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Too much praise cannot be accorded Surgeon Dyer who has had all the labor of his department thrown upon himself by the sickness of Surgeon Willard, and, in addition to his usual duties, has had the labor of managing the Medical department of the Brigade as Senior Surgeon.

A. F. Devereux, Lieut. Col. Commanding Regt.

On July 15, 1862, Colonel Hinks, then in Boston suffering from his wounds, wrote to Governor Andrew, recommending the following promotions for bravery and gallantry in the various engagements from June 25 to July 1.

Capt. Ansel D. Wass, to be major, vice Howe, killed.

First Lieut. Henry A. Hale, to be Captain, vice Wass, promoted.

Second Lieut. Elisha A. Hinks, to be First Lieutenant, vice Hodges, resigned.

Second Lieut. Samuel S. Prime, to be First Lieutenant, vice Hale, promoted.

Second Lieut. Oliver F. Briggs, to be First Lieutenant, vice Lee, killed.

Sergt. Maj. Edgar M. Newcomb, to be Second Lieutenant, vice Palmer, promoted.

First Sergt. Frederick Crofts, Company B, to be Second Lieutenant, vice Briggs, promoted.

Sergt. Warner W. Tilton, Company A, to be Second Lieutenant, vice Hinks, promoted.

First Serg. Thomas Claffey, Company G, to be Second Lieutenant, Vice Prime, promoted.

Sergt. David T. Chubbuck, Company K, to be Second Lieutenant, vice Warner, killed.

Snakes were numerous in the camp at Harrison's Landing. Lieutenant Dodge appeared one day with a huge black snake; one man pulled an adder from his trouser leg, and soon after a copperhead was discovered to have ‘turned in’ along with two tent mates. Mosquitoes were less frequent here than at Fair Oaks, but every kind of insect abounded.

On July 10, President Lincoln visited the Army and after

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