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a most severe and exhausting one to the men, performed mainly during the heat of the day. From the 5th to the 8th of June, it marched to Clinton, twenty-seven miles, as a part of a column to disperse a large force of rebels there, which was accomplished without fighting; but was very severe, from the extreme heat and dust, and the rapidity with which it was performed. On the day of the assault upon Port Hudson, June 14, it was at first assigned a place in the assaulting column under General Weitzel; but, during the fight, was ordered to deploy for skirmishing, and acted as skirmishers during the day, with a loss of three killed, and seven wounded, one officer mortally. Until the 20th, it occupied a position at the front, within easy rifle-range of the rebel works; when it was ordered to escort a long forage train to the Jackson Cross Roads, and, proceeding to the point designated, and while loading the teams, was attacked by a greatly superior force of rebels. Two of the regime
chmond, having taken it at 8.35 this morning. Edwin M. Stanton. Immediately upon the receipt of this important and gratifying information, the Governor telegraphed to Mr. Stanton:— I give you joy on these triumphant victories. Our people, by a common impulse, abandoned business to-day, for thanksgiving and rejoicing. The colored man received last got in first, and thus is the Scripture fulfilled. The last sentence in the Governor's telegram refers to the colored division in Weitzel's corps, which was said to be the first infantry to enter Richmond. The information of the fall of Richmond, the advance of the Union army, and the retreat of Lee, was everywhere received with the wildest demonstrations of delight, but nowhere more than in the city of Boston. State Street and the Merchants' Exchange were thronged with excited people. The newspaper offices were crowded, and the bulletin boards on which was written Richmond occupied by the Union forces, were looked at and