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The Daily Dispatch: February 20, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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nd was captured entire. The enemy came in on all points at the front in overwhelming numbers. Our troops held them in check till the baggage and camp equipage could be removed or burned. The loss is heavy for the force employed. Out of 115 men of the 17th Massachusetts only 50 came back. Most of the men were captured. Out of 13 officers of the 17th Massachusetts that went out only seven came back. Lieut.-Col. J. F. Follows, Surgeon Isaac E. Galaupe. Capt. I. H. of Boston, Lieut. Joseph W. Davy of Brackleed Lieut. L. B. Comens of Jamaica Plains, Lieut. John B. Hill of Howell, and Lieut. B. M. Man of Chelsea, are missing. Lieut. Henry A Cheever, Adjutant, was mortally wounded by a musket shot in the side, and has since died. Dr. Galaupe was dressing his wound when he was captured. Capt. Lloyd lost one leg by a shell. All the other officers are supposed to be alive. A detachment of the 17th Massachusetts, under Lieut. Conn, reached Col. Classon's camp just as the reb