Cdv of Colonel Thomas Cass, 9th Massachusetts Infantry. A predominantly Irish regiment, this unit was soon to be known as "the Fighting Ninth," fighting with distinction in the Army of the Potomac at Hanover Courthouse, Gaines Mill, Savage's Station, White Oak Swamp and Turkey Creek.
At the Battle of Malvern Hill, July, 1,1862 Colonel Cass fell mortally wounded, shot through the face and mouth, dying on July 12. During that week's fighting, the regiment lost a total of 19 officers but captured seven rebel standards."During his funeral, the casket was draped with emblems of mourning and the stars and stripes. His sword, cap, and equipment rested on the casket."
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