he Confederate loss was 84 killed, 315 wounded, 57 missing,--total, 456. Brigadier-General Charles Clark, commanding the First Division, was severely wounded and made prisoner, and also among the wounded were three brigade commanders, Colonels Thomas H. Hunt, A. P. Thompson, and H. W. Allen, the last two severely.
The iron-clad Essex, Commander William D. Porter, with the Cayuga and Sumter above the town, and the gun-boats Kineo, Lieutenant-Commander George M. Ransom, and Katahdin, Lieutenant F. A. Roe, contributed materially to the defense.
The numbers engaged cannot have been far from equal — about 2500 on either side.
When Williams fell, Colonel Thomas W. Cahill, of Connecticut, succeeded to the command.
On the 6th he was relieved by Colonel Halbert E. Paine, 4th Wisconsin, who had been sent up from New Orleans by Butler on receiving the first news of the battle.
Being still menaced by Breckin-ridge, the troops took up a new and shorter line, extending from Bayou Grosse b