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action led the Confederates on our left to believe that we were being given no quarter, and they began shelling poor and gallant Fort Gregg. After an hour's hard fighting the garrison of 160 Missis- sippians and 80 artillerists serving as infantry and two guns, assailed by one or two divisions of Ord's corps, inflicted a loss of about looo in killed and wounded. The loss in the fort was about 50 or 60 men.
After being removed from the fort we were taken near Grant's observatory, where each man's name and command was taken by a federal officer, seated in an open buggy, who, to say the least, was the biggest ruffian it was the writer's misfortune to meet. From there we were taken to City Point, and from there to Point Lookout, Md., and remained until the end of July, 1865, when we were paroled.
It is pleasant to say that after all these long years the four mem- bers of the Donaldsonville Artillery who were engaged in this des- perate struggle are still living and in fair health, two residing in Assumption parish, one in Ascension and the fourth in New Orleans.
A SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND CAREER OF
HUNTER HOLMES McGUIRE, M. D., LL. D.
Surgeon, Physician, Teacher, Patriot.
So faithful was the eminent surgeon and physician, Dr. Hunter McGuire, in execution of his conception of duty, and so signally worthy and useful in all that he undertook, that it might seem as if he were one appointed by the Divine Master for a life mission.
That he was a sincere patriot, every moment, quite, of his man- hood and maturity, convincingly is in attestation.
His judgment and manual skill singled him as amomg the first surgeons of his era, whilst his essays in the broad field of the science of Medicine made him honored wherever his proficiency was known, and reflected lustre on not only the State of his birth, but on our nation.
He was broadly and comprehensively not only a Virginian in every ennobling characteristic, but he was loyal in every sinew and