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[30] 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 troops. His theory was that neither Longstreet nor Emory would feel himself justified in meddling with the purely local question as to whether Kellogg or McEnery had a true majority of votes. Longstreet 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.

“ Fire!” cried Ogden. The citizens fired, and Badger dropt from his horse-supposed to be killed.

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