Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Col. Mercer” in article 1 of The Daily Dispatch: April 25, 1864., [Electronic resource]:
...e opposite shore.
The behavior of our troops throughout the whole affair was everything that could be desired, and where all did so well it would be next to injustice to discriminate.
The gallant Col. Mercer was killed while leading a charge, and thus scaled with his lifeblood his devotion to his country.
He was a native of Georgia, and the only field officer lost by us during the siege of Plymouth.
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