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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative 4 0 Browse Search
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the Confederates, see De Leon, Four Years in Rebel Capitals, p. 135. Not one in three looked facts in the face. (De Leon, p. 32.) The war was only a campaign, and not to last six months. (De Leon, 27, 175.) See the similar opinions expressed by Coombs and Benjamin, in 1861, in Century Magazine (October, 1889, p. 950). But Gen. J. E. B. Stuart held a different opinion. (Eggleston's A Rebel's Recollections.) It is remembered that a very able man in Boston, Dr. Samuel Cabot, who had aided largelunded, including Maj. Barnabas Ewer, Jr., Capts. Chas. M. Upham and Thos. McFarland, with Lieut. W. H. Burbank; the 27th Mass. losing 32, including its major, William A. Walker, Capt. E. K. Wilcox, Lieuts. Frederick C. Wright, Samuel Morse and E. H. Coombs. The 28th lost fewer, but the loss included its colonel, Richard Byrnes, commanding brigade, An officer of the regular army; a good disciplinarian in camp; cool and resolute in action; mingling in just proportion impetuosity with sound judgm<