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Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 10: the march to the Chickahominy. (search)
run away. One specimen, however, stuck and abided long. It was the common louse. On May 24, a dress parade was held at Lewis Farm, the first one since the regiment was before Yorktown. On May 25, Q. M. S. Nathaniel Prentiss, of Cambridge, worn out from the fatigues on the Peninsula, was found dead in his tent. He had been mustered in as a sergeant in Company F at Lynnfield and was very popular. The funeral took place on May 27, and, as the Chaplain was absent on orders, Sergt. Maj. Edward M. Newcomb acted as Chaplain pro tempore, in order that the remains might have Christian burial. This was one of a number of instances where Sergt. Maj. Newcomb officiated in a similar capacity. On Saturday, May 30, there was a sudden and severe storm which flooded the camps and the Chickahominy Creek became a raging river, filling the entire swamp. General Johnston, commanding the Confederate forces, saw his opportunity, and, like the skillful general that he was, seized it and on Ma