ed colors at Gettysburg, the original of which is on file at the State House, Boston, Mass.
Gettysburg, Pa., July 4TH, 1863.
Received of Col. A. F. Devereux,
Battle flags of the
57th Va. Infy.
53rd Va. Infy.
14th Va. Infy. and one with the number of the regiment torn out, supposed to be the 19th Va. Infy., all captured by the 19th Mass. Vols. in battle, July 3rd 1863. Norman J. Hall, Col. Commanding Brigade.
During this engagement First Lieutenant Herman Donath, of Roxbury, a very valuable and promising young officer, was instantly killed and the following officers wounded: Lieut. Col. Ansel D. Wass; Maj. Edmund Rice, Capt. Wm. L. Palmer, Capt. James G. C. Dodge, First Lieut. David T. Chubbuck, Second Lieut. John J. Ferris and Second Lieut. Joseph W. Snellen.
The total loss of the Nineteenth Massachusetts regiment in the battles of Gettysburg was—officers, killed, 2; wounded, 9; enlisted men, killed 7; wounded 51; missing, 8 (about 50%). The regiment went