up alone within seventy-five yards, and found out who they were.
When they attacked, our battery opened with canister, our infantry advanced, and for ten minutes there was one unceasing roar of musketry and thundering of artillery, a portion of Totten's battery replying to my guns.
In the end of this last and terrible fire the enemy were driven from the field, leaving Gen. Lyon dead — not even taking his papers from the body.
Before this Siegel was in full retreat; was charged by some Arkansas men, and with the remnant of Lyon's command left for Springfield.
Our total loss, as near as can be ascertained, is five hundred and seventeen killed and seven hundred and twenty wounded. Five of Siegel's guns were taken on the field.
I had three of them in my charge that night.
We have a fine battery, nearly equal to our old one, and hope to do continued good service against our enemies.
We took about four hundred prisoners, who have been released on parole.
The Federal wounded