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pits and sharpshooters. The 54th Mass. was under fire for the first time at James Island, July 16, 1863, aiding to repel an attack made by Confederate troops upon the 10th Connecticut, and behaved so well as to be complimented in orders by General Terry, who praised the steadiness and soldierly conduct of the 54th Mass., who were on duty at the outposts on the right and met the brunt of the attack. Emilio's 54th Mass., p. 63, fully describes this affair. General Seymour also speaks of th Maj.-Gen. B. F. Butler, for his decision that the fort was impregnable; but we have the authoritative opinion of the Confederate commander, Col. Wm. Lamb, that this decision was absolutely necessary, and that the reason of the success of Maj.-Gen. A. H. Terry's second attack lay in the much more formidable character of the naval bombardment which preceded it, from seventy-five vessels instead of forty-one. Colonel Lamb emphatically said that Admiral Porter was as much to blame as General Butle