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hospital at the Lacey House the pale face of a third, who saved the colors, tattered and soaked in blood, and was desperately wounded in the act. Another song, which I should not omit to name, was one which is a favorite in the army: McClellan is our leader, so march along.
This was given with great gusto, followed by a toast, The health of little Mac, and that received with three times three.
About one half of the officers thus engaged were wounded in the battles on the Peninsula and in Maryland. Three of the colonels had been wounded, one of them having been struck, during the various engagements of the war, eight times.
Fully one third of the party were killed or wounded two days afterward.
The fact that it was the night before a battle — that the men all around me were to participate in it, and that interests of national breadth hung upon the event, indisposed me for sleep ; and for hours I listened to the heavy rumble and deep metallic jar of the artillery trains moving for