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South- at or for mt"rifit jTWsxdir .JMOsw-sr? fciar THE RED RIVER EXPEDITION. Arrival of the KlUslsslppI and tbe Evening Star. DETAIL? OF TOE RECENT BATTLES CcaTj Losses Sustained by Our Forces at Sabine Cross Roads. Complete Discomfiture of the Itbeli at Pleuant Bill. Partial List of the Killed Wounded. and Corretpandtnet af fA Nete- York Times .- OsraaTMBHT or tan Goiv, Niv Otuai, Saiurdsy, April ifi, 1864. J The history of the rebellion has had another fearful page added to its record. Tbe gallant soldiers of the East and the West have, side by side, emulated each other in devotion to their country's cause ; they have fallen side by side as tbey have together tri umphed over the common enemy, and throughout all time tbe fire-side stories of the homes of those who live In the Upper Mississippi Valley will be de tails of how their fathers fought shoulder to shoulder for freedom along with their brothers of New-Eng land homes. No Information has reached this city, of an official character, but there are continual arrivals of wounded, of prisoners, and intelligent persons attached to the steamers In the Red River trade. From all these witnesses have been gathered such particulars as we have of the battles of tbe 7th, 8th and 9th. The account published in the New-Orleans Era, of the 14th 'nst.j from my most Intimate acquaintance with the countiy where the battles took place, seems to be justly entitled to precedence, snd from that sonrce I am almost entirely Indebted for the details of the battles. The country lying between Grand Eeore, which Is the river landing of Nactchedoiches and Shreveport, one hundred miles in extent, is not alluvial but level land, broken by slightly elevated ridges, bisected in places by bayous, which empty Into Red River. The distance between the Shreveport road and the river varies from five to tea miles, which intervening land Is almost entirely composed of Impenetrable swamp. It is therefore perceivable that the gunboats are useless to the army after it leaves Grand Score. The whole distance from Nactchedotches to Shreveport is more or less a low sandy ridge, broken by straggling forests of pine and scrub oaks. Crump's Mills consists of one or two miserable bouses, and there are ao settlements, the plantations that once existed having been long abandpned, until you get to Pleasant Hill, which Is a little village situated on a low ridge, containing in p'ace times probably 300 inhabitants. Just beyond the town are still the marks of the track of a hurricane that, some two years ago, nearly destroyed every house in the place. This drift Is lower tbsn the ridge on which the town Is built ; it Is very dense, the road having been cut through the fallen timber and tbe sand-bills, wnich were thrown up by the roots of tbe trees. On the left of Pleasant Hill, and on the right, up to the edge of the "drift,", ate abandoned plantations, here and there covered with groups of low, second growth pine. Passing on, you come to WiLSOK'g plantation a place Of clssitd land on each side of the road, surrounded by dense woods. Just beyond are Bayou de Paul and the old Sabine Road, which make the place by nature a strong military position. Two miles beyond Wilton's is Mansfield, the shire town of De Soto Parish, k very pretty place, containing bOO Inhabitants. Our army broke up Its encampment on the 6th Inst, and marched along the Shreveport Road twenty-one miles, the cavalry in advance, resting at Crump's Mil's, the supporting Infantry some four miles in the rear, on a pleasant baou. famous for affording good spring; water la its vicinity. On the morning of the next; day, the 7th, at daylight, the cavalry started, and ere It had gone two miles, com menced heavy skirmishing with the enemy. This running fight was kept np for fourteen miles, until our cavalry passed tarough the drift above Pleasant Hill, and reached the open gelds, known as Wilson's plantation. Here was a heavy body of rebel Infantry, 2,500 strong, deployed along the edges of tbe woods, by which disposition our men were, to avoid them, compelled to charge