forward and gave the necessary orders for the change of front, and as cooly superintended the execution of the movement as if on drill, notwithstanding the ground over which the regiment moved was covered with officers and men that fell from its ranks, under the heavy cross-fire of the enemy, pending the movement, and, as soon as the change of front had been completed, he rode his horse up to the colors in the line, and, by his inspiring words and gallant bearing in the face of the fearful carnage, stimulated his command with such firmness and determination, as induced them to hold the field alone against an attack from which other regiments recoiled.’
After Col. Hinks
was wounded, the command of the regiment again fell upon Lieut. Col. Devereux
His favorite horse was shot under him and he received a wound in the arm, but was able to direct operations until the battle was over.
Maj. Edmund Rice
was severely wounded during the engagement and Capt. George W. Bachelder
, of Company C, was mortally wounded.
When the regiment passed through the stacks of wheat at the Nicodemus barn the enemy followed and some of the men began firing upon them, but were told to stop as Capt. Bachelder
was wounded and lying there, with others of the regiment.
The enemy soon fell back and then Joseph Pillsbury
, Albert Rodger
and Colonius Morse
, of his company, volunteered to go and take the captain to the hospital.
On reaching the stack they found him with James Heath
, who had stayed with him, and whom the rebels had not taken prisoner.
The captain's leg had been shattered by a shell just as the regiment rallied the time last in the open field.
He was taken to the field hospital, where he died in a few hours.
was the idol of Company C.
He had always shown great love for his men and was ever mindful of their comfort, ever ready to share their privations and asking them to encounter no danger to which he was not ready to expose his own person.
In the Seven Days Retreat, no matter how hard the march or severe the fight, he was always smiling and ever ready with a cheerful word for the weary and halting.
He was always an example in courage,