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of the 19th and in taking a very large number of prisoners. Colonel Devereux in his report especially compliments Lieut. Moses Shackley of his regiment, and Captain Abbott especially selects for praise Capt. (afterwards brevet brigadier-general) H. L. Patten, who was twice wounded, and Lieut. Henry Ropes, who was killed. See their reports in Official War Records, 43, p. 442-447. Captain Abbott says of Lieutenant Ropes, His behavior in this battle was more conspicuous for coolness and absolute disregard of personal danger than any I ever witnessed in any other man, and gives a generous and noble analysis of his character, which is quoted and endorsed by Gen. F. A. Walker in his Second Army Corps, p. 302. See biographies of Patten, Ropes and Abbott in Harvard Memorial Biographies, I, 443; II, 97, 357. More soldiers from Massachusetts than from any other State received medals of honor for special services in the battle of Gettysburg, all being from the 19th Mass. Infantry, n