of brick, was filled with Federal sharpshooters.
Some Confederates went over the breastworks, but it was apparent that with the aid of the enemy's nine pieces of artillery, the position could only be carried by storm.
The end, a brief occupation, would not have justified the sacrifice of life necessary.
The Confederates replied to the enemy's artillery for a short time, but discovering that the houses of citizens, those of General James
, General Yell
and John Bloom, near the square, were in some way ignited, either by the enemy or the artillery fire, they withdrew their artillery, and eventually their whole force, at 2 p. m.
reported his loss at 11 killed, 27 wounded and 1 missing, and 5 negroes killed and 12 wounded. The Confederate loss, as reported by General Marmaduke
, was about 40 killed and wounded. Among the killed of his command were Capt. Fenn Rieff
, of Monroe
's regiment, Cabell
's brigade; Lieut. D. Biser
, adjutant of Greene
's regiment, Orderly John Smith
, of Newton
reported the capture of 250 mules, 400 blankets, 600 or 1,000 bales of cotton taken, and a large quantity of quartermaster stores.
He also reported that his troops behaved well, and ‘the Federals
fought like devils.’
As he withdrew his forces the enemy advanced, attacking Greene
's brigade, but were repulsed.
The regiment of Colonel Lawther
, covering the rear, also repulsed an attack of the enemy.
retired and went into camp at Princeton
Col. R. C. Newton
, in this affair, commanded his brigade of Arkansas
cavalry, the Texas
brigade under Maj. B. D. Chenoweth
, and Wood
's battalion of Missouri
Although the attack on Pine Bluff
failed of its object, it had a wholesome effect in showing to the Federal
commander that the Confederate forces which retired from Little Rock
, in the fulfillment of a policy long since decided upon by those in control, were by no means disheartened and without power and spirit to strike when