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and Joseph W. Collingwood of the 18th, Thomas Claffee of the 19th, with Edwin J. Weller and John Sullivan and William Holland of the 28th. The 15th lost an admirable surgeon in Dr. S. Foster Haven of Worcester, and his equally useful classmate, Dr. Robert Ware of the 44th, died not long after him. See Harvard Memorial Biographies, I, 192, 238. Lee never gained a cheaper victory. (Cook's 12th Mass., p. 85.) The 29th lost no commissioned officer in the battle, but its chaplain, Rev. Henry E. Hempstead of Watertown, died a few days after from its fatigues. With these great losses closed the prolonged battle of Fredericksburg, and with it the campaign of 1862. The loss of the Union troops had been three times that of their opponents, and the whole affair is now regarded by the best military critics as having been, except Cold Harbor, the most wasteful slaughter of the war. It was also followed by much illness and much suffering among the wounded. Dr. Thomas F. Perley, medi