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g was desperate in the extreme, many of the combatants on each side falling by bayonet thrusts or blows from clubbed muskets. The loss, as officially stated by the Assistant Secretary of War, who was then at Vicksburg, amounted to: Regiment. Killed. Wounded. Total. 9th Louisiana 62 130 192 11th Louisiana 30 120 150 1st Mississippi 3 21 24 23d Iowa (white) 26 60 86 With the wounded are included those who were mortally wounded. Captain Miller, of the Ninth Louisiana, Brown: Negro in the Rebellion. states that his regiment had only 300 men engaged, and that the whole force of the garrison was about 600 men. The next action in which colored troops were engaged was the grand assault on Fort Wagner, July 18, 1863. To the 54th Massachusetts Colored was assigned the honor of leading the attack, and after the troops were formed on the beach, ready for the assault, the order to advance was withheld until the Fifty-fourth could march by and take position at the hea
prisoner, July 22, 1864; leg amputated three times; died August 10, 1864 at Macon, Ga., of wounds. First New Jersey, Company A:---Jordan Silvers; killed on picket near Alexandria, Va., October 15, 1861. Fifth New Hampshire, Company G:--John Velon; shot for desertion near Petersburg, Va., October 28, 1864. Fifth Wisconsin, Company A:--Francis Lee; first man of regiment to reach enemy's works in assault on Petersburg, April 2, 1865. One Hundred and Twelfth Illinois, Company A:--Lorenzo Brown; kicked to death by a mule at Somerset, Ky., April 23, 1864. Sixty-fifth Ohio, Company H:--Corporal Adam Glasgow; discharged May 27, 1865, on surgeon's certificate; both feet frozen while en route from Wilmington, N. C., to Annapolis, Md.; an exchanged prisoner of war. Twenty-first Massachusetts, Company E: From rolls attached to regimental history.--Sergeant Thomas Plunkett; lost both arms while carrying regimental U. S. flag at Fredericksburg; discharged May 9, 1863. Twenty-f