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his kindred, watched over but by the eye of Him who has received his martyr spirit to spheres of nobler endeavor,—there he sleeps.
Charles James Mills.
Second Lieutenant 2d Mass. Vols. (Infantry), August 14, 1862; first Lieutenant, August 17, 1862; first Lieutenant 56th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), August 22, 1863; Captain July 7, 1864; Captain and A. A. G. (U. S. Vols.), July 25, 1864; Brevet Major, January, 1865; killed at Hatcher's Run, Va., March 31, 1865.
Charles James Mills was bo but a branch of the sciatic nerve had been injured.
It was becoming evident that he was lamed for life, though it is doubtful if he ever fully admitted the fact.
His commission as First Lieutenant in the Second Massachusetts, bearing date August 17, 1862, had been issued; but in April, 1863, the War Department sent him an honorable discharge for disability, in pursuance of the policy then adopted towards officers severely wounded.
In May, 1863, he accepted an appointment as Secretary of a