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‘ [548] were falling back, I retired with then, just as night set in, to the open field in rear;’ etc.

3. Colonel Hodge, 19th Louisiana, in his Report, same book, p. 288, says:

‘After the enemy were driven from this stronghold, we, with several brigades, moved towards the river. It was then nigh sunset. In accordance with your order [Colonel Gibson's] we commenced falling back about dusk, and being separated from the brigade, I conducted the regiment to the camp of the enemy, where I had established a temporary hospital in the day.’

4. Colonel Fagan, 1st Arkansas, in his Report, p. 294 (same book), says:

‘It was late in the afternoon when the enemy were repulsed, and were followed up in the direction of the river. That night we slept in the enemy's tents, worn with fatigue, decimated in numbers, but elated that such a hardfought day had such a glorious close.’

5. General Patton Anderson's Report, p. 305 of the same work, says:

‘. . . It was now twilight. As soon as we had placed a hill between us and the gunboats, the troops moved slowly, and apparently with reluctance, from the direction of the river. It was eight o'clock at night before we had reached a bivouac near General Bragg's headquarters, and in the darkness of the night the 20th Louisiana, and portions of the 17th and Confederate Guards, got separated from that portion of the command in which I was, and encamped on other ground.’

6. Colonel W. A. Stanley, 9th Texas, in his Report, p. 312 of the same work, says:

‘At this point, night put a close to the action for the day of the 6th. We retired from this point to form our encampment for the night, our troops being more or less scattered, some having been completely exhausted from the fatigues of the day.’

7. Colonel Augustus Reichard, 20th Louisiana, in his Report, p. 320 of the same work, says:

‘. . . My regiment was separated from the rest of the brigade, and, as night set in, I led the remnants of the regiment to our hospital, where we bivouacked.’

8. Colonel Pond, commanding brigade, Ruggles's division, in his Report, (same work), p. 330, says:

At night, after the battle ceased, acting in obedience to orders received through the day from a great variety of sources, I formed my infantry line considerably in advance of our general front.’

9. General Chalmers's Report (same work), p. 260, says:

‘. . . Our men struggled vainly to ascend the hill, which was very steep, making charge after charge without success, but continued the fight until night closed the hostilities on both sides.’

10. Colonel Z. C. Deas (commanding Gladden's brigade after Colonel Adams was wounded), in his Report, p. 245 of the same work, says:

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