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91, 2d ed ), p. 293. Near the end of the battle he fell, mortally wounded. His last act before being wounded was to walk along the line of the regiment, which was drawn up under the shelter of a fence, and to direct the men to keep their heads down out of the reach of the enemy's fire. Life, etc, p. 293. Compare his memoir in Harvard Memorial Biographies, I, 271. How well this regiment reflected the character of such an officer may be seen in the contemporary testimonials. Brig.-Gen. A. S. Williams, commanding the 1st Division of the 12th Corps, wrote to Governor Andrew, Dec. 5, 1862, of the 2d Mass. Infantry, that in the battles of Cedar Mountain and Antietam its casualties were nearly one-third the number engaged in action, and added: In thoroughness of discipline, in perfection of drill, in regularity and promptness in camp and garrison duties, and the intelligence and fidelity of its officers, it may well be questioned if this regiment has its superior in the service.