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anding at Roanoke Island on February 7, an advance was made early on February 8, the 25th Mass. being placed in the front, with Co. A, Capt. (afterwards general) Josiah Pickett in command, and preceding as skirmishers, supported by Co. E (Capt. Thomas O'Neil). S. H. Putnam's Co. A, 25th Regiment. The skirmishing was done, in the opinion of Colonel Upton, in a manner that would have done credit to regulars. (Official War Records, IV, 96.) All the regiments took part in the battle and sustanability of their own friends to succor them. In this battle of Cold Harbor the most formidable loss fell on the 25th Mass. Infantry, which reported 300 for duty that morning and lost 69 killed or mortally wounded, including 6 officers, Capt. Thos. O'Neil, Lieuts. Wm. Daley, Henry McConville, Henry Matthews, Chas. H. Pelton and James Graham; the wounded and missing making up the total list of regimental casualties to 215,—more than two-thirds of the whole number. Fox's Regimental Losses,