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tant part of the besieging force which subsequently brought about the surrender of Fort Wagner, and was ordered, Aug. 26, 1863, to capture by a sortie some riflepits in front of the fourth parallel of the besieging force. Some two hundred men took part in the attack and carried the position, capturing the occupants (sixty-seven) with a loss of three; the victors then entrenched rapidly, and it afterwards became the fifth parallel. They were then subjected to a heavy fire, killing Lieut. James A. Perkins and several others. A brilliant charge. (Report of Maj. T. B. Brooks, assistant engineer, Official War Records, 46, p. 295.) I looked upon the gallant achievement of the 24th Mass. Regiment in rushing forward to capture an important position in front of Wagner with admiration. . . . But what good was the capture of Fort Wagner to do us? ´╝łGordon's War Diary, p. 198.) During the night the regiment was relieved by another. There was a long siege before the final surrender of the fo