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The Daily Dispatch: January 5, 1865., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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The end of a "Foreign" battalion. --Brooks's battalion of Yankee prisoners, who took the oath and entered the Confederate service, has "gone up." The Columbia South Carolinian gives the following account of their conduct, which may serve as a lesson for the future: Four of the six companies constituting the battalion were sent forward, under acting Lieutenant-Colonel J. Hampden Brooks--the companies commanded respectively by First Lieutenant Vincent F. Martin, Second Lieutenant John Cacting Lieutenant-Colonel J. Hampden Brooks--the companies commanded respectively by First Lieutenant Vincent F. Martin, Second Lieutenant John C. Minott, First Lieutenant J. Lewis Wardlaw, and First Lieutenant Eldred Simkins; the three first of the First South Carolina regular infantry, the last of the First South Carolina regular artillery. For some time after going to the front, the conduct of the command was generally good. They were several times under the fire of was wounded. They were generally steady on duty. On or about the 15th instant, when encamped within about seven hundred yards of the enemy's outposts, Sherman se