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hat in the battles of Cedar Mountain and Antietam its casualties were nearly one-third the number engaged in action, and added: In thoroughness of discipline, in perfection of drill, in regularity and promptness in camp and garrison duties, and the intelligence and fidelity of its officers, it may well be questioned if this regiment has its superior in the service. Mass. adjutant-general's report, 1862, p. 104. Another brave officer who fell at Antietam was Maj. William D. Sedgwick of Lenox, formerly captain in the 2d Mass. Infantry, but at the time of his death serving on the staff of General Sedgwick, his kinsman. He fell while trying to rally a broken regiment, and while lying fatally wounded on the field, wrote to his family, My country is welcome to every drop of my blood. I love my wife and children as well as any man, but I would engage never to see them again if I could thereby secure the abolition of slavery. See his memoir in Harvard Memorial Biographies, I, 179.