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The Daily Dispatch: November 3, 1862., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore), Who raised the flag at Yorktown? (search)
ag, and was within ten feet of the concealed shell, which exploded and wounded seven of our men. The honor of first planting the American flag at Yorktown is not the only glory of which letter-writers would deprive old Massachusetts. All the exploits of the sharp-shooters, have been almost universally attributed to Berdan's regiment. This is both unjust and untrue, for by far more execution and real work has been done by the two Massachusetts companies, the Andrew sharp-shooters, Capt. Jacob Saunders, and the second company sharp-shooters, Twenty-second regiment, Capt. Wentworth, than by the whole of Berdan's regiment. I do not wish to be understood as detracting in the least from that regiment; but I do say, that our Massachusetts companies have the best rifles, weighing from twenty-five to fifty pounds each, and have done the most work. We only wish that we should have credit where credit is due, and that our companies should not be confounded with the Berdans. Permit me, b
orth rather than else where. A letter to the Philadelphia Inquirersays: It seems that Jacob Saunders, a colored servant of Colonel Hiddir, got aboard the cars for Philadelphia, and was instructascertained to be Do whey, entered and addressing the negro, said,"Get out of this, you--nigger Saunders answered that he was placed there by the conductor, and would not get out unless so offered by ere, as he would not ride in company with a negro, and threatened violence if he did not move. Saunders refused to move. Downey insisted. when the negro peined to his master's sword, which he carrid told Downey that he was prepared to defend himself; whereupon Downey drew a knife and stabbed Saunders in the threat, the blood gushing freely. By that time a crowed had attracted by the noise.was arrested and taken before Alderman Kline, where, I believe, the above facts were elicited. Saunders was taken to the residence of a physician, where he lies in a critical condition, his life bein