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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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2d New York, Col. Huston) were sent forward to fill a gap in the lines, they sheltered themselves behind a hastily constructed breastwork of rails, and sustained a very severe attack of the enemy, both colonels being killed or mortally wounded, and both regiments forced back, losing also a number of prisoners. Report of Lieut.-Col. G. C. Joslin, Official War Records, 43, p. 423. See also pp. 371, 417. Lieut.-Col. G. C. Joslin mentions with especial commendation Maj. I. H. Hooper and Lieut. D. M. Earle, acting adjutant. The 28th Mass. was ordered on the second day to carry the position of the enemy on the crest of a wooded hill, and accordingly advanced over the crest and nearly to the bottom of the hill, when they in turn were obliged to retire, being flanked on both sides, and with a loss of nearly half the force carried in. Colonel Byrnes's report is in Official War Records, 43, p. 387. The 32d Mass. (Col. Geo. L. Prescott) distinguished itself by holding its ground afte