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neighborhood, left home as soon as he became well enough, with a view of joining McCulloch's army. He arrived at the camp just in time to take part in the great battle, and fought as an independent volunteer, in the hottest part of the field. He and another young Arkansian, A. McNeill, were taken prisoners in the battle, their guns, pistols, and all their money stolen from them, and they themselves were posted by the enemy in front of the ranks, and finally they were placed in the front of Siegel's battery, that they might be killed by their own friends! During the terrible storm of balls that came rushing from our troops against this battery, young Quarles had presence of mind enough to suggest to his companion that they should fall upon the ground, as though killed. It was not long before the gallant Louisianians stormed this battery and delivered the two young men from their terrible condition, and they yet live to fight under McCulloch again. While the deliverance of these you