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 but the rumors by signal and otherwise were disheartening. Imagine the courage and inspiration which such a man as Corse with his reinforcement gave to them. The Confederate commander very deliberately went about the investment of the garrison, and had with him, according to the latest returns, 2,962 effectives and a total of 4,412 men. About eight o'clock, while the firing on both sides was still going on, Corse detected a flag of truce coming toward the redoubt from the north Confederate brigade. It brought in a dispatch which proved to be a communication from the Confederate general, French.
All of us who knew Corse can see with what promptness and energy he instantly penned his brief response:
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