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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 28 0 Browse Search
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's and Clarkson's batteries, and Stange's and Lovejoy's howitzers, follow up the south bank of the brigades, Hadley's battery, and Stange's and Lovejoy's howitzers, to cross at the bridge, Colonel nd occupied without opposition. Stange's and Lovejoy's howitzers followed on the gallop, and took mboats, the Tenth Illinois, with Stange's and Lovejoy's howitzers, was sent forward upon the gallopfifty yards behind them followed Stange's and Lovejoy's howitzers, the other ten companies of the Ft volley of musketry, Captain Stange and Lieutenant Lovejoy quickly placed their light mountain howi The section of two guns nearest the woods in Lovejoy's battery, with one of the caissons, was captured. Lieutenant Lovejoy remained with them to the last. R. A. Ficklin and George Kibbel, two as nt down mortally wounded. At the same instant Lovejoy fell with a ball in his leg. Dropping his saboar of battle terrific. Hadley's battery and Lovejoy's howitzers upon the left were perfectly abla
turning the enemy's right, and assaulting the city in the rear. All necessary orders were given by me that night. Lieutenant-Colonel Caldwell, Captain Hadley, and Captain Gerster of my staff, worked all night at the cutting of the bluff bank of the river, the location of the batteries, and the laying of the pontoon-bridge. A division of infantry, Colonel Ingelmann commanding, was placed temporarily at my disposition, and was in position at daylight. So also, Hadley's and Stange's and Lovejoy's batteries, and those of the Fifth and Eleventh Ohio. Merrill's and Glover's brigades were massed behind the crossing at eight A. M. of the tenth, and the laying of the bridge was completed at that hour. Ritter's brigade, with Clarkson's battery was ordered to make a demonstration four miles below, at Banks's Ford,. then held by the enemy. The passage of the river was effected by seven A. M.--all three brigades crossing at the same point-Ritter being ordered up to the bridge, the opposi
honor to report that on the twenty-sixth August, 1863, two regiments of my brigade, the First Iowa and Third Missouri cavalry volunteers, and one section each of Lovejoy's and Clarkson's batteries, were ordered on a reconnoissance, and to push the enemy as far as possible toward the Bayou Metea without bringing on a general engage privates, and capturing one prisoner. Here the enemy opened artillery upon us, to which ours soon replied. After a considerable artillery duel, I ordered Lieutenaut Lovejoy to advance his section, in the doing of which he had one cannonier pierced through with a solid shot, and killed instantly, so well did the enemy have the range of the road. I then advanced in person, reconnoitred hastily the enemy's position, and determined to feel him further, and so ordered up Lovejoy's section, well supported with cavalry. In this position we stood face to face. After a more thorough review of the enemy's position and my own, perceiving his great advantage in t