landed from a steamer, were distributed, and General Ogden
, an old campaigner, took the chief command.
The enemies whom General Ogden
might have to face were three: first, General Badger
and the metropolitan police; second, General Longstreet
and the State
militia; third, General Emory
and the Federal
His theory was that neither Longstreet
would feel himself justified in meddling with the purely local question as to whether Kellogg
had a true majority of votes.
was a Southern man, and Emory
would hardly go against the vote of Congress.
Should he be left to deal with Badger
and his Negro regiment, Ogden
supposed that fifteen or twenty minutes would suffice to settle the affair.
At half-past 2 Badger
began to move his forces towards St. Louis Street. Trailing the three big guns, his heads of column hove in sight, with Badger
riding gallantly in front, and some of his leading company yelling and discharging their pieces as they came along.
The citizens fired, and Badger
dropt from his horse-supposed to be killed.