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scovering it. Col Shivers, Maj. Nellegan, and many men, were wounded--Lieut. Gilmore and some others being killed. This loss arose purely from an esprit du corps, which prompted them to remain and stand fast, though opposed by vastly superior numbers. It is said, however, that when the Louisianians closed their broken ranks, and charged upon the enemy's masses, that it was so terrible that they gave way in disorder. This conduct is perhaps akin to that which extracted the expression of Gen. Gosquet when witnessing the in silent and famous cavalry charge of the English Light Brigade at Balaklava. viz: "This is magnificent, but it is not war." The conduct of the Louisianians and Georgians is highly spoken of --nothing can detract from their superior qualities as soldiers and patriots, but an excess of bravery characterizes their movements. The loss of the Louisianians is reported at 14 officers and 200 men killed and wounded, but this we believe is much of an exaggeration. Subs