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Xix. Operations in the Department of the South. Some minor engagements occurred in South Carolina in the summer of 1862 in which a few Massachusetts regiments took part; two companies of the First Cavalry at Pocataligo (May 29) under Maj. H. L. Higginson without loss, and the 28th Mass. Infantry at Legareas Point (June 2) under Lieut.-Col. M. Moore with only a few wounded men. At Secessionville (June 16) an attack of some force was made on fortified works at James Island, and in this the 2d holding the ground afterwards. Out of three hundred and fifty-eight who went into the fight, twenty-nine were killed or mortally wounded, forty-eight wounded (not mortally) and ninety missing. Lieut. Hugh Carey was mortally wounded, and Maj. H. L. Higginson and Capt. L. M. Sargent were left for dead on the field, though ultimately recovering. Lieuts. C. G. Davis, J. J. Higginson and L. N. Duchesney were taken prisoners. See Crowninshield's 1st Cavalry, p. 143. It was unquestionably the mo