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ere. There occurred under a Massachusetts officer, on April 11, 1864, one of the most curious contests in war history, the assault of twenty-five hundred infantry upon a gunboat aground. After the repulse of Banks at Sabine Cross Roads, La., April 8, the naval fleet and transports had to be withdrawn, their rear being brought up by a light-draught monitor, the Osage, commanded by Captain (now admiral) Selfridge, a Massachusetts officer. The vessel grounding on a point, with a transport, the letter of Col. L. L. Langdon, U. S. A., Century Magazine, June, 1890, p. 309; also in Crowninshield's 1st Mass Cavalry, p. 472. On April 6, at Rice's Station, the 34th Infantry had its last man killed (out of many), and at Farmville (April 7, 8) the 19th, 20th and 28th Infantry, the 1st Heavy Artillery and the 10th Battery were present, but without losses on the field, though Capt. Isaac H. Boyd (19th Mass.) died of wounds received there. This was for Massachusetts troops the last battle