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g, several Massachusetts regiments took part. At Auburn, Va. (Oct. 13, 1863), the 10th Mass. Battery (Capt. J. H. Sleeper) received the especial thanks of Major-General Birney (commanding 1st Division, 3d Corps) for their gallantry in repulsing the enemy's attack on the head of the column. Adjutant-General's report, January, 1active part. See description by Gen. Robert McAllister in Century War Book, IV, 176. General Hancock in his report speaks of the magnificent charge made by Birney's and Barlow's division on the 12th of May, and says, it stands unsurpassed for daring, courage and brilliant success. Official War Records, 67, p. 339. These s. Another important officer who fell was Lieut.-Col. Waldo Merriam of the 16th Mass. Infantry, who had rendered valuable service as field-officer of the day in Birney's division, a brave and able soldier, in Hancock's phrase. Official Army Records, 67, p. 339. On earlier days of the prolonged conflict Lieut. G. B. Simonds of