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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative 1 1 Browse Search
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rbor. Another regiment suffering heavily was the 58th Mass., of which Fox says that it moved against the works ... with a line whose steadiness and precision elicited praises from all who saw it, winning the compliments of both brigade and division commanders. Fox, p. 176. It lost 31 in killed and mortally wounded, including Maj. Barnabas Ewer, Jr., Capts. Chas. M. Upham and Thos. McFarland, with Lieut. W. H. Burbank; the 27th Mass. losing 32, including its major, William A. Walker, Capt. E. K. Wilcox, Lieuts. Frederick C. Wright, Samuel Morse and E. H. Coombs. The 28th lost fewer, but the loss included its colonel, Richard Byrnes, commanding brigade, An officer of the regular army; a good disciplinarian in camp; cool and resolute in action; mingling in just proportion impetuosity with sound judgment. Walker's 2d Corps, p. 512. and Lieut. James B. West. There fell also Capts. J. H. Baxter (22d Mass.) and C. F. Pray (18th Mass.) at Bethesda Church, Capt. R. J. Cowdin (56th Mass.)