seized the colors, and carried them in advance of the regiment.
Shortly after, he was severely wounded in both arms, and fell forward, grasping the colors in his hand.
They are now in the State House
, stained with his blood.
Both arms were amputated.
He was sent to hospital, and recovered, and is now living at his home in Worcester County
His case was one of marked bravery.
After his discharge, and on his return home, he staid a while at the New-England
Rooms with Colonel Howe
On the sixteenth day of April, the Adjutant-General
received a letter from James W. Hale
, 76, Wall Street, New York, informing him that he had succeeded in raising several thousand dollars as a testimonial to Sergeant Plunkett
, and requesting the Governor
to make Sergeant Plunkett
On the seventeenth day of April, the Adjutant-General
wrote to Mr. Hale