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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 2 0 Browse Search
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the 14th Battery somewhat, especially in prisoners, many prisoners being, however, taken on the Union side, though General McLaughlen, brigade commander, was among those captured by the Confederates. Lieut. E. B. Nye (14th Mass. Battery) was killed after refusing to surrender; and Maj. James Doherty and Lieut. A. M. Murdock (57th Mass.), with Lieut. Nathaniel Bumpus (29th Mass.), were also killed. The 29th Mass. was peculiarly fortunate in receiving medals of honor for this affair. Maj. J. M. Deane received one for most distinguished gallantry in action at Fort Stedman, in serving with other volunteers a gun previously silenced and abandoned, mounted on barbette at Fort Haskell, being exposed to a galling fire from the enemy's sharpshooters. Sergeant William H. Howe, Co. K, received a medal of honor for distinguished gallantry in this action, and Color Sergeant Conrad Homan (Co. A) of the same regiment had previously received one for fighting his way through the enemy's lines wit