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illed or mortally wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness. Official War Records, 67, p. 134. For reports of Massachusetts officers on this battle, see, in the same volume, those of Col. Oliver Edwards (p. 672), Col. N. A. Miles (p. 370), Gen. R. B. Potter (p. 927), Col. W. S. Tilton (p. 559). For gallantry in action in this battle Color-Sergeant Leopold Karpeles (Co. E, 57th Mass.) received a medal of honor. Near Port Walthal, Va. (May 6-7), the 23d, 25th and 27th Mass. Infantry were enganear a bomb-proof within the Union lines. (Century War Book, IV, 550.) This talk and these orders, coming from a commander sitting in a bomb-proof inside the Union lines, was disgusting. (The same, p. 556.) With the notable exception of Gen. Robert B. Potter,— a Massachusetts man,—there was not a division commander in the crater or connecting lines, nor was there a corps commander on the immediate scene of action. (The same, p. 560.) Two other very graphic descriptions of the scene may be fo