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in that battle in front as we were charging the enemy. After he fell, I thought probably he had stubbed his toe and fell, and shouted to him as I stepped over his body as we passed along, 'Come, Randall, get up!' and on we went and there lay Randall, as I ascertained later, unconscious, almost dead on the ground behind us.' "
JAMES L. ROGERS.
Enlisted July 9, 1864, Co. D, Forty-second Regiment, Mass. Vol., Capt. Samuel Waterman. Discharged Nov. 11, 1864.
Mr. Rogers enlisted first in 1861, and drilled with his company, but being a minor, his father objected to his going, and the latter obtained the consent of the captain to his withdrawal.
Mr. Rogers in the last enlistment went with his regiment to Alexandria, serving four months in the army. He was on guard duty most of the time around the vicinity of Washington and Alexandria. During his duties there they arrested a "bounty jumper." He had been guilty of jumping the bounty a dozen times or more. He was court-martialed, proven guilty and sentenced to be shot. The company was placed in line in a sort of hollow square, and a half dozen men were detailed to march in front for the execution.
The deserter was handcuffed and placed by the side of his coffin and marched around the hollow square in view of the company, and when arrived at the spot for execution, he was seated on his coffin in a position that when
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