Wednesday, December 19, 2012

They Fell Dead,

Here is a list of soldiers from borth sides who fell in battle this page gives notice on how the fell in battle.

8th., Illinois Infantry.

Joseph G. Howell, acting adjutant, fell dead in the latter part of the battle, after rendering me efficient aid, bearing an order from Colonel Oglesby to myself. He was a noble and gallant officer.

Tennessee Fourteenth.

Major J. G. Thurmand, fell dead, shot through the head, leading his regiment, the gallant Fourteenth Tennessee Cavalry. He is dead. His deeds place him in the ranks of that honored few whom we delight to recognize as the bravest of the brave.

Texas, second

William T. Spence, of Company B, and Privates E. Bagg charging their guns within 5 paces of the muzzles of the assailants, hurled them back headlong in to the ditch outside. The repulse was decisive. Bagwell fell dead on the platform; Spence fell by his side, shot through the brain. He lingered a few days. 

34th, Pennsylvania infantry.

H. Barnes, first lieutenant of Company I, fell, dead, nobly discharging his duty.

13th., Michigan V. V. I.

During the engagement of this day I lost many valuable officers and men. In the attack on the enemy on of my best and most, gallant regimental commanders fell dead as he advanced to the enemy's works. It was Major Williard G. Eaton, Thirteenth Michigan Volunteer InfantryVeteran . His country and friends will long mourn his death, for he was brave, good man, loved by all who knew him.

5th., New Hampshire.

Where all have done bravely, distinctions are impossible as well as unjust, yet I cannot close without paying tribute to the lofty courage and cool daring of Lieutenant Warren Ryder, who fell dead while gallantly leading his men within fifteen feet of the enemy's works.

New York.

Sergt. Richard Gosson, Company K, Forty-seventh New York, fell dead while planting the colors of his regiment on the enemy's works. He is recommended to the Secretary of War for a medal, to be sent to his family.

7th. Texas infantry.

First Lieutenant J. M. Craig fell dead while gallantly leading his company in the second charge.

74th., Ohio infantry.

Lieutenant John Scott, Company B, who fell dead at the head of his company and close on the enemy's works. In his death the regiment has lost a most fitting example as a true Christian and brave soldier.

3rd., U. S. Artillary.

I would here call the attention of the commanding general to the behavior of Corpl. A. Barnard, who, after gallantly fighting his piece, fell dead while endeavoring to get it away.

U. S. Navy.

With sorrow he records the death of the noble sailor and gallant patriot, Lieutenant Commander C. W. Flusser, U. S. Navy, who in the heat of battle fell dead on the deck of his ship, with the lanyard of his gun in his hand.

48th., Virginia infantry.

Captains [J. M.] Vermillion and [C. W. S.] Harris both fell, dead, while bravely urging their men onward in the struggle.

A Virginia Battery.

. I lost at the first position one of my best gunners(Corpl. William P. Ray). He was killed while in the act of sighting his guns. He never spoke after receiving the shot, walked a few steps from his piece, and fell dead.

Louisiana Battery.

Cannoneer [Claudius] Linossier fell, dead, pierced to the heart by a piece of shell.

18th., Tennessee.

Color-Sergt. George K. Lowe, fell dead upon the field, nobly discharging kis whole duty

19th., Ohio.

Lieutenant Daniel Donovan, commanding Company B, fell, dead, in front of his company while gallantly leading a charge.

38th., Illinois infantry.

Capt. James P. Mead, Thirty-eighth Illinois Volunteers, fell, shot there times, while fighting the enemy with his revolver after his regiment had retired. Lieut. John L. Dillon, Thirty-eight Illinois Volunteers, commanding Company E, fought with a musket until he was shot once, when he drew his sword and cheered on his men till he fell dead.

102nd., New York infantry.

Captain M. Eugene Cornell, of Company D of this regiment, fell, dead, at the front of his command while bringing them into line, being shot through the head.

FIRST Regiment, FIRST Brigadier, SIXTH P. A. C.

Captain Ephraim G. Brewster, Company C, fell dead on the field of battle while fighting bravely.

7th. Arkansas infantry.

John M. Dean, our brave commander, fell dead, shot by a Minie ball through the neck while gallantly leading us to the charge. He died as a brave man and soldier would wish, "with his feet to the foe and his face toward heaven."

C. S. Army.

I regret to say that young John Campbell, which acting as my aide-de-camp, fell dead, his entire head having been carried away by a cannon shot. He was a noble, boy, and strongly showed the embryo qualities of a brilliant and useful soldier.

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