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headlong to mother earth. One convulsive shudder, and he was no more. His bridle-hand clutched the reins in death. A comrade loosened his grasp, and his faithful gray stood quietly beside the corps. Another bullet went through the jaw of Lieut. Benton's beautiful chestnut. Smarting with pain, he struck violently with his hoofs at the invisible tormentor. Benton dismounted and awaited the anticipated catastrophe — but he rode his horse again, all through that fiery day. One or two other hBenton dismounted and awaited the anticipated catastrophe — but he rode his horse again, all through that fiery day. One or two other horses were hit, and the cavalcade rushed from that line fire to another, just in time to be splashed with mud from the spat of a six-pound shot. It seemed that there was not a square yard on the field free from fire. The rattle of musketry and roar of artillery was deafening. Still the General charged through it as if it had been harmless rain. It was wonderful that he escaped-fortunate that his uniform was covered by an overcoat. Galloping down again to the extreme front, an officer in ran
the conduct of some individuals seems to merit special mention, even at the risk of leaving out deserving men whose names have not been reported to me. These shall receive their due credit as soon as I am informed of their merits. Brigadier-General W. P. Benton distinguished himself for daring, gallantry, and good management, during the whole battle. Indiana continues to be glorified by her sons. Colonel C. S. Harris, Eleventh Wisconsin, though he had been obliged to give up the command of Lieutenant William Hill, company B, Eighth Indiana, for acting as Aid temporarily. Our list of killed and wounded is attached and made a part of this report. I have the honor to be, Captain, with great respect, your obedient servant, William P. Benton, Brigadier-General Commanding First Brigade, Fourteenth Division, Thirteenth Army Corps. Official report of Colonel MacAULEYULEYuleyuley. headquarters Eleventh Indiana Zouaves, near Willow Springs, Mississippi, May 5. Captain Jos.
e ravine and commenced ascending the hill on which that fort was situated, amid the concentrated fire of a half-dozen forts. The Twenty-second Iowa had planted their flag on the outer edge. Some of the Pioneer corps, with picks, were trying to dig into the works. A few reached the inside and were fighting hand to hand. While this was transpiring on the left of the railroad, equally heroic actions were being performed on the right. Burbridge's brigade had been ordered to the support of Benton. Colonel Washburn, of the Eighteenth, shouted to his men: The Hoosiers are coming. Colonel Lucas answered, as with gun on his shoulder he led up his men: Here's your mule. Some of the Eighteenth had jumped into the ditch and could not get out. Smith ordered Burbridge to send two regiments from his right to the left, to which the answer was: I cannot move; they are rolling down cotton-bales and trying to flank us. Major Montgomery and Captain De Grasse, of the Eighth Missouri cavalry, wen