|Col. Sylvester G. Hill,|
35th Iowa Infantry.
(Photo. History of the C.W.)
The Confederate guns were ready with horses hitched and two of the pieces loaded with canister, but obviously the men were not ready. The two Federal regiments then fixed bayonets and moved in on the rest of the camp, captured another section of the artillery and then the cavalrymen, some of whowere mounting their horses. Only a few shots were fired in resistance. While Colonel Vincent escaped, 16 officers and 206 men were captured, along with horses, cavalry equipment, artillery pieces and horses, and the encampment completely destroyed.
Confederate General Richard Taylor had lost most the available cavalry he had at that time.