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ir recapture of Galveston, which had been occupied and then retaken under peculiar circumstances. The 42d Infantry (Colonel Burrell) had the curious experience, just after it had reached the front, of having three of its companies besieged and captalveston and occupy it, the remainder of the regiment to follow when arrived from the North. Arriving at Galveston Colonel Burrell was advised by the naval officers at the station to take up regimental quarters in an unoccupied building on a wharf by the enemy and several Confederate gunboats and a ram entered the harbor. A hard fight took place, and meanwhile Colonel Burrell placed his men behind barricades on the wharf, and they defended themselves with courage, but not being adequately sillery. The 42d had five killed and fifteen wounded. In acknowledgment of the creditable course of the little band, Colonel Burrell was requested to keep his sword, and all private property of officers and enlisted men was respected. Seven officer