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the town and planting its flag upon the courthouse. In that campaign fell Capt. Ezra Ripley of the 29th, who died of exhaustion and overwork. See his memoir in Harvard Memorial Biographies, I, 107. The engineering operations, both at Port Hudson and Vicksburg, were largely under the direction of Massachusetts officers,—Capt. John C. Palfrey in the former case and Maj. Cyrus B. Comstock in the latter. In the ill-fated and objectless battle of Cox's plantation, or Bayou La Fourche, July 13, 1863, Colonel Dudley (30th Mass.) was sent out with two sections of the 6th Mass. Battery (Carruth's) along the right bank of a bayou, supported by Gen. Charles J. Paine. Col. J. S. Morgan, moving on the other side of the bayou, was surprised and driven back by the Confederate General Green, and fell back on Dudley, both being forced a mile in retreat, until supported by General Paine and ultimately withdrawn by General Grover. Colonel Morgan was ultimately tried and sentenced by court-marti