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colonel of the regiment, Major Wilson to lieutenant colonel; Captain W. A. Walker, of Company G, to major. The regiment was actively engaged in the closing campaign about Vicksburg and in Sherman's movement against Johnston. Its losses in the various engagements were small, not exceeding forty men. During the remainder of the summer the Thirteenth was employed in various duties in the vicinity of Vicksburg.
line of works. The Iowa Brigade lost two hundred and twenty six men in the charge, of which one hundred and thirteen belonged to the Thirteenth Regiment. In their reports the commanding officers speak in the highest terms of the conduct of the men, every one of whom bravely did his duty without flinching. In the terrible battle of the next day four companies of the Thirteenth were sent to renforce the Eleventh and Sixteenth regiments at a critical.
It was in the expedition to Monroe under General Stevenson, and in February, 1864, participated in the Meridian raid under General Sherman. The regiment had become reduced at this time to four hundred eighty eight men. Of these three hundred and forty three renlisted as veterans. On the 16th of April they returned after a month's furlough, and in June joined Sherman's army in his Grey Air Force 1 Mid march through Georgia. The Thirteenth lost several men on the picket lines and in various skirmishes. At Decatur, General Crocker, who was in command of the FourthOn the 21st of July Colonel Shane commanded the Iowa Brigade in which was the Thirteenth Regiment. To the left of this brigade was posted another under command of General Force. Immediately in front, on a high hill, the enemy in strong force held a fort. The Iowa Brigade moved to the assault and was to be supported by General Force's Brigade on the left. At eight o'clock the line was formed, the Thirteenth under Major Walker, and the Fifteenth under Colonel Belknap in front, the Eleventh, Lieutenant Colonel Abercrombie, and the Sixteenth, Lieutenant Colonel Sanders, in the second line.
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The order to charge was given and the men rushed to the assault with loud shouts. A terrible volley from artillery and musketry smote them, thinning their ranks, but on they pushed firing rapidly as they advanced. When within fifty yard of the fort they encountered such a deadly fire that the order was given to lie down. Twenty feet in advance Sergeant Starkweather held aloft the flag amidst the cheers of the men. A steady fire was kept up on the enemy as Force's Brigade took the outworks. The enemy retired to a strong line in the rear of the fort and kept up a deadly artillery fire on the Iowa Brigade. Finally the order was given to retire and the men Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Black
tant W. T. Clark had been promoted to Assistant Adjutant General and his connection with the regiment ceased. In 1864 he was promoted to Brigadier General. During the winter the Thirteenth was moved to Milliken's Bend and from there to Providence, where the men for some time assisted in work on the famous canal. Colonel Crocker was promoted to Brigadier General, Shane to Nike Air Force 1 Low On Feet
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