over the abandoned fields. The only Union soldiers that had advanced far enough to take part la the fight, which was inevitable, was the cavalry brigade of Lsa't corps, commanded by Col. Haiai Roaursos. As be had either to attack or be attacked, he decided to take the initiative, and he led his men in with such a dash and vigor, that at last the enemy was complete ly whipped and driven from the field. This engagement lasted two hours and a hair, and our losses amounted to about forty killed and wounded, tbe enemy's being at least as many. Col. Ro bis so a pursued the retreating rebels as far as Bayou da Paul, where he found they had received heavy reinforcements, Including four pieces of artillery, and were again la line of battle waiting attack. As It was nearly dark, and the risk was too great la again attacking witn his small force, he placed bis men In the most advantageous position available, and await, tied the progress of, events. Early on the following morning, the 8th, the cavalry, supported by a brigade of Infantry, under CoL LAaiaca, resumed Its march, Tbe enemy was dis covered to be on thd alert, and a battle almost in. stantly commenced,' Col. LaanacM's Infantry brigade was on the fight of tbe roadv and CoL Ltjcab cavalry brigade on the left. The skirmishing was very fierce, and every foot of grouad woa from the enemy had to be taken by bard knocks, but at two o'clock In the afternoon oar force had compelled the enemy to retreat beyoad Pleasant II UL Oar loss, as wail as the enemy's, was very severe during this time. Lleqt.-CoL Wxbb, of the Seventy-seventh Illinois, shot through the head and Instantly killed, and CsoU Btsss,eonnaDd!ng Sixth Mlstoo- rl.CAyauy, ' teverelyr.wdnnd'ed, in the arm, belotj asDoag the casualties oa our aide, . v ., ; ,; j From the constantly .inereaslnjr '.severity of the fighting, it was evident that a large force of the enemy, waaneaf, ar'H wee subseqeently ascertained that Gens. Pica Tatioji, Woetoa, uttsn, and Paicg were present with a ao mat aad of tese than 18, MM men. while oar . force. by 'comparison 'war by 'comparison 'war' nothing, Tbe iebcla Joccupied.. vicinity nV abla Cross nrong position la the ' ooaeealed 4a the edge of a dthse wootf,-wtth aa opea field la front, the Shreveoort -roadasatnr1 iifdnji their lines. iSasv JLAJOMki hlttTW arH6.WrSmi- I commaad. JorrnM bit! Bef sWeilj.eei clr cemstapcta. ,Bwou.4 fwrmiuwsw .ireeonaoaer- lor wndireeUag tha rtbeljpostUoja.1 CoL Eaassoat fbrijsrfa, pi tfca.Thi'ietb GtvpaA rea ataOpaacroa jjaJeoftteUiw?!wlui JUa'e Maeaceette fatten jm .Cpi, IanWa foicen, M" 1 .f tstisadasv; mil -fim etas' ? f '. 1Wnsrt a.- MawAtaiU; tU hm:r i I W 4. a Aii i Ii ' srk i'Sd aft tffeS''a' the right aad caatre. with JUwuft Batterf ,;0, Pifth Regalsrs, and a battery ef the rtrat Indtaaa Artillery In rear of bis right, aad eeatre.. pot. Dtn, W$ ade ef cavalry, of, Irtarpa,.anpportecl thaJaxt; aad held itself la readiacaa, to, repel any attempt to leak ; while Loom protected the right flask. , CoLi Resiasoa, wlih he, brigade, waa. Ia roar of the eea He, protecting the wagon train wMcJs't wai i ., the 8hraeport road. ,1 .lt,.f il s;, b, - Gea. BAxa and tajf" rode ,apcn the, field by the : time this disposition ef ant forces was effecwd, and! word was tent back to ej. FaAXixrji io make all speed for the scene eirtherBaoraeaurlly azpeeted' battle. It was the design of Geia.' Basks to remain o.nlel aata the remainder of hla ;army came up. aad then opea the battle himself; but&iaai Skrh, know, lag his owa superiority of nasi bars, began the eon- filet before they on id arrive, i ; -'. About 5 o'clock the firing -between the tktrtnttherp become very hot, aad la a abort time our skirmish liae was driven baek vpoa the mala body by aa overwhelming force. The whole strength of the enemy was then advanced end heavy and repealed volleys were discharged aad replied to on oar right aad centre.