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h a shout as they circled about him, keeping them all at bay for a time with the bayonet of his discharged musket, until the brave fellow sank in death with three mortal besides other wounds. Captain Russel, finding that the enemy had turned his flank before he could face back, had to retire with such men as were not cut off, at double-quick, finding the foe about the reserve house when he reached it. A mounted officer charged up to Russel, and cut twice at his head with his sword. Preston Williams of Company H caught the second sweep upon his bayonet and shot the Confederate through the neck, thus saving his captain's life. From the reserve house Russel and his men retired, fighting as they could. Captain Simpkins's right, as has been told, first bore the force of the attack. By strenuous efforts and great personal exposure that cool and gallant officer collected some men in line. With them he contested the way back step by step, halting now and then to face about and fire,
te, J. H., 293. White Point, S. C., 208. Whitemarsh Island, Ga., 158. Whitfield, sutler, 177. Whiting, William, 179. Whitney, Alonzo B., 255. Whitney, William L., Jr., 276, 291, 297, 302, 305, 314, 316, 317. Wild, Edward A., 24, 108. Wildt, E. A., 201, 212, 241, 242. Wilkins, James H., 164, 166, 168, 291, 298, 316. Willard (Mann), Samuel, 34, 54, 55, 56, 59, 61, 79, 81, 90, 133. Williams, C. P., mortar schooner, 52. Williams, George W., 283. Williams, James M., 1. Williams, Preston, 59. Williams, Seth, 287. Willoughby, R. H., 311. Wilmington, N. C., 289, 311. Wilson, Ezra, 10. Wilson, George, 83, 90. Wilson, Henry, 32, 180, 181, 190, 319. Wilson, James D., 58. Wilson, John H., 249, 297. Wilson, William, 309. Winona, gunboat, 237. Winyaw Bay, S. C., 290. Winyaw Indigo Society, 290. Wissahickon, gunboat, 237. Woodbury, J. G., 111. Wounded, Care of, 64, 105, 173, 174, 176, 251, 254, 272. Wright, A. R., 275. Wright, Elizur, 14. Wright and Po