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n aid of a New York regiment, but was surrounded in a fog and had three of his little band killed, three wounded, and sixty-six taken prisoners. On April 17-20 the 2d Heavy Artillery had a somewhat similar experience at Plymouth, N. C., a large part of Cos. G and H being taken prisoners, many of whom died in prison. Near Washington, N. C., the 17th was again engaged in a skirmish, with a small loss. At the end of the year (December 9-12) the 27th Regiment took part in an expedition to Hamilton, N. C., with slight loss. In the following year (1865) a somewhat more serious affair occurred at Wilcox's Bridge, N. C., March 8-10, when the 17th, 23d, 25th and 27th Mass. infantries met with losses, as well as the 2d Heavy Artillery (five companies, near Kinston); and the 23d had also an engagement near Kinston March 14, with a small loss; but on the whole the North Carolina service proved less severe than was at first expected, though the loss from disease was considerable. Xiii. Th