Colby Bicentennial Seal 1813-1863

Jan. 1, 1864

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Headquarters 13th Me. Reg.
Fort Esperanza, Texas 


I have allowed myself to be too minute in this report that you may understand exactly how one hundred of your “Yankees” baffled, beat back, and eluded so large a body of rebels and rebel gunboats without loss.

Frank S. Hesseltine 1862