has proved himself an excellent leader and fierce fighter, but is said not to possess much genius for planning a campaign. Polk, and Bragg, we approached nearer to the enemy's camps, deployed columns, and commenced the attack.
When about two milenemy's guns upon them.
It was now nearly eleven o'clock. Reports from different parts of the field represented Hardee and Polk as having driven the enemy pell-mell before them, capturing camp after camp, and immense supplies of all kinds.
The contiill maintained by the quickness and coolness of our several chiefs, among whom I would especially mention General (Bishop) Polk and old Bragg.
The latter, of course, was ever with his beloved artillery, and seemed as cool as a cucumber, among thirty pieces blazing away like furies.
Polk, however, had achieved a great success in capturing that arch-braggadocio Prentiss and his whole brigade — the same bombastic hero who, when in command at Cairo, was going to play thunder with us, as the boys t