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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative 6 0 Browse Search
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. A. S. Bryant of Co. A was made sergeant-major and received a medal of honor, ten years later, for gallantry in action at this engagement. At Bachelor's (or Batchelder's) Creek, N. C., during the defence of New Berne, Feb. 1-3, 1864, Lieutenant-Colonel Fellows of the 17th Mass. was sent out with one hundred and fifteen men anufficient support from one another, the 13th being, moreover, on the extreme right. Colonel Leonard was wounded early and the command devolved on Lieut.-Col N W. Batchelder. It lasted for an hour, when the officer in command ordered a charge, capturing one hundred and thirty-two prisoners, including seven officers, but the exposeere taken prisoners. Out of two hundred and sixty muskets in action, the whole loss in killed, wounded and missing was one hundred and eighty-nine. Lieutenant-Colonel Batchelder's report is in Official War Records, 43, p. 298. The 12th (Col. J. L. Bates), a much larger regiment, lost one-eighth of its number, including Lieuts.