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Col. J. J. Finley, Sixth Florida infantry, in his official report described vividly the experience of the 19th, when the whole of my line was subjected for some time to the enemy's fire, solid shot and shell passing over and near, diagonally in many places, from right to left, frequently striking in front and ricocheting over my men, who were in a lying position. It was at this time that a shell from the enemy's guns exploded upon the right of the third company, instantly killing First Lieut. James Hays, then in command of his company, and his first sergeant, S. F. Staunton and also Second Sergt. W. R. F. Potter and wounding Lieut. S. Simmons, on the left of the second company, commanded by Captain White. Of the gallant advance made by the regiment later in the day he said: My regiment moved forward through the open field at a double-quick to the crest of the ridge, the distance of about 300 yards, under a raking fire from a battery of the enemy which was posted on my left, as