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line of rifle-pits might easily have been carried. I desire, however, to commend the great gallantry and good behavior of Colonel Macy.... He did everything that a brave man and a soldier could do. (Official War Records, 87, p 248.) There was heavy skirmishing and some alternate success and defeat. General Miles of Massachusetts finally succeeded General Barlow, who had never recovered from his terrible wounds at Antietam and Gettysburg, and had to resign the command of his division on the 18th, though he attempted a few days later, unsuccessfully, to resume it, and had to be carried from the field on a stretcher. This distinguished officer has often been claimed as a Massachusetts man, and certainly came very near being such. His mother was born in Massachusetts and had chiefly resided there, even after her marriage, though not just at the time of his birth; and the son had been almost wholly educated there. At Deep Bottom the Confederates remained in possession of the fiel