uted 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 by the tannery and penitentiary to the neighborhood of the capitol; at 3 o'clock every morning they stood to arms, and by the 13th Colonel Paine, with characteristic care and energy, had strongly intrenched the arsenal grounds, with 24 guns in position, and with the cooperation of the navy concerted every measure for an effective defense against numbers.
By General Butler's orders the library and a statue of Washington, in the capitol, were packed and shipped to New Orleans.
On the 20th, by Butler's orders, Bato