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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 6 0 Browse Search
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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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ss.), were also killed. The 29th Mass. was peculiarly fortunate in receiving medals of honor for this affair. Maj. J. M. Deane received one for most distinguished gallantry in action at Fort Stedman, in serving with other volunteers a gun previously silenced and abandoned, mounted on barbette at Fort Haskell, being exposed to a galling fire from the enemy's sharpshooters. Sergeant William H. Howe, Co. K, received a medal of honor for distinguished gallantry in this action, and Color Sergeant Conrad Homan (Co. A) of the same regiment had previously received one for fighting his way through the enemy's lines with regimental colors near Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864, as had Private J. H. Harbourne (Co. K) for the capture of a flag, and Private Richard Welch (37th Mass.), also for the capture of a flag, a few days later, and Private Chas. A. Taggart (37th Mass.) for the same. The 28th Mass. Infantry and the 1st Heavy Artillery met with losses, which in the former case were conside