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command reports that the proportion of casualties to the number engaged was much greater than common. Gen. J. D. Cox in Century War Book, II, 653. General McClellan, in a letter to General Halleck at 1.20 P. M. on the second day of the battle, speaks of it as the most terrible battle of the war—perhaps of history. (Official War Records, XIX (2), 312.) The 21st shared the fortunes of the 35th on that day, but with a loss of only ten killed, including Second Lieut. Henry C. Holbrook of Barre, and thirty-five wounded. In other parts of that fragmentary battle Massachusetts men had a prominent share. The 2d Mass. Infantry having taken a Confederate flag, Lieut.-Col. Wilder Dwight rode along the line displaying it, amid a storm of bullets. Life and Letters of Wilder Dwight (Boston, 1891, 2d ed ), p. 293. Near the end of the battle he fell, mortally wounded. His last act before being wounded was to walk along the line of the regiment, which was drawn up under the shelter of