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where, in a most intricate and peculiar country, expeditions have been repeatedly sent out without the slightest previous investigation and wholly without knowledge of the localities,—attempting to navigate unnavigable streams and to cross bayous of impassable mud,—and this when opposed to an enemy that knew every by-path and held interior lines. On November 30 the 55th Mass. (Colonel Hartwell) lost thirty-one killed and thirty-eight wounded. The list of killed in this battle included Lieut. David Reid of Boston, who had had a curious sense of certainty of his own death, yet met his death in the forefront of battle, his body lying in advance of the artillery pieces until brought back. Emilio's 54th Mass., pp. 251, 252. The 55th was again under fire, with slight loss, at Deveaux Neck, S. C., Dec. 9, 1864, and without loss at James Island, S. C., Feb. 10, 1865; also the 54th at Boykin's Mills, S. C., April 18, and at Swift Creek the following day, losing six men in these engagem