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stant great and increasing loss, sprang to their feet and started for the rebel battery alone; almost at the same moment the long-looked for movement was made, our whole line went forward with a cheer, and the rebels were driven from the wall in utter rout. This is the description given in the report of Col. G. D. Wells, brigade commander, and he adds, I desire to call especial attention to the conduct of Major Pratt and his regiment in the last charge, and mentions also the death of Capt. G. W. Thompson, for a long time commanding the regiment, and a most valuable and gallant officer. Official Records, 90, p. 377. See Sheridan's Personal Memoirs (II, 14), for his opinion of the Massachusetts regiments at this battle. In the hurricane battle, as it has been called, of Fisher's Hill, Va. (September 21, 22), Massachusetts troops took an active part. Early had been already alarmed by the gradual approach of the Union troops, and was preparing, as he says, to retreat after dark, w