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(2d Mass.) is in Official War Records, XII (2), 153. and Lieuts. Henry B. Scott and Charles P. Horton. The 12th Mass. Infantry (Colonel Webster) acted as a support in the battle of Cedar Mountain, and there lost Capts. John Ripley and Nathaniel B. Shurtleff. The company commanded by Captain Shurtleff was peculiarly the company of the Boston Latin School, and his death recalled the dignified and tender way in which he had spoken of its possibility when receiving the standard given to his comCaptain Shurtleff was peculiarly the company of the Boston Latin School, and his death recalled the dignified and tender way in which he had spoken of its possibility when receiving the standard given to his company by that school. See his memoir in Harvard Memorial Biographies, II, 44. At that early period of the war, when the public mind was not yet inured to such calamities, the battle of Cedar Mountain created, especially in Massachusetts, a sense of loss and sorrow surpassing that produced by many larger conflicts later in the war. The engagements at Kelley's Ford, Rappahannock, Kettle Run and Groveton in August cost little to the few Massachusetts regiments engaged, but the second battle o