olonel Beard, of the Crescent (New Orleans) regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel Walker, commanding Twenty-eighth Louisiana; Lieutenant-Colonel Noble, Seventeenth Texas; Major Canfield of the Crescent regiment, were killed; and Lieutenant-Colonel Clark, Crescent regiment, dangerously wounded.
Seven standard bearers fell, one after another, with the flag of the Crescent regiment.
The consolidated Crescent regiment was the only Louisiana regiment that proved so unfortunate as to lose all its field officCrescent regiment was the only Louisiana regiment that proved so unfortunate as to lose all its field officers in a single battle.—Report of Adjutant-General (Louisiana), 1892. Not once, in spite of these permanent losses, did this noble division halt for one instant, nor did it in face of the disaster fall into confusion.
Polignac was there to step into the place of the fallen leader.
With ringing voice, that gallant soldier whom France had given to her daughter, Louisiana, continued the movement forward.
While Mouton still led, his division had advanced with the left protected by Vincent's and T