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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 3 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative 1 1 Browse Search
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At the daring assault of the Confederates under Lieutenant-General Gordon on Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865), capturing the fort by surprise almost without a struggle, but being driven out again, several Massachusetts regiments were involved, the 29th and 57th Infantry suffering most, but the 14th Battery somewhat, especially in prisoners, many prisoners being, however, taken on the Union side, though General McLaughlen, brigade commander, was among those captured by the Confederates. Lieut. E. B. Nye (14th Mass. Battery) was killed after refusing to surrender; and Maj. James Doherty and Lieut. A. M. Murdock (57th Mass.), with Lieut. Nathaniel Bumpus (29th Mass.), were also killed. The 29th Mass. was peculiarly fortunate in receiving medals of honor for this affair. Maj. J. M. Deane received one for most distinguished gallantry in action at Fort Stedman, in serving with other volunteers a gun previously silenced and abandoned, mounted on barbette at Fort Haskell, being exposed to