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carried the position, capturing the occupants (sixty-seven) with a loss of three; the victors then entrenched rapidly, and it afterwards became the fifth parallel. They were then subjected to a heavy fire, killing Lieut. James A. Perkins and several others. A brilliant charge. (Report of Maj. T. B. Brooks, assistant engineer, Official War Records, 46, p. 295.) I looked upon the gallant achievement of the 24th Mass. Regiment in rushing forward to capture an important position in front of Wagner with admiration. . . . But what good was the capture of Fort Wagner to do us? ´╝łGordon's War Diary, p. 198.) During the night the regiment was relieved by another. There was a long siege before the final surrender of the fort, and in this siege the 54th lost heavily at different times and the 24th and 40th lightly. The 54th, with other colored regiments, performed a rather excessive share of fatigue duty, and was complimented for this by Maj. T. B. Brooks, assistant engineer. Official W