- Soon this portion of oar line became heavily engaged, and all oar available strength was required to prevent their beiog crushed by the masses ef the enemy. Our left, which was now, also, hotly fighting, wst necessarily much weakened, and It was observed that a strong bbdy of the enemy was roassla la a dense piece of woods, preparatory to dashing down and flanking this end of our line. The danger was plain and Imminent, but there was no remedy. Gen. Stow or dered Gen. Lis to have Nin's battery withdrawn, although it was doing great execution, In order that It might not become a prize to the enemy, and Gen, Lis sent his Ald-de-Camp, CoL J. S. Baisni, to withdraw the battery. Oa reaching tbe point, Its femoral was fouad Impossible, nearly every one of the horses having been killed. In a few moments more a solid mass of the rebels, under eommand of Gen. Motrroir, swept down apon the spot and fottr of the gons were tasen, the other two being dragged from the field by band. The havoc made ta the ranks of the enemy at this point of the action Is represented as appalling, the whole six gons belching forth doable charges of grape and canister ; and some five or six rounds were fired between the time the rebels left the woods until the artillerymen were forced from their pieces. Aa the rebels were in mass, the execution inch a shower of missiles caused can be easily Imagined. Mobtom fell mortally wounded. Tbe two senior officers of Dims battery were wounded, Lieut. Snow mortally, hs having since died. The fighting on all parts of onr line was now at short range, and to ate the expression of one of the participants, " we were holding oa by the skin of oar teeth only." It was known that FaAXXLia's troops had been sent for, and anxious and wistful were the glsnces cast to the rear. Gea, Cameko, with hla brigade came up, and going at once into action on the right, where the battle again waxed hottest, created the Impression that the veterans ot the Nine- teenth had arrived, and a glad and exultant shout went np from our wearied aad desperately situated little band. This belief was strengthened by the arrival of CerJ. F samara, who dashed boldly into the thickest of the fray, cap in hand and cheering oa the mea. Gea. Basks, too, seemed ubiquitous, riding wherever the men wavered, and by personal example Inciting them to renewed deeds of daring aad reckless valor. Cols. Cxask and Wixsoa, with other members of the staff, tabre in hand, mixed with the soldiers on foot and aorsebsck, and cheered and en coursged them to continue the unequal fiahb But human beings could not longer withstand such fierce and overpowering onslaughts as our men were bearing up against, and our line Anally gave way at all points, and the men fell back fiercely contesting tbe ground they yielded. Unfortunately a sad mishap befell them at this time. Tbe large and comber-some wagen train blocked up the way; tbe frightened horses dashed through the infantry lists, ealingled ' themselves with tbe artillery, and created a momentary but unfortunate confusion. This gave the rebels. who were rapidly pressing us, posssssioa of several pieces of artillery. The enemy followed our men step by step for three and a half miles, but he w as advancing to meet a fearful retribution. The Nineteenth Army Corps had been ordered to stop and form its line of battle the retreating Union troops passed tnrough this line and formed la the rear. The rebels thinking they bad re pulsed our whole army, dashed impetuously on, and thought the line, but half visible in tne woods betore them, was another feeble but desperate stand of a tew men. . Gen. Emost commanded thla force, consisting of two lull brigades, and he ordered the fire to be re served until the rebels were within short range, when irom both in fautry and the artillery posted thickly along his liner a storm of Iron and lead was hurled upon tne toe tnat merairy mowea mem aown. i ns rebels halted in amazement, bat atill they fought and bravely. Volley after volley was discharged from each side full into the ranks or their opponents, but neither aave algns of yielding, aad night charitably threw her mantle over the ghastly scene, aad enforced a cessation pf hostilities. The two divisions, under command or Gen. A. J Sima, belonging to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Army Corps, had reached Pleasant