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by whom the charge was originally made in the Army and Navy Journal. Army and Navy Journal, III, p. 71. A letter to me on the same point from General Hagood will be found in Emilio's History of the 54th Mass., Emilio, p. 100. where the whole affair is discussed. I still retain my original opinion of the matter. The 24th Mass. Infantry (Colonel Osborne) formed an important part of the besieging force which subsequently brought about the surrender of Fort Wagner, and was ordered, Aug. 26, 1863, to capture by a sortie some riflepits in front of the fourth parallel of the besieging force. Some two hundred men took part in the attack and carried the position, capturing the occupants (sixty-seven) with a loss of three; the victors then entrenched rapidly, and it afterwards became the fifth parallel. They were then subjected to a heavy fire, killing Lieut. James A. Perkins and several others. A brilliant charge. (Report of Maj. T. B. Brooks, assistant engineer, Official War Re