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[509] in the presence of over ten thousand citizens and soldiers, and with three United States Army officers as judges, which resulted in an award of superiority to the Forty-first. During the siege of Jackson, Miss., the regiment participated in the deadly charge, of Pugh's Brigade, which was the subject of so much criticism and censure, and in which it lost 27 killed, 135 wounded,1 and 40 missing,--a total of 202 out of 338 present. Major Long was mortally wounded in this affair. When General McPherson was killed, and his body sent home, the 41st was selected to accompany it as an escort.

The 96th Illinois, Colonel Thomas E. Champion, was another regiment which achieved a reputation as an efficient and reliable command. It distinguished itself at Chickamauga, where it fought in Steedman's Division of General Gordon Granger's Reserve Corps, holding its ground sturdily in the face of Longstreet's veterans, and retiring from the field only when darkness had terminated the conflict. Lieutenant-Colonel Clarke was killed in this battle, the total loss of the regiment amounting to 39 killed, 134 wounded,2 and 52 missilg; total, 225.

The 18th Illinois, Colonel Michael K. Lawlor, was hotly engaged at Fort Donelson, fighting under McClernand, and losing there 53 killed, 157 wounded,3 and 18 missing; total, 228. At Shiloh the regiment lost three

1 Including the mortally wounded.

2 Including the mortally wounded.

3 Including the mortally wounded.

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