HilL and were there halted, Gea. Baxxs determined to withdraw his army to that point, (or tbe sake of the advantageous podttioa which he could there occupy, know lng tnat tne enemy wouia ioiiow wnai iney supposea to be a demoralized armv. In aceorriance with this plan of operations, all our men were quietly withdrawn from the enemy's front, and the fine of march taken up for Pleasant H1U. This conjunction of his forces was aatufactority enected, ana tne result cob-fidently awaited, ho well was the movement conducted that although the first body started at 10 o'clock, and tbe remainder were not under way until nearly day, the rebels bad not the slightest suspicion of what was aolnc on. Gen. Fbaxkuh was conspicuous during this part of the day, rallying his men, and two horses were killed under him ; Capt. Cbapmah, of his staff, had botn feet taken off by a round shot, and the horse of Capt Faku was killed at the same tune. THK THIRD OAT'S WGHT. At 7 o'clock on Satin day morning onr foreea were all at Pleasant Hill, and tbe rebels were advancing, cavalry in front, eadeevorlag to discover oar position. Col. O. P. Gooniao. with his brigade of Lin's cavalry corps, was sent oat on the Shreveport road, to meet tne enemy and -draw him oa. . He had gone about a mite, when he came apon the rebel advance. Skirmishing Immediately ensaed, and accord-lna to the Dlae he jlowly fell back. The fight was very sharp between these cavalry bodies, and ' GooniM"!- lost nearly forty 'men kiHed and wounded, lnflictnig, however, as muca damage as he received.-' Among his casoaltiea are Capt. Bscua and Lsaut. Hau. oi the Second New-York Veteran Cevalrv. LWauHau baa alace died of hla woo ads. CoL Geoniare made a a.rrow escape, a bail passing (brooch an tearing trot tbe erowa of his hat, anderantnc the skhv Taa wrigade behaved very gallantly, covering uran. nsosri iram aaui sua una The battle-field of ;TIeasar4 Hill, at we have already . described,. , Is ; ; a . large, , open ke!d, which, had-o oca teen f cultivated, bat. Is sow overgrowe with weeda-wad bathes, The slightly-elevated centre of she field, from, which the name Pleasant Hill It taken, ft nothing - mors than . lose mound, hardly worthy the-name el hUL 'A. semi cireariar belt of timber runs around the field oa the -8 nre ve port -side Gen. Exoai, formed bJa line of battle on tbeald faotdg these weoda, Gea. McMib-lax's briaada being posted oa tae right, Gen.Dwiear'a on tbe centra, aaa uou Bixxnicrn oa tne left. Tat-Lot's Battery, L, First Racwiara, had foox gaaa ta rear of the left siag,a the left of the Shreveport road, and two on the road In .rear of Gea, Dwien'a line. Hracaia'a Vermont battarv was oa the rivht ' , ,Ia tne r ear of Eaoai, aad concealed by the rising ground. were -Gea, Mart's Vied Uorpa, formed in two lines of bailie fifty rarda anarL JUi hit artillery was tn the front line, a piece, secrpn or battery being oa the flank of each regiment the infantry tytna ba-.iweea laeia. The Tftirteeaia Corps was la reserve la tne. i ear wuuej.. ven, ajiam--ueu haTiaX uheaa , woeoded the day . before. Gen. Sana was , Commander-ia-Chief of .". the lines back of the . creat,1 wnl.e Gen. Mowix. ws 4he immediate Commander oi the soco The Com maaoer of the ..right, jbrigade la Gen. Sairx'a, first liae was CoL Lxacni the left brigade was -CoL - SiaWs. - The aeeoMl line aiao ewasiatad af two brig- - tna -vitas anter ematrot ot Cot, asxt tae left cemtnanoed by Cot- Hov Catwroaaf Third jMt j "a-'jaaiSAsA' ttf rnsf.d iuti.i e4. urt a4 i J a 1st fefiisoYi it)' iavr ti jtt&a I ti awaUiiJ ef l .t; Iadlana Battery was posted oa the right of the elghty-aiath Indiana InfaBtry,hat the If rat ladfcaa Battery on ta rrgacaf tna4inssi nexus, saw mjmZ aourllrea Baa Battery,' aao othera whose aaraea ihi namoere we could not asoeitaln, were atd inula aeeton of las'aattla.