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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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gives a generous and noble analysis of his character, which is quoted and endorsed by Gen. F. A. Walker in his Second Army Corps, p. 302. See biographies of Patten, Ropes and Abbott in Harvard Memorial Biographies, I, 443; II, 97, 357. More soldiers from Massachusetts than from any other State received medals of honor for special services in the battle of Gettysburg, all being from the 19th Mass. Infantry, namely: Corp. J. G. DeCastro (Co. I), for capture of flag of 19th Virginia; Sergt. B. F. Falls (Co. A), for capture of flag; Sergt. B. H. Jellison (Co. C), for capture of flag of 54th Virginia; Priv. John Robinson (Co. I), for capture of flag of 57th Virginia. Official War Records, 44, p. 282. More than twenty years afterward Capt. Edmund Rice, then captain in the 5th U. S. Infantry, received a medal of honor for conspicuous bravery in leading his regiment in the countercharge against Pickett's division, himself falling severely wounded in this the enemy's lines, in the bat