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by-path and held interior lines. On November 30 the 55th Mass. (Colonel Hartwell) lost thirty-one killed and thirty-eight wounded. The list of killed in this battle included Lieut. David Reid of Boston, who had had a curious sense of certainty of his own death, yet met his death in the forefront of battle, his body lying in advance of the artillery pieces until brought back. Emilio's 54th Mass., pp. 251, 252. The 55th was again under fire, with slight loss, at Deveaux Neck, S. C., Dec. 9, 1864, and without loss at James Island, S. C., Feb. 10, 1865; also the 54th at Boykin's Mills, S. C., April 18, and at Swift Creek the following day, losing six men in these engagements, which were the last battles of the war in which Massachusetts troops took serious part. They occurred in connection with what was called Potter's Raid, conducted by Gen. E. E. Potter under General Sherman's orders, the object being to reach and destroy a vast amount of rolling stock on a railway already destr