--4-- -i - '' e -w Tae WMrat'aniaur am, steal , wua stsnaiaeraois , vigor satit aoaBtaeloek la tbe atetaeoa, when U rebel had completed their -arrangemeaui for tae at-; tack." At aboat this hear Gen. Eaosrl sklrmrsa lias was taivea tasataa tight by the rebels, whs anpeae- sd ta larte force, eoaaiag throng the limner aoove . ment)OBd. . Tbey eooa reached the opea groaad,aad -moved sa to the attaea 4a tares tiaaa of aattia, Oar battetlea aad tafaatry sasaadi with terrible effect, e lag great tlaughur with grape sad. caaitter. while the enemyt artillery, being lathe wooaiaadlnbad posstioa, dM scarce iv aay damage. " ' i v CoL Baaaaior'a brigade oa aa left was drat . eav , gaged, soon, followed by Dviobt's aad MoJtuxAX"a. Tne fighting was terrific old soldiers sav It aever . waa ear passed for desperatloa.- Kstwtthetaadlag the terrible haves la their raaksv the .ana my nraaaed fiercely on, alowly paahlng the men, of .the Nineteenth Corps back, np the hilL. bat aot. breaking their line ot battle. A sadden and bold dash of the ; rebels oa the neat, gave them possession of Tax ' xea'a Battery, aad forced oar liae atill farther back,' Now came . the grand ctntp dt met. Tae Nine, teenth, on arriving at the top of the hUJ, suddealy filed off over the bill, and passed tnrough the tinea of Gen. Ssutb. We matt here mention that tbe rebel! were aow ta bat two llnee of bttt'e, the: first having neiB almost annihilated by Gen. Eaoit, what rein ale ed being forced back Into the tecond Una. But these two lines came oa exultant, and, sure pf tb tory. -: ' ' . , The first paased over the knoll, and all heeTtets of the long line of cannons and crouching forms of as brave men as aver trad mother earth, pressed, oa. The second line appeared oa the crest, aad the death signal wai sounded. Words ciaaot describe the aw f ui effect oi tnis attcntrge. neven uousano nnea, ana severs! batteries of artillery, each gua with aa ex tra load of grape and canister, were fired almultaa- eoasiy, aaa me woois center oi am rvw mi wh crashed down as n Leld of ripe wheat through which a tornado had passed: It Is ettlmsted that one thousand mea were harried Into eternity or ' frightfully mantled bv this one discharse. ' - No time was glvea them to recover their good order, bat Gen. Skits ordered a charge, and bia men -,.1.41.. tk. hi... t9 ik. "hli m1 mmr.tS joining in. The rebels foagbt boldlr and desperate. lv back re the timber, on reaching which a targe per troa ores ana nea, raiiy io inostsia inrawing aside their anna, In tha charge Tatioz! Battery was retaken, aa were also two of the gam of Nik's Battery, tbe Parrott gnn taken from ns et Carrtoa Crow lilt Fall, and one or two other belonging to the rebels, one of wnlch was considerably mattered, besides, 700 prisoners. A pur sort ant desultory fight waa kept up for three miles, when Onr men returned to the field of battle. - ,1. 4" isetDisTS ot rat battul . Tbe accounts from all quarter! agree tn stating that Gea. Baxxs, daring the entire contest, showed tbe greatest possible daring aad valor, at did Gen. FaAxzuir, aad the staffs of each. They will reap tbekr reward la the grateful hearts and prayers of the Ameflcaa people, and tn the increased devotion and love of their soldiers. Gen. Rassoh, when wounded, wai directing the firing of the Chicago Battery, standing asanas the men, and ha had acareely been removed when the rebels were la possession of tbs spot oa which ha fell. This gallant officer, tbe youngest of hla rank ta the army, has been, I believe, aow three timet wounded, He It one of the men eboeew by Gen. GaAsrt to give hla celebrated vjaeondltioaal esrreader order. He now ties at the St, Charles Hotel, abet through the leg with a maskst balL He wilt moat certainly recover. Col. Baisam, of Gen. Lxa'e Staff, had his horse! head blown off while riding aeroes the field, oy a shell, and would have beea taken baa not some of the men palled him oat. He succeeded la aaptorlnf a rebel horse end seavtag tbe field oa his baek. CoL Baissn lost in his trank, in the baggage train, tbe sash taken trom Gea.BAZxaaAU oa tbe field at Get. tysburgb, which had been made a present to htm, and Gen. Vuixriaoa's aabre, takea from hint In Virginia, S -! -' Col. Rowxsoh, while defending the waxen trala oa the first day, was shot la tbe hip, bat refused to leave the field for two hoars after. It was supposed hs would lose hla tea la consequence, bat tbe sorgeoas now think It can be saved. Among the most regretted of tbe slain is Col, Bzhzbioi of the One Hundred and Sixth-fifth New-York. Partial List af Casaalltiea. CoL Vance, of (Kith Ohio, wounded and left on thd Col. Webb, 77th Illinois, and Lieut-Cot' Cowan, 19ih Kentucky, wounded and prisoners. Lieut. Stone, C. S. of the Third Brigade, la among tne missing. Lieut. M tiler. 