New Orleans commercial bulletin April 4, 1862
The Mississippians At Donelson.
...Lieut. McGowan, of the same company [Quitman Invincibles, 14th Mississippi], in a hand to hand fight, shot down five of the enemy in one pile, with a navy repeater. While thus engaged, he had a negro boy, his servant, who ran up to assist his master, and while fighting manfully by his side was shot down by the enemy, when his master, with one wipe of his bowie-knife, killed the man who slew his servant...