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History of the Second Massachusetts Regiment of Infantry: Beverly Ford.

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Author: Daniel Oakey
Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,859 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.7
LoC Category: UD
Downloads: 1,427
Added to site: 2007.09.13
mnybks.net#: 18210
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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ith that rank fell at Gettysburg, at the head of a brigade of cavalry which he had commanded but a few days. Another aide was the brilliant Custer, then a lieutenant, whose career and lamented death there is no need to recall. Another was Lieutenant R. S. McKenzie, of the engineers, now General McKenzie of well-won fame, the youngest colonel of the regular army; and still another was Ulric Dahlgren. General Pleasanton had certainly no lack of intelligence, dash, and hard-riding to rely on in those about him.

The infantry had now cleared the woods of the enemy's troopers, who were deceived as to the number of our rifles, and showed no inclination to expose men and horses to the deadly fire of experienced infantry skirmishers.

The old, time-honored Second Dragoons, the Fifth Regulars, and that crack young regiment, the Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry (forming what was known as the "Reserve Brigade"), were massing on the southern bank of the river. The sharp report of infantry rifles, the rising smoke,

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