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and 3,000 small arms. The Richmond Examiner said: The loss of an entire army at Roanoke Island is certainly the most fearful event of the war. The same regiments were engaged, with heavy losses, at New Berne (March 14). At this battle Lieut.-Col. Henry Merritt of Salem (23d Mass.) was killed, and Acting Adjt. Frazar A. Stearns (21st Mass.), son of the president of Amherst College. Seventeen members or graduates of the college fell in this battle; and in recognition of this a captured cannon, ed, a stone wall from which it could not be displaced. Sheridan himself said of him: I do not think there was a quality which I could have added to Lowell. He was the perfection of a man and of a soldier. Pond's Shenandoah Valley, p. 240. Gen. Merritt, commanding the First Cavalry division, wrote of him: His fall cast a gloom on the entire command. No one in the field appreciated his worth more than his division commander. He was wounded painfully in the early part of the day, soon after