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[125] a panic among horses and men. During the excitement, the horse of Capt. Russell, of Company D, fell under him and he was somewhat bruised.

On the day after reaching the fortifications around the Capitol, the Nineteenth was ordered into one of them and there was great joy at the expectation that for the first time in their experience they were to have a ā€˜soft job.ā€™ Up to that time the regiment had never known anything but the camp, the field, the march and the battle. About half of the men had gone inside the fort when orders were received directing the brigade to join the army. The regiment was obliged instantly to countermarch and so, for just once in its entire service, it was inside a fort for a period, counting the coming in and going out, of probably ten minutes. They had never known shelter before and did not again.

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