rk--one of three Gillmore regiments which Butler had fortunately sent to Smith as a support to his long, thin line.
Joined on the instant by the 9th Maine, this regiment held the road junction which the enemy were pressing on to seize, and stubbornly refused to move.
The Rebel commander, disconcerted by this unexpected resistance, and reluctant to advance in the fog to unknown and incalculable perils, desisted and withdrew.
The front of Smith's line, held by the divisions of Brooks and Weitzel, was impetuously assailed; but Smith, having found a quantity of telegraph wire lying idle, had resolved to make a precautionary use of it, by directing his men to stretch it tightly along their front, winding it occasionally around a tree or stump, at a height of two or three feet from the ground.
The assaulting enemy, rushing blindly upon this in their charge, pitched headlong over it, and were shot or bayoneted ere they could regain their feet.
Their attack in front was thus repulsed —
429; Longstreet besieges, 432.
Koltes, Col., killed at second Bull Run, 189.
Lafourche, La., occupied by Gen. Weitzel, 104.
Lamar, Col. J. G., defends Secessionville, 461.
Lamine, Mo., A. J. Smith stopped at, 560.
Lander, Gen. egotiations, 675; his second Inaugural, 676-7; thanks to Sherman, 695; at City Point and enters Richmond, 746; instructs Weitzel as to Virginia (Rebel) Legislature, 746; issues two proclamations, 747; assassinated by Wilkes Booth, 748.
little Osaeed, Gen. S. H., killed at Gettysburg, 388.
Weehawken, iron-clad, Capt. John Rogers, captures the Atlanta, 472-3.
Weitzel, Gen. Godfrey, with Gen. Butler's expedition, 83, 91, 97; sent to Lafourche, 104-5; declines to assault Wilmington, 711;a., battle of, 122-6.
Willich, Gen., captured at Stone River, 274.
Wilmington, N. C., defenses of, 710; Butler and Weitzel decline to assault, 711; Schofield captures, 715.
Wilson, Hon. Henry, of Mass., on the return of fugitive slaves, 251