, while that officer was on the parapet, waving his sword, and crying, ‘Forward, Fifty-fourth!’
He saw the colonel suddenly fall, and was struck himself a moment after.
, of Company I, makes a similar statement.
Capt. J. W. M. Appleton
, at the curtain, hearing firing at last on the right, climbed with Captain Jones
and Lieutenant Emerson
into the southeast bastion, and joined in the desperate fighting there.
was finally badly wounded, and made his way out with great difficulty, to report the situation in the bastion.
was also severely wounded.
He fell into the moat, where he remained until assisted rearward by George Remsley
of Company C. Lieutenant Emerson
in the bastion used the musket he had picked up before the curtain.
To protect the wounded lying near he pulled out sand-bags.
When a volunteer was wanted to report their situation to some general officer, he offered himself, saying, ‘I will go, but if I am killed, just tell them I did not run away!’
As he was still able to fight, Captain Appleton
, who was disabled, went instead.
was wounded near the fort, and thought himself mortally hurt, as he was spitting blood, but staggered along until he was met by Lieutenant Dexter
, who assisted him to the rear.
Sergt. George E. Stephens
of Company B, in a letter to the writer, says,—
‘I remember distinctly that when our column had charged the fort, passed the half-filled moat, and mounted to the parapet, many of our men clambered over, and some entered by the large embrasure in which one of the big guns was mounted, the firing substantially ceased there by the beach, and the Rebel ’