The honorable wounds received by Colonel Hinks are, in themselves, a eulogy of his courage and patriotism in his country's call, and earnest solicitude for the welfare of his officers and men.
In honor of the memory of our young, but courageous major, Howe, let the words dropped from his lips after receiving his mortal wound be the highest praise which can be spoken of a true patriot: Let me die here on the field: 'tis more glorious to die on the field of battle.
Capt. Chas. U. Devereux was wounded while faithfully performing his duties; being prostrate at the time from continued illness, fatigue and exposure.
Lieut. David Lee, of Company E, died faithfully at the post of duty.
Sergeant Major E. M. Newcomb, since promoted, and killed at Fredericksburg, proved to his superior officers that he enlisted for his country's good and from purely patriotic motives.
I am, general,
Your obedient servant, Edmund Rice, Captain, Nineteenth Mass. Vols., Commanding Regiment.