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ing the crest, captured a stand of colors in the hands of its bearer. Corporal Angelbeck, company I, Forty-first Ohio, seeing a caisson filled with ammunition already on fire with two wounded horses attached to it, cut them loose and ran the burning carriage down the hill before it exploded. The colors of the First Ohio, the first on the hill, were carried, while ascending it, at different times, by the following men and officers: Corporal John Emery, company I, wounded. Corporal Wm. McLaughlin, company I, killed. Captain Nicholas Trapp, wounded. Corporal Thos. Bawler, company A, wounded. Corporal Frederick Zimmerman. Major Stafford. The foregoing are but a few of the many instances of heroism displayed on this occasion deserving especial mention: Major William Birch, Ninety-third Ohio, and Major S. C. Erwine, Sixth Ohio infantry, who fell while leading their men, were soldiers of rare efficiency, and their loss will be severely felt by the service and lament
mand of General Graham) from Smithfield, on Pagan Creek. The force placed under my command by General Graham consisted of the army gunboat Smith Briggs and two launches, manned by thirty-four (34) men of the Naval Brigade, under command of Captain McLaughlin; besides which, I had fifty men obtained from the Minnesota. The force under General Graham consisted of seventy (70) men of the Naval Brigade, and twenty (20) cavalry; this latter force to land at Smithfield and march to the village of Ch at fifty minutes past three P. M., by the explosion of her magazine. About this time a flag of truce was discovered on shore, on the lower side of Pagan Creek near the mouth, and a launch belonging to the Naval Brigade, under command of Captain McLaughlin, was sent in to communicate. He brought off five of our men, including Captain Lee, (who had command of the force landed at Smithfield,) who had succeeded in making good their escape. Captain Lee informed me that in the fight of Sunday