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‘ [198] upon the heads of the enemy, who returned the same. Capt. Ira G. Killough, Lieut. W. S. Land, and officers and men, were wounded by these missiles. . . . We fought from 2 a. m. till daylight without intermission. . . . We mourn the fall of many of our bravest and best officers and men. Among the former are Major Shannon, Capt. D. H. Ragsdale, Lieuts. James A. Darby and James F. Cole, of the Fifth; Maj. Alonzo Ridley, of Phillips' regiment, and Lieut. N. D. Cartwright, of the Fourth. Colonel Major at the head of his column was wounded.’ The troops were withdrawn with a loss of 40 killed, 114 wounded, and 107 missing, out of about 800 engaged.

After this affair General Green sat down and watched Donaldsonville, while Major with several batteries stopped navigation on the river. The Federals sent down a large force by transports from Port Hudson, and on July 13th attacked Green and Major, near Donaldsonville. Major's brigade—Lane's, Stone's, Baylor's and Phillips' regiments—was commanded by Colonel Lane. Lieut.--Col. G. J. Hampton commanded Hardeman's regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert, Bagby's; Capt. H. A. McPhail, the Fourth, Fifth and Seventh Texas; and Lieut. Henry Angel fought one section of Gonzales' battery. The entire Texas force was about ,500 men. Green did not have enough men to meet the entire Federal line, and he would not wait to be attacked, so he separated his force and struck each wing of the enemy. McPhail swept over the Federal artillery, killing most of the gunners, and Hampton and Herbert drove in the right wing and center. Though frequently rallying, the enemy was driven 4 miles, to the protection of the fort, with a loss of over 500 killed and wounded, and three pieces of artillery. ‘The whole of the battle,’ said Green, ‘was a succession of charges, and I have never before witnessed such determined valor as was displayed by our troops. They frequently charged upon the enemy in line of battle, and delivered their fire upon them at 25 paces, with the coolness ’

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