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States also says that fifteen other prisoners of the Fifty-fourth were released at the same time as himself, and Baltimore Smith was of the number. In perusing the list, it will appear that all of the twenty-nine are accounted for as having died or been exchanged except Baltimore Smith, John Gray, and Samuel R. Wilson. Accepting States' recollection regarding Smith as released, and in default of other information regarding Gray and Wilson, the last two may be supposed to have died prisoners. The information that Corporal Hardy of Company B was wounded, given by States, is confirmed by the statement of Alfred Green, another of the prisoners, who lived to be released. States' account of his capture is that he was in the front crossing the ditch, and gained the parapet. Later, he lay in the ditch awaiting the reserves, and firing when he saw any one in the fort. After a long time, the rebel officers called to those who were wounded to come in as they had thrown out their pickets beyond, and they were being hurt unnecessarily. States was wounded, and was the first colored man taken prisoner. The Confederate officer who took him from the men who secured him, placed States in charge of several soldiers, whose names the officer took, ordering them to keep him as a prisoner-of-war, and from being killed, which some of the men in the fort wished to do. While in and about Wagner, he did not see the bodies of any of the Fifty-fourth officers killed in the charge. The next morning, that of July 19, the Fifty-fourth prisoners, numbering twenty-nine, hereinbefore named, and possibly others reported as missing, of whom no other record is found, were taken by their guards to the city of Charleston, where, upon their arrival, they were greeted by the jeers and taunts of the populace as they passed to the provost-marshal. Then, after examination, the badly wounded were taken to a hospital common both to the white and colored sufferers. Of it the Charleston Courier said, on July 23:—
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