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emained remarkably firm. Father Ward and Rev. Mr. McKim spoke to the men in their last moments, exhorting them to put their trust in God. The row of posts range north and south, and at the first on the north was Asa V. Ladd, on his left was George Nichols, next Harvey H. Blackburn, George T. Bunch, Charles W. Minniken and James W. Gates. Ladd and Blackburn sat with perfect calmness, with their eyes fixed on the ground, and did not speak. Nichols gave no sign of emotion at first, but sat withNichols gave no sign of emotion at first, but sat with seeming indifference, scraping the ground with his heel. He asked one of the surgeons if there was any hope of a postponement, and being assured that there was none, he looked more serious, and frequently ejaculated, "Lord, have mercy on my pour soul!" Again he said: "O, to think of the news that will go to father and mother!" After the reading of the sentence by Colonel Heinrich, Minniken expressed a desire to say a few words. He said: "Soldiers, and all of you who hear me, take