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[351] charged upon by several men from the works, led by an athletic Irishman, who knocked Ross down and whacked me over the head with his bayonet, saying, ‘Dom ye, and won't ye surrender noo? Come into the breastworks, dom ye, or I'll kill ye!’ A little Dutchman now ran up at a charge bayonet, and said, ‘By tam! what for you keep on shooting? I kill you!’ I, appealing to the Irishman, demanded protection. The Irishman, turning on the Dutchman with raised musket, said, ‘I'll knock ye into smithereens, ye dom coward! Go and kill men ye see fighting and leave these men be!’ We were held in Corinth six days. This last charge was made Saturday morning. On Monday I got permission to visit the battlefield in front of the breastworks. A detail of Federals were burying the Confederate dead. I found Ad Barbee, Bob Wilcox and John Ross, brother of William, among the slain. I found also our colonel, John L. Daly, who commanded the Eighteenth Arkansas, and a number of others of the regiment. It was horrible to contemplate the scene and look upon the blackened and bloated corpses.

In April, 1863, there was one brigade of the troops in Mississippi, under Gen. J. C. Pemberton, that was mainly composed of Arkansans—that of Brig.-Gen. M. E. Green, including the First cavalry battalion (sharpshooters dismounted), Capt. W. S. Catterson; Twelfth infantry battalion (sharpshooters), Capt. Griff Bayne; Fifteenth regiment, Lieut.--Col. W. W. Reynolds; Nineteenth regiment, Col. T. P. Dockery; Twentieth regiment, Col. D. W. Jones; Twenty-first regiment, Col. J. E. Cravens. Brigaded with these were some Missouri dismounted cavalry and two batteries. Capt. W. N. Hogg's Appeal battery was with Hebert's brigade, Capt. Francis McNally's battery was unattached, the batteries of Capts; J. A. Owens and J. C. Thrall were with General Ruggles' command. At Port Hudson, La., was the Arkansas brigade of Gen. W. N. R. Beall, composed of the Eleventh regiment, Col. John L. Logan; Twelfth, Col. T. J. Reid, Jr.; Fourteenth, Col. F. P. Powers; Fifteenth, Col. B. W. Johnson; Sixteenth, Col. David Provence; Seventeenth

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