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to charge the enemy. Behind this line most of the Third Brigade
rallied, some joining themselves to McMillan's brigade and some to
General Smith's command ; all moved forward together, and drove
in the enemy's right flank more than miles. Seeing their right
wing driven in and thrown upon their left wing, they renewed their
attack with great vigor upon my right, but were repulsed with great
slaughter, and during the whole day my right, which was in echelon
in front of the rest of my line, held its ground against several de-
termined assaults. Our loss this day was, in killed, wounded, and
missing, 28 officers and 473 men. As soon as they are received I
shall forward the reports of brigade and regimental commanders,
and take advantage of the opportunity to call to the notice of the
major-general commanding the officers and regiments which have
most distinguished themselves.
I am, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,
W. H. EMORY,
Maj. WICKHAM HOFFMAN,
Asst. Adjt. Gen., Nineteenth Army Corps.
HDQRS. 19TH A. C. AND U. S. FORCES IN W. LA.,
Grand Ecore, April 13, 1864.
I desire also to express my sense of the great gallantry and good
sense and militaryjudgment shown by Brigadier-General Emory in
the battles reported. upon.
HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Grand Ecore, La., April 15, 1864.
MAJOR : When I sent in my report yesterday I stated that I would
send in the reports of brigade commanders as soon as they reached
me, and I asked the privilege of naming those who had rendered
themselves conspicuous by their gallantry and good conduct. I now
send in the reports of the three brigade commanders, Brigadier-
General Dwight, Brigadier-General McMillan, and Colonel Fessen-
den. I wish to name these three officers as having done their duty
with efficiency and gallantry, and I fully indorse the names that
they have mentioned in their several reports. I wish to mention
more specifically Lieutenant-Colonel Kinsey, commanding One hun-
dred and sixty-first New York, who went forward under my own
direction and held the enemy at bay while the line was forming.
There are no doubt many other deserving regimental officers than
those noted in the brigade reports, but these facts will be supplied
when they come to my knowledge.
I desire to avail myself of this opportunity to express my thanks
to Maj. J. M. Sizer, One hundred and sixteenth New York, aoting
assistant inspector-general ; Capt. Duncan S. Walker, assistant
adjutant-general ; Capt. R. F. Wilkinson, judge-advocate ; Capt R.
P. York, provost-marshal ; Captain Bockee, assistant ordnance
W. B. FRANKLIN,