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The Daily Dispatch: May 1, 1863., [Electronic resource], Yankee account of the late fight on the Techer. (search)
Yankee account of the late fight on the Techer. --Their Success--The New Orleans Era of the 19th gives the particulars of the recess of Gen. Hanks's Teche expedition. At Vermillion, on the 16th, the Confederates made a strong resistance, but finally retired, leaving in the enemy's hands a 32 pounder Parrott gun and a 12 pounder howitzer. The Yankees followed the retreating Confederates for two days, during which time they were in range of their guns. The Confederates than burnt at Franklin, La, their gunboats Hart and Diana, and their steamboats Gossamer and Newsboy, Louisa, Darby, Uncle Tommy' and Blue Hammock, and sunk the Cricket. The heaviest of the fighting took place at Irish Bend, three miles west of Franklin. The Era says: The 25th Con regiment was the first to engage the enemy. It the centre of the line of battle, having the 26th Maine on the right, and the 13th sotieut on the left, and supported by the 12th Maine. It was deployed as skirmish are on the