ry could not say they knew nothing of defensive warfare, but certainly it was always more to their inclination to take the aggressive, and at Drewry's Bluff Suwarrow's tactics of Stupay, Ibey (advance and strike), was the order of the day, and with his army badly beaten, old Ben Butler was bottled.
In the west the guns of the Fifth Company were engaged at Cassville, Dallas, New Hope Church, Pine Mountain aad Kennesaw mountain.
At the latter place fell Louisiana's lamented Bishop, General Leonidas Polk. And then in the east began the siege of Petersburg
With scream of shot and burst of shell And bellowing of the mortars.
In the west battles followed in quick succession.
Peach Tree creek, siege of Atlanta, Jonesboro, Mill Creek gap, Columbia, Franklin, second Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Spanish Fort in Mobile bay, Alabama.
Meanwhile, at Petersburg, in our trenches,
We lay along the battery's side, Below the smoking cannon, But— The enemy's mines had crept surely