National Affairs: Conquest Reconquered

The Eleventh Connecticut returned to the Tenth Louisiana Regiment (Tigers) the standard they had captured in the sanguinary affair of Cold Spring Harbor. Fraternization at New Orleans was rampant.

At 4:30 a.m., June 3, 1864, General Grant gave the command to attack. His soldiers were led by Generals Sheridan, H. G. Wright, W. F. Smith, Burnside. The village was defended by Generals Hoke, Kershaw, Pickett, Field, Early, under General Lee.

So hopeless was the attack that Union soldiers pinned their names and addresses on their backs before starting. Eventually they withdrew. Said Lee: "Our success, . . . under the blessing of God...

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