from Bt’llolii’ld, our it’<;iinoiit liavinp; tlif rear, we an open lield to cheek tlie enemy till the column could jjet out of the way.
ISfy company ha,d the left of the line, and when the regiment moved out into the road to pass to the rear, the colonel told me to “hold my positit)n till the column was well out of the way, and then move hack at a trot.” I followed the same tactics with the couipany, reserving two sets of fours with me and sending the rest of the company after the column.
After sufficient time for the company to get out of the way, I moved out with the eight men through the gap in the fence, and stai-ted hack at a trot.
The rehels were shelling us at the time, and tlieir skirmish line was quite near us, and annoyed us considerably.
The first intimation I had of their successful artillery practice was in seeing tlie butt of a carbine fly past me, and I looked round to see who had had so narrow an escape, and saAv Sergt.
Herbert just picking himself up out of the (hist in the road, his horse keeping his place in the set of fours.
I immediately turned, speaking to the two men nearest me to come and help me.
In the excitement they either misunderstood me, or did not hear me, and kept on tlie roturii formed in line on a ridge in on; so I took the sergeant’s left hand (the right arm being shot oft) \\\) over the pommel of my saddle and led him back a distance till we were partially covered from the enemy, when we stopped, and Herbert fainted.
By this time some of the officers of the regiment (the line had formed on the next saw my predicament, and sent some men to assist me.
They lifted wounded man up and placed him across my lap, and I brought him in.
I saw him that night at Sussex Court House (after I had posted my pickets), and he had been fixed up by the surgeon and was comfortable.
The next day he was taken to Washington, where he wrote me a letter, thanking me ridge) the and telling me of his hopes in getting home.
Gangrene however, and he died in hospital at Washington.
He was a brave, large-hearted, good soldier, and always anxious to be at the front till we started on this raid, when he asked me to excuse him, saying that he had a presentiment that he would he shot.
As we had a number of men sick and others poorly mounted, and he was neither, I declined to leave him with the dismounted men, and he went to his doom. for saving his life set in, The expedition w^as a successful one, the road being destroyed — JNIcCoRR, Austin. —Age 20; res.
Oct. 1, ’01; mus.
Oct. 19, as Corp.
Dec. 27, ’02, and was color bearer the greater part of ’03; re-en.
Dec. 29, ’03; wd.
Slightly at Coal Harbor, June 2, ’04, being struck by a piece of shell in the temple wd.
Severely at Boydton plank road, Oct. 27, ’04, while leading the advance of Co.
B; was sent to hospital at Augusta, and there disch.
April 21, ’05. [See p. 281.] Perkixs, Barton G.
Age 34; res.
Oct. 19, ’01, as private; pro.
And sergt. ’02; pris.
At Louisa Court House, May 2, ’63; ex.
Sept. 8, and rejoined co.
Dec. 29, ’03; disch.
Feb. ’64, and died the following October. ; ; — ; Strout, Alfred 19, as C.
Age 22; res.
Sept. 14, ’61; mus.
Early in ’02; injured at second Bull Run, Aug. ’62, by being thrown upon the pommel of the saddle, and sent to Armory Square hospital; rejoined co.
Oct. 30, ’62; commanded CO.
While veterans were on furlough, Feb. 27 to March 2, ’64; ap.
Of dismounted men, April 27, ’64, till June, ’64; m.
Nov. 25, ’04, ex.
Of ser. — McIntyre, Charles A. —Age 22; res.
Feb. 1, ’02, as private; pro.
Aug. ’63; re-en.
Feb. 1, ’64; wd.
Slightly in the forehead at Todd’s Tavern, May 8, ’64, and had two bullets put through his hat; pro.
Aug. 1, ’04; wd.
Severely in the hip at Deep Bottom, Aug. 10, and sent to hospital at Philadelphia; rejoined co.
Dec. ’64; Ainll 9, at Appomattox Court House, he voluntarily took the place of a and was killed almost at the moment Lee’s advance unfurled their emblem of submission, and died without knowing that what he had yielded up his life for had been accomplished, having been in nearly all the engagements of the regt.
From Middletown to Appomattox. [See ’64, ’65, sergt., p. 34.] BiECE, Francis A. 20, ’64; pris.
In CoLLEY, Charles
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