‘Of the numerous infantry regiments which furnished fatigue parties, the Fourth New Hampshire did the most and best work, next follow the blacks,—the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts and Third United States Colored Troops.’General Beauregard reports his loss during the siege as a total of 296, exclusive of his captured. But the official ‘War Records’ show that from July 18 to September 7 the Confederate loss was a total of 690. The Federal loss during the same period by the same authority was but 358. Despite the exposure of the Fifty-fourth details day and night with more or less officers and men at the front, the casualties in the regiment during the siege as given by the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts were but four killed and four wounded. Shortly after the fall of Wagner the following order was issued to the troops.
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