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Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative 1 1 Browse Search
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die (June 17) the 1st Mass. Cavalry bore the brunt of the fight, charging through the town, capturing several prisoners and a battle flag, and holding the ground afterwards. Out of three hundred and fifty-eight who went into the fight, twenty-nine were killed or mortally wounded, forty-eight wounded (not mortally) and ninety missing. Lieut. Hugh Carey was mortally wounded, and Maj. H. L. Higginson and Capt. L. M. Sargent were left for dead on the field, though ultimately recovering. Lieuts. C. G. Davis, J. J. Higginson and L. N. Duchesney were taken prisoners. See Crowninshield's 1st Cavalry, p. 143. It was unquestionably the most important cavalry fight of the war. On June 27, 1863, General Hooker requested to be relieved of his command, and Maj.-Gen. George G. Meade was his successor. Hooker's military standing is thus summed up by another Massachusetts officer: As a corps commander, or with orders to obey, unless jealousy warped his powers, he was unsurpassed in bravery,