No loading in nine times there!
Still farther onward at about noon Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper was met by Col. William T. Bennett, the chief of General Hatch's staff, to whom application was made for orders.
Bennett seemed excited, accordingBennett seemed excited, according to the lieutenant-colonel's account, and said but little else than Charge!
pointing to the front.
Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper naturally asked, Where?
but received no other reply than Charge!
Desirous to render service, but realizing the the men to be strung out. It was about 1.30 P. M. Captain Pope continues, saying,—
I saw General Hatch speak to Colonel Bennett, chief of staff, who at once rode to me and said, Follow me.
I replied, I would like a moment to close my men up, Colonel, when he said in a most excited manner, General Hatch's orders are for you to follow me. . . . Well, after Bennett's remark I had only to follow, which I did. Arriving near the section of artillery posted at the intersection of the roads, he
Admiral Dahlgren formed a naval brigade of sailors and marines with some howitzers for duty ashore under Commander George H. Preble, and ordered the gunboats Pawnee, Mingoe, Pontiac, Sonoma, Winona, and Wissahickon to take part.
Our regiment started on this expedition in light marching order, with Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper, commanding, Acting Major Pope, Surgeon Briggs, Assistant-Surgeon Radzinsky, Adjutant Howard, Quartermaster Ritchie; Company C, Captain Homans and Lieutenants Bridgham and Spear; Company E, Lieutenant Chipman, commanding, and Lieutenant Cousens; Company G, Lieut. David Reid, commanding, and Lieutenant Webster; Company H, Captain Tucker and Lieutenant Stevens; Company A, Lieutenant Knowles; Company D, Lieutenant Emerson, commanding, and Lieutenant Hallett; Company I, Lieut. Lewis Reed; Company K, Lieutenant Leonard, commanding, and Lieut. Charles Jewett,—a force of twenty-one officers and 540 men. Captains T. L. Appleton and R. H. L. Jewett were on s