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their whole duty, and in a manner highly creditable to every officer and man engaged in the fight. An examination of their positions shows that no troops could have behaved more gallantly."

Featherston’s brigade was not actively engaged, but lay in line of battle four of those December days and nights in an open field, without shelter and without fire.