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The red-cap color bearer, Orendorf, of Amherst.

But not so with the little red-cap color bearer. He stood erect within twenty feet of the muzzle of the enemy's guns and waved his flag defiantly in their faces. They must have hesitated to kill him in admiration of his bravery. Though finally a heavy gun was trailed on him not twenty yards distant. His little ‘red-cap’ flew up ten feet, one arm went up one way, the other another—fragments of his flesh were dashed in our faces. They had ‘killed him, too.’

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