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1 Though badly beaten Maj. Robert Wheat left his mark on the memories of the beaten army. In Washington, on the morning of the 22d, the soldiers explained the rout by gasping—‘D—n those Louisiana Tigers—born devils, every one of them!’
2 Near the Henry house, on the plateau around which the battle flowed for hours in the forenoon to ebb in the afternoon — the Washington artillery, with Colonel Walton in command, was doing excellent service. Whilst the fire was at its hottest, General Beauregard and staff rode up. He called out: ‘Colonel Walton, do you see the enemy?’ ‘Yes!’ was the reply. ‘Then hold this position and the day is ours. Three cheers for Louisiana!’ Cheers were given with the voice of many-throated men.
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