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“ [509] dare.” Our boys answered: “Bring your boat across and we'll go over.” Lieut. Crabtree got his eye on these rascals, and sent a shell right into their midst. Men without heads and arms were seen tossing about for some time, others with whole hides skedaddled beautifully. Groans were heard, and the voice of a person in distress: “O boys!” One fellow would occasionally leave his shelter behind a tree, and make an effort to obtain his horse, which was hitched near the river. The boys would send the bullets whizzing in his ears, when he would repair to his tree. At length he made a desperate effort to reach his horse, when a shell was sent to attend to his case. He was the last fellow seen about the premises that day. The river being too much swollen to effect a crossing, our party returned to the common road. Col. McCrellis then struck across the country to the vicinity of Rockbridge, having been absent on his expedition seven or eight days. The death of Lieut. Heacock was deeply lamented. He was a brave man and true soldier. His remains were immersed in charcoal and brought to Vera Cruz, in Douglas County, Mo., where they were buried on a high ridge, and the place of interment marked. Lieut. Heacock was from Eddyville, Iowa.

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