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D. Wells, brigade commander, and he adds, I desire to call especial attention to the conduct of Major Pratt and his regiment in the last charge, and mentions also the death of Capt. G. W. Thompson, for a long time commanding the regiment, and a most valuable and gallant officer. Official Records, 90, p. 377. See Sheridan's Personal Memoirs (II, 14), for his opinion of the Massachusetts regiments at this battle. In the hurricane battle, as it has been called, of Fisher's Hill, Va. (September 21, 22), Massachusetts troops took an active part. Early had been already alarmed by the gradual approach of the Union troops, and was preparing, as he says, to retreat after dark, when at sunset the troops of Crook, who had been gradually approaching during the day, sprang upon him. Had the heavens opened, writes one officer, and we had been seen descending from the clouds, no greater consternation would have been created. Pond's Shenandoah Campaign, p. 177. The 34th Mass. Infantry (Col