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volunteers belonging to the 23d Connecticut, the 176th New York, and the 1st Indiana battery, with several sick and convalescent men. Two thousand negroes — men. women, and children — were in the city, not one of whom escaped.
There is reason to believe that some of the soldiers joined the Federal forces at La Fourche Sunday evening. Those who remained are prisoners.
The 1st Indiana battery men were on duty at Fort Buchanan, an earthwork on Lake Patondre, commanding the inlet of the Atchafalaya river. Captain Noblett's horse came into the city from the fort riderless, and the fate of the rider is only conjectural.
There were four heavy guns in the fort, one 30 pound Parrott in the city, three or four guns on the earthworks at Bayon Bœuf, and in the magazine there were 30,000 rounds of ammunition for these guns.
In addition to the (temporary, at least,) occupation of this important position, and the capture of these guns and ammunition, there were other very desirable spoils in