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and while lying fatally wounded on the field, wrote to his family, My country is welcome to every drop of my blood. I love my wife and children as well as any man, but I would engage never to see them again if I could thereby secure the abolition of slavery. See his memoir in Harvard Memorial Biographies, I, 179. The 15th Mass. Infantry sustained the heaviest loss among all the regiments at Antietam, eighty of the killed falling within twenty minutes of time. Among these were Capts. Richard Derby See his memoir by Mrs P. A. Hanaford (Boston, 1866), entitled The Young Captain. of Salem and Clark S. Simonds of Fitchburg, with Lieuts. Thomas J. Spurr of Worcester and Frank S. Corbin of Dudley. Lieutenant Spurr refused, when mortally wounded, to be carried to the rear. See his memoir in Harvard Memorial Biographies, I, 472. Among other regiments there fell, of conspicuous officers, Capt. George W. Batchelder of Salem (19th Mass. Infantry), Capt. John Saunders (1st Mass