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the shore, and the Sixteenth Louisiana been deployed as skirmishers, when the loud cheering of the boys on the south bank announced that the enemy were retreating; and they could be seen dashing up the hill towards town in regular 'devil-take-the-hindmost" style. The skirmishers now moved rapidly forward, killing and capturing a few of the enemy; and just after dark the brigade entered the town. " A letter from Forrest's command gives us a brief account of his successful affair at Johnsonville. It says: "Upon arriving in the vicinity of the town, he was surprised to find four gunboats at anchor in-the river and acting as convoy to transports. Not in the least daunted, however, by their presence, he put himself at the head of his command and dashed into the town.--The small garrison surrendered. So quick were his actions that the transports did not his actions that the transports did not have time to get up steam and away before his men boarded them and took possession.