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ad that any of Grant's lieutenants protested against it, as Longstreet protested against the attack on Cemetery Ridge. Johnson's Short History, p. 396. Other regiments losing valuable lives were the 7th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 22d, 23d, 37th, 40th, 56th and 59th Infantry; the 1st Heavy Artillery, and the 1st, 5th and 10th batteries. The 12th, 16th, 35th, 36th, 39th, 57th Infantry and the 3d and 14th batteries were present or engaged, but without loss of life. Corp. David P. Casey (Co. C, 25th Mass.) received a medal of honor for his bravery at this battle, as did Corp. Orlando P. Boss (Co. F, 25th Mass.). Lieut.-Col. Guy V. Henry (7th United States Cavalry) also received a medal for noteworthy and conspicuous gallantry while colonel of 40th Mass. Volunteers, leading the assaults of his brigade upon the enemy's works at Cold Harbor, Va., June 1, 1864, where he had two horses shot under him, one while in the act of leaping over the breastworks of the enemy. M