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[471] the third time, in 1864, for one hundred days, and were stationed at Baltimore. In addition to the organizations in the above tabulation, the State accepted, in 1864, some separate unattached companies, 24 in number, which were sworn in for one hundred days service. Some of these companies reenlisted for one year, and were organized as the 4th Heavy Artillery. The 2d Heavy Artillery lost two companies at the capture of Plymouth, N. C.; they numbered about 275 men, of whom 173 died while in the hands of the enemy. The deaths in the 39th include 102 which occurred in Confederate prisons, this regiment having lost 246 men captured in the battle at the Weldon Railroad. The loss by disease in the 30th Infantry was caused by the climate of the Lower Mississippi, where it was stationed for over two years. The 5th Battery--Phillips's — sustained the greatest percentage of loss (in battle) of any light battery in the volunteer service.

The 13th Massachusetts has a meritorious record in its small number of deaths from disease, its percentage of deaths from that cause being the smallest of any three-years regiment in the entire army. There were regiments with a smaller number of deaths from disease; but they were two-years regiments, or carried a less number of names on their rolls. The extraordinary exemption from disease in the 13th Infantry would indicate that the regiment was composed of superior material.

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