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ensive contest and was fought with great courage on both sides from 3 to 6 P. M., the greatest losses fell upon the 9th Mass. Infantry and next to that upon the 15th. Brigade after brigade of Confederates was sent forward upon our line, but each was resisted and decisively defeated, the Union troops, when driven back, sometimes making a counter-charge and establishing a new line in advance of the previous one. Here Col. Thomas Cass of the 9th was mortally wounded, and his lieutenants, John H. Rafferty and Edward McSweeny, were killed. General Devens, who was in this battle, said of Maj. Ozro Miller of Shelburne Falls (10th Mass.), who was killed in this fight, I know of no one among the heroic dead more worthy to be mentioned by name than Major Miller. Linked with him was the memory of Lieut. James Jackson Lowell See his memoir in Harvard Memorial Biographies, I, 422. (20th Mass.), who fell at Malvern Hill and had been previously wounded at Ball's Bluff, where his cousin, Lieute