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besides most effectually dispersing them. It was reported afterward by prisoners taken in the fort at the time of its capture, that Jeff. entered the town at a tearing gallop, his horse almost exhausted by the race, and immediately applied to Col. Gautt, commanding the post, for two regiments of infantry and a field-battery, to go out and give battle to the audacious Federals. On being refused, some high words ensued between him and Col. Gautt, when Jeff., in high dudgeon, called his men togeCol. Gautt, when Jeff., in high dudgeon, called his men together and left the fort, nor has he been seen in the neighborhood since. On the following day the main column arrived in the vicinity of New-Madrid, and not knowing exactly the position of the enemy, three regiments, with a battery of light artillery, pushed on toward the river to reconnoitre. On emerging from the woods into an open field, they were met by a volley of shells from the gunboats lying in the river, which, however, passed over their heads without doing any harm. The column immed
ed: Privates John Turney, J A Clenton, W A Moore. Wounded: O S H J Allison, Sergt J A Bell, privates J C Parris, F H Lynn, E R Johnston, S J Harver, Wm Whitager, J H Yearwood, S A Smith, W J Fewell, John J Gasaway, R J Wilson, C H Mintz, Curtis Parrot, Joseph Murphy. Company H, Capt J B Stedman.--Killed: Lt E J McKissick, privates John Mayes, John H Gailman, John Reaves. Wounded: Serg'ts J E Lindsey, R N Dunlop Corp'l G Puckett, R Foster, R T Harmon, S Mosely, privates J C Davis, W H Gautt, J Gregory, S Gregory, L McDaniel Jos Millwood, R J Vaughan, J C Vinson. Missing: W J scarf. Company I, Capt W D Camp — Killed: Privates E R Brown, R T Brown, H E Price. Wounded: Capt W D Camp, Lieut D J McArthur, Sergt G S Moore, Corp'l Jos Price, W P Mitchell, privates W Bryant, C Blanton, C B Cash, L A Cantrell, Nathan Dyer, Annahias Hoord, J M James, J H Mitchell, J B Martin, Henry Tengue, Alfred Cantrell, F M Reynolds. Missing: Wm Harvey. Company K, Capt R B Seay.--Killed:
Ga. (reported;) Col Carrington, 18th Va, (reported;) Col Carter, 13th Miss; Col Ellis, Va, (reported;) Col J B Williams, Va, Col Allen, 28th Va; Maj Wilson, 28th Va. The following is a partial list of the wounded. Col Thomas, 8th Ga; Col Jack Brown, 59th Ga; Maj Gee, Ga; Col Kennedy, S C; Lt. Col Whittle. 38th Va; Col Griffin, 18th Miss; Col W S Luce, 18th Miss, missing; Col W T Holder, 17th Miss; Lt.-Col Fleiser, 17th Miss, Lt. Col McElroy, 13th Miss; Maj Bradley, 13th Miss; Col H Gautt, Va; Col Hunton, Va, (reported;) Col Stuart, 56th Va; Col W T Patten, Va, in enemy's hands; Lt- Col Feagan, 16th Ala, lag amputated; Major Berkeley, Va; Maj Wilson, 28th Va; Adj't Goodice, 18th Miss, supposed mortally; Col Lightfoot, 6th Ala; Maj Culver, 6th Ala; Col Humphreys and Maj Blair, 2d Miss, missing; Lt Col Moseley, 42d Miss, Col Stone, 2d Miss, Col Colin, 55th N Carolina. Brig. Gen' Archer, of Tenn., who opened the fight, was captured on the first day. We captured Brag Gen. Gr