who would not willingly have stinted a man's love for battle.
He did not stay long with them, being promoted to major-general after the Seven Days campaign, and soon transferred to the Trans-Mississippi
, where, with his own good sword, he was ‘to carve his name in the. Gold Book of the Republic
On June 12th Jackson
's victorious command moved from the valley to the Chickahominy
to become the left flank of Lee
Here, before Richmond
's brigade found as comrades the Fifth and Tenth Louisiana, in Semmes
' brigade of McLaws
' division; the Second with Howell Cobb
; the First with A. R. Wright
; the Third battalion with J. R. Anderson
; and the Fourteenth regiment, First battalion (Coppens
') and Maurin
's battery, in Pryor
The Washington artillery was attached to Longstreet
's division, and the Madison
's) battery to D. R. Jones
, marching to the front via Mechanicsville
, with Longstreet
, was posted at Beaver Dam
, where he was in battle on the 27th of June.
In the affair at Ellison's mill, said Pryor
, the battalion of Lieutenant-Colonel Coppens
was especially distinguished.
At Gaines' Mill
these Louisianians bore a gallant part in the intrepid charges which cost so many lives, and at Frayser's Farm they held their ground with heroic tenacity.
Through all this Captain Maurin
, with his artillery, showed himself, as Pryor
reported, ‘a most courageous and capable officer.’
The loss of Coppens
' battalion was reported at 10 killed and 41 wounded; of the Fourteenth, 51 killed and 192 wounded, a total ranking among the heaviest regimental losses of the campaign; while Maurin
's gunners had a loss of 4.
The killed of the Fourteenth included Captains Bradley
, and Lieutenants Fisher
's division was first in battle at Gaines' Mill