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[p. 91] forty killed and one hundred and fifty wounded. I saw some dead and wounded when we passed the next morning. Our army took the place and burnt the bridge. We privates in the ranks can't tell much about it. There are a thousand stories afloat. I suppose you will get the particulars before I do.

The color bearers and guards slept that night in the church with the officers. Colonel Pierson found us with coffee. The prisoner stayed in the church all day, but when night came, he was put out of doors to sleep under guard, on the ground. There were none of our regiment in that battle, although two companies were ordered into Kingston Sunday night, to do guard duty. The weather all day Sunday was very fine and warm.

The fifteenth, Monday, we marched twenty miles. We marched down toward Kingston about five miles, but left it on our right, so we did not see the place. I understand that some of our soldiers found some things of value in Kingston. One man found one hundred silver dollars, others, watches and silverware. We marched until 9 o'clock, then camped in a cornfield. When we got up the ground was frozen. Not much of any account happened that day. Tuesday, the sixteenth, we marched toward Whitehall. Very soon we heard the guns. We kept on until we nearly reached the battlefield, and then had orders to halt. We saw the ambulance teams with the wounded while stopping. We halted about one-half hour. A good many were wounded there. The rebs were in the woods so we could not see them. It was said that we did n't see a man, but the bullets flew thick and fast. Our army kept up a brisk fire for five or six hours, and we were too much for them. The rebs were up in trees as sharp-shooters. Finally the infantry was ordered into the woods to drive them out.

Two of our regiment were wounded while passing up the road, and I had one ball pass directly over me. At that place our brigade passed, and we came in at the


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