonville, he marched on the left bank until he was near Napoleonville, where he bivouacked in line of battle.