ing, General Beauregard's foresight was shown to have been accurate by the enemy attempting to make a landing at that point.
The 18th Louisiana, armed with rifles and smooth-bore muskets, and firing from the steep bluffs overhanging the river, forced the landing party to take to their boats, and even drove back the two gunboats—the Lexington and Tyler—inflicting severe loss upon them.
This dashing and curious encounter caused the regiment
The 18th Louisiana was, at that time, under Colonels Mouton and Roman and Major Bush.
Later it acquired additional fame under the heroic Armant, killed at Mansfield.
Colonel Jos. Collins, of New Orleans, was its last commander. to be highly complimented in general orders.
Had the supporting battery stood its ground and exhibited equal intrepidity, not only would the whole landing party have been captured, but probably the foremost of the two gunboats would also have fallen into our hands.
General Bragg's forces began to arrive at Corinth,