, advanced to the front.
At the brow of the hill, said Hyams
, Lieutenant Lacy
sprang on a log, waving his sword, and called, ‘Come on, Caddo
The whole command rushed forward, carried the guns and put the enemy to flight.
The gallant Captain Hinson
was killed, and his brother-in-law, Private Whetstone
, fell dead at his side.
, at the front among the guns, was shot through the breast.
This was the first battle of the Third, and they had charged and taken five guns out of a battery of six.
Again they were called on in the final charge which put the enemy to flight.
Having routed Sigel
they joined Price
, and as Lyon
fell pushed the enemy before them into rout.
Nine of the regiment were killed and 48 wounded. The regiment was in winter quarters, 1861-62, at Fort Smith
, and on March 7, 1862, participated in the battle of Elkhorn
Tavern, in McCulloch
The day was disastrous, McCulloch
killed, and Hebert
, in command of a brigade, captured; but the gallantry of the Third regiment was conspicuous.
The enemy's attacks were repulsed repeatedly, Captain Harris
, leading the right of the Louisiana
regiment, being especially distinguished in this service.
A month later the regiment was transferred to Mississippi
With General Polk
at Columbus, Ky.
, in the fall of 1861, were the Eleventh Louisiana volunteers, Col. S. F. Marks
; the Twelfth, Col. T. M. Scott
; LieutenantCol-onel Kennedy
's Fifth battalion or Twenty-first regiment; Capt. R. A. Stewart
's Point Coupee
artillery; and the Watson
battery, Capt. Daniel Beltzhoover
gave most of these commands an opportunity for distinction by his attack on the Confederate
camp at Belmont
, November 7th.
As soon as the landing of Grant
was observed from the Kentucky
's battery was sent forward to the river, supported by Kennedy
's battalion, and the artillery was soon engaged with the gunboats, driving them back up the river.
Early in the