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The Daily Dispatch: January 25, 1865., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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o rescue his brave men from the hands of the enemy; and failing in this, he recrossed the river to Virginia, in order to assist his men in person, with the best means he could devise, to escape. As he did not return, it is presumed that he is now a prisoner in the hands of the enemy. His persistent efforts in behalf of the safety and welfare of those under his command, are worthy of the highest encomiums. Company H.--Captain H. Alden, commanding. Killed--Capt. H. Alden. Missing--Sergeant Owen McCarthy; Corporals: John G. Smith, Thomas McBey; Privates: B. J. Dolan, Patrick Flattery, Michael Queenan, Nicholas Quinn, Michael Doran, James Manahan, Augustus Bauer, William Mooney, Horace E. Adams, James Byron, Patrick Moore, Michael Lynch--15. Captain Alden fell at almost the first volley from the enemy. His remains were afterward recognized by Captain Vaughn, of the Third Rhode Island battery, who crossed to the Virginia shore with a flag of truce on the twenty-third instant., and bur
Twenty- third colored infantry, who had received a furlough for thirty days, returned to the quarters whilst laboring under the effects of mania a potu, and demanded protection of Colonel Woolley. The Colonel, perceiving his condition, sent Owen McCarthy and Charles Wells, of the Ninety-first New York artillery, to watch him. Upon reaching the corner of Eutaw and Pratt streets they called upon him to halt, whereupon he drew his revolver and fired several times. The first ball grazed the right check of a citizen named William S. Stewart, which lodged in his neck. The second grazed the stomach of Charles Wells, whilst the third proved harmless. Before he could fire the fourth time McCarthy grabbed him, knocked him down and broke the revolver over his head. Colonel Woolley turned him over to the civil authorities, to be dealt with according to law. Mr. Stewart resides at No. 135 Franklin street, and was an officer in the Ninth Maryland regiment. Wells is but slightly injured. The