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Officers killed2
Officers wounded9
Men killed7
Men wounded51
Men missing8Total 77

Lieut. Donath was killed by a buckshot which entered his heart. When found, there was no blood upon his person, but when his clothing was opened, a little round hole was discovered in his side, showing what had caused his death. He was quite boyish looking and in the short time he had been with the company had won its love and respect.

Joseph H. Hervey, of Co. C, was a Georgetown boy, popular in the company and a model soldier, His body was found, after the battle, in the ‘Clump of Trees’ where the battle had raged the fiercest. It was terribly mangled by a solid shot.

Sergt. McGinnis, of Co. K, received his wound just as the ine of Pickett's men broke, under the terrible fire trained upon them. McGinnis could not restrain his enthusiasm at the spectacle, and, jumping to the top of a little ridge in front of his company, he waved his arms and shouted: ‘They've broke, boys! They're running! There they go! See 'em run!’ As he cried out in his excitement, a rebel bullet found lodgment in the back of his neck and he dropped.

In an official report, made in 1878, Col. Devereux says:

Gen. E. D. Townsend, Adjutant General, Army U. S.

In obedience to your request, dated April 24, 1878, asking for a report of the operations of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Volunteers in the Gettysburg Campaign, I have the honor to submit the following, as being an authentic report. While it may not be the original, verbatim, it is made from notes taken on the field during said campaign, and is substantially correct:

The Second Corps, of which the Nineteenth Massachusetts formed a part, left Falmouth, on the Rappahannock, several days after the main body of the army, acting as its rear guard, struck across Manassas Plains to Thoroughfare Gap, where it laid three days; then followed up the East side of the Blue Ridge to Edward's Ferry, Md., crossing after nightfall

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