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Page 9 Chapter LXV. OPERATIONS ON MORRIS ISLAND, S. C.

morning of July 18 until July 19, and did good service by keeping the enemy's cannoneers from their guns. Second Lieutenant Rudolph Kost, Company H, with the second platoon of his company, defended his position on the parapet until compelled to surrender for want of ammunition. Captain Frederick B. Osborn, Company K, at one time rescued the State colors from the hands of a rebel and brought them from the field. Color-Bearer Sergt. Gustave De Bonge, Company C, while carrying the regimental State colors on the parapet, was shot through the forehead and instantly killed. Lance Corpls. Luzerne Baldwin and Albert M. Scott, Company E, distinguisthed themselves by their coolness and bravery in supporting the colors and by encouraging the men to keep in position and order. Private William Milner, Company F, was killed while carrying the colors on the parapet, after the color-bearer (De Bonge) had been killed. Sergt. John P. Connell, Company G, was noticed for his courage and good conduct. Corpl. James Cummings, Company G, who was wounded in the leg, removed the tourniquet which had been placed upon it and applied it to another man who was more seriously wounded. Private Bernand Haffy, of the same company, deserves especial mention. When he saw his colonel (Chatfield) lie down wounded, he placed himself by his side to protect him from the fire of the enemy. Special credit is due Sergt. Christioan Handel, Company H, for bringing wounded men from the front of the fort after the order to retire had been given. Many others besides those mentioned are undoubtedly as worthy of notice, but their special acts were not noticed by those officers now in the regiment who were present at the assault. No act of cowardice or want of courage was noticed in either officers or men during the engagement.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

REDFIELD DURYEE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.

Brigadier General T. SEYMOUR,

Morris Island, S. C

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Report of Capt Sylver H. Gray, Seventh Connecticut Infantry, of second assault of Battery Wagner, July 18.


HDQRS. SEVENTH REGIMENT CONNECTICUT VOLUNTEERS,
Saint Helena Island, S. C., November 24, 1863.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report the part taken by the battalion, Seventh Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, in the engagement with the enemy on Morris Island, S. c., on the 18th of July, 1863:

Thirty men, under command of Captain S. H. Gray, served a battery near Battery Hays containing two 30-pounder Parrott rifles. The balance of the command was doing provost guard duty. I cannot too highly compliment Sergeant Young, I Company, and Corporal Brown, Company K, for the gallant and effective manner which each served his piece.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

SYLVESTER H. GRAY,

Captain, Seventh Connecticut Volunteers, Commanding Battalion.

Brigadier-General SEYMOUR.

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