had said: ‘We have done all we can to-day.
your guns in the field alongside the road.’1
That was all That same night McClellan
sought repose at Harrison
's landing—leaving the batteries still in ‘reserve.’
On July 5th-7th Squires
' battery, with Col. S. D. Lee
, had some practice on the Union shipping on the James
Impatient at their long inaction, eager for the fray, yelling wildly at the order of June 26th, rejoicing in the splendid show they are making when they obey it—with their sixteen guns, rifles and Napoleons taken from the enemy at Manassas
and Seven Pines
; throwing back cheers like shells, as they jubilantly galloped passed the ‘Dixie’ battery, and feeling their hearts throb at hearing themselves cheered and yelled at by Hood
's hardy Texans—the Washington artillery misses, by the narrow chance of an eighth of a summer day, the glory of baptizing its ‘tigers’—the fiery emblem of the command—and its new Napoleons in one ensanguined pool.
Have patience, Washington artillery!
Your tigers, cheated so far, will shortly growl at Beverly ford, on the Rappahannock
, and roar their fiercest when the battalion rides, with Longstreet
, through Thoroughfare gap, in search of Jackson
The Louisiana Guard, from New Orleans, left the city, April 28, 1861, as Company B in the First Louisiana infantry.
After remaining a few days about Richmond
, the regiment was sent to Norfolk
, to lose patience in weary tramping and no fighting.
In August, 1861, Company B, being taken out from the regiment and furnished with field guns and horses, the Louisiana Guard galloped with its new pieces straight into the light artillery.
At the expiration of its original enlistment it re-enlisted for the war. After the evacuation of Norfolk
, the company followed Huger
's division to Richmond
As the Louisiana Guard artillery it went into the war; its first corps commander