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Preface. The author takes this earliest opportunity, to gratefully acknowledge his indebtedness to Comrade John W. Bell, for valuable material contributed by him to the first and last chapters of this work; to Comrades Bussey and Kenney, for interesting matter furnished; to Comrades S. H. Reynolds, D. W. Ellis, and others, whose active sympathy and warm interest have materially aided him; to Gen. H. W. Slocum, whose kind letter of recognition of the services of our company appears in this volume; and to Comrade Keefe, of the Grand Army record, for the favorable notice of the forthcoming of this history.
on, Geo. A. Smith, Silas Tarbell, A. J. Bennett, Jas. N. Dunn, B. F. Young, Died since muster out. Alvin Stevens, Discharged for disability. Albert Gage, Killed or died in hospital. Orrin Foster. Discharged for disability. Frank Howard, Discharged for disability. Ezra Baxter, Jr., Francis H. Conway, Died since muster out. Henry C. Hall, Sylvester Horton, Richard Allen, Wounded. Geo. O. Manning. Commissioned, later. Sixth Detachment.—Sergt. O. S. Snell; Gunner, Jas. W. Kenney; Chief of Caisson, Henry Williams. Privates, Daniel Cheney, Killed or died in hospital. Wm. Quinn, Died since muster out. Wm. J. Quinn, Wm. J. Wheeler. Commissioned, later. Received a warrant, later. O. B. Bussey, Died since muster out. Wm. H. White, Received a warrant, later. Daniel Benham, Fred Gunther, Samuel Johnson, Jas. French, Died since muster out. Rufus Starbird, Joseph W. Woodbury, Discharged for disability. Joseph Yates, Discharged for disability. Wm.
on the opposite bank, and thus prevent the reinforcement of this advance detachment of the Confederates. This they did, and under cover of the fire, a division crossed before the bridge was built, and a select assaulting force, consisting of Berdan's sharpshooters, Fortieth New York (Mozart), One Hundred and Tenth Pennsylvania, First and Twentieth Indiana, carried the rifle-pits, capturing several hundred prisoners. During the infantry assault the artillery on the north bank rendered effective service. This exploit of the Third Corps was almost the last performed by that noble command under its corps name, it being before spring distributed in other corps. Note to the second chapter. Artillery duel at Mechanicsville. We saw Lieut. McCartney aim the guns, and saw the apparent result of the shots as related in the second chapter. In justice, however, to Comrade J. W. Kenney, then gunner in the centre section, it should be said that his gun also sent a shot with similar effect.