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 positions. The famous ‘Bucktail’ Regiment held a position around a brick house, near Easton's Battery, known as the Thornton House. The ‘Bucktail’ sharpshooters took possession of this building, and from every door and window poured a destructive fire into the ranks of the Confederates. Lieutenant-Colonel Kane, of this regiment, was a brother of the noted Arctic explorer, Dr. Elisha Kane, and during this engagement was severely wounded. The ground on either side of the position of the Confederate battery was covered with woods and dense undergrowth.
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