6th Missouri Cavalrv. missies?. Capt. Morse, 1st Louisiana Cavalry, te rarely SBwAnamHaajt- Lletitf. Brown ana uormtn were auo .geverery wounuea, . - Lieut, Graham, 67th IllinoU, wounaea. ,. ; . Lieut, Meedower,67th H inoli, wounded. . ; ' CapL McCul lough, 11th Iilinola. mlssiag. .. Lieut- Stevenson, missing.- ,. . V -. CapL Steam. mlalnr. ',,'' Lieut McCullough, 11th ITllnoIa, missing, t; ; Lieut Wy man, 11th Illinois', missing. Lieut, Douane, Utti New-York Cavalry, misting. Cant Morse, 18th Indiana, severely wonnaeo. Ti.nl Inn., Iftih 1 1II n nil. killed. Capt. Marklaa. 14th New-York Cavalry, 'gllghO wounaea. . . ..- . T.an..r;nl. nnn. wonftdea m arm. Cant. Klna. 8th New-Hampshire, wounded and left on the field supposed nis woana is a rwnai one. Llent 81aek slighUy wounded. ' - - ti Mann. 10th Kentoekv sHahtly wonnded. Lieut. Saanderaon, Bat. 6, 1st Regiment mortally wounded. . . . , CapL Mahler. 1st La. Bat. severely wounaea,,, .. Maj. Reed, 113th Illinois missing. ... . . Lleut-CoL Lindsay, 48th Ohio killed. 165TH NIW-.TOBK (2l DDhTIA'S XO0ATIS.) Lieut-Col. Can flesh wound In ths right arm. Lieut D. T. H. Tbomtt enkle. . ,. ; , r LleaL Andrew Naoler-rirht leg. ' 9'' "' Thla regiment auffered'everely.TotlniAoou mm tn killed, wounded end ttlsslna. The volof' staff was struck twice and shattered. The Color Ser- geant waa shot In tbe leg; oat ne oraveiy atooa oy no flag and held it up until relieved by another Sergeant Major Koyei is. w miman, nesn woonu la tarn sup. T.Unt. Strant. Co. E. killed. ' -. J " . Capt Randall, Co. E, should er, slightly r kept ths Col. Emerson, wounded an left lads hands'' of thaeoemy. ' ; ' -. TTRST LOT;iSIAIfl.CATAIBT. ' Cat Haxai Robibsox. while gallantly 1 leading hla command Into actios, was wounded severely la hit hip. but continued to urge his men onward .with ba oiminiaaea aeau - , -' . ''..... Tm loaa Af the First Louisiana Cavalry In allied. wounded and missing, ao far as has beea ascertala ed. Is ft omcera and iia mea. Tneir aames are aa tot. . . uouawiiMon. wvuauni, . -.iSy..,; rd Jriv otpb abuisw rniNH. wvaiuwu.,,, VIVU ailW. W11 .".liff . - ,;'-ifff Private Aug. PhUiip, Co. Brlst Louirlana. " ; .rnvaw jjaruvv uni "m, UiO,.;!! -Private Joha II. Laadfer.Co.,E. Private Anenst Schormwald. CoiOV'' tJfT - Pflvats. Wsa. Button, Cs. L ;i fes.i .eajft. aa a yi .. Prlvats Martin era, tj0.i um4,: si 'Ijw li Private Jalea Mieaei. tvevw urj t-ta tx& 8ergt " V. an' ,rfl,?-n;v 4 A'ergt Pater QuroBCo. B.-t;W-1 t 4:H. .Carp.jTAomM ikaiiy. vo.f,w, Witi.s ii &LieBtJonn Graham, Co. G . .uSergUJohTi Ujtnmp. ivo. n-.s;tiv a I Private Geo. Barnbartf. Ca. IV.. . fc t kfnMTt.A.Ceilias.Cft. A. fgfij 'i I.iPrivate Geo, W. Carey, Co. a, (-j . .. ... irfate Harrlsoa Frances, CclTi " K Ji PrtvaiaCeo. Mt fjosovoer xit as ai1 -jtn 6 Lieut-CoL Vetb, Seventv-eevrnth Illlnelg. kBe J. -CapfBreetS, fclxta. Musoart Cavalry, weaadedla .'tlmwrxBwr s &3--'M! i at., r i Lieut. Snow. Nlma Massachusetts Battery, kiHed. 19 Capt. Chapman, of Ftanklia'a SiaJT. had" t-h legs 'ahotoff. ' Capt, Backer, Second Jjew-Tork eteTaa Cavalry, Weae Ha3, Second Niw-Tort Teterta Cavalry, fvA vta I - Si V iJT T . - " . 1 1 '...v. .ItesttJis sflxVtnrBcd Prlsenert, . ,The followbg returned prisoner! died at Jarvl ; jripipJ Ut tdty i Sersetat Jcaj Cuxx,,Con:paoy K,i ,t8a (Pio Regiment t, sJonx lC Eotixtos, .'ulraie Company.' E. 3th Keatucky .Regiment,' and' I L; .psizAXSXX, CompanvB. th il .IcjjIgxnCaralryj;.,.. t'vi J. ! -is- U.ti Sr-.VkrJ 4i 3fc tW t s tw&i it! -4 A a"S.I lU 'j.l ft 0aj k'tf -M;gs4t'Wtn i M urd a " for la - Lin be - f ! sa Tg. la a a " I i sMnt.j afloat. i Lf ,Lt av n ' V ,'' ' - .' . ' " ' . ' ' -;' '

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  2. 24 Apr 1864, Sun,
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