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received a medal of honor for coolness and conspicuous bravery in action in seizing the colors of his regiment and planting them on the captured works on the crest of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 25, 1863. When the color sergeant was exhausted, he carried the flag in front of the regiment, cheering the men to follow him up the ridge. Report of Maj.-Gen. Carl von Baumbach, commanding regiment. Official War Records, 55, 208. Both the 2d and 33d took active part in the battle of Resaca (May 13-16, 1864), the former losing 5 killed or mortally wounded. The 33d again made a fine charge, charging and carrying three fortified hills in succession, but having 24 killed or mortally wounded, Adjutant General's Report, January, 1865, p 780. including Lieuts. H. J. Parker of Townsend and E. L. Bumpus of Braintree. At Cassville, Ga., both regiments were engaged (May 19-22), with small loss. At Kenesaw Mountain they had several engagements in June, the 33d making another fine charge, and losing