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oners of war, were butchered with savage barbarity. Dennison Wallis was taken prisoner. The British soldiers were so much enraged by the severe treatment they were receiving from our marksmen, that the officers could not prevent them from killing the prisoners. Finding that this must be his fate, Wallis attempted to make his escape; the enemy fired upon him, and he received twelve wounds; he fell as he was leaping a wall, and they supposing him dead left him. Nathan Putnam, a brother of Perley, who was killed, was severely wounded in the shoulder. He, as well as Henry Putnam of Medford [see Genealogies], who was killed on the same memorable day, were relations of Gen. Israel Putnam, so celebrated for his courage and for his services in the French, Indian and Revolutionary Wars. Gen. Putnam was a native of Danvers. Daland and Southwick left families. The ages of those who were killed belonging to Danvers, follow:—Samuel Cook, 33 years; Benjamin Daland, 25 years; George Southw