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message, to which he replied. "Tell my wife that in my last thoughts were blended my wife, my boy and my flag." He asked of the physician how the battle went, and when told that it was favorable to us, he said, "God bless the old flag" and expired with the prayer finishing inaudibly with his closing lips. A braver officer never urged his men to gallantry. I met one soldier with a ball through his leg, and bleeding to death surely and rapidly. "Oh," said he, "what will Mrs Ellis and Jennie do? Poor William is dead — how his mother and sister loved him. And he would not have enlisted if I had not. O dear, O dear!" And beseeching me to take a message to them, said: "Poor Mrs. Ellis; poor me, I have no mother and sister to weep for me; I might as well fight those wicked rebels as not." Another, shot through the lungs, clasped a locket to his breast, and moved his lips till I put down my ear and listened for his last breath: "You'll tell her, won't you?" Tell who or whe