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him down between 2 rifles. He was shot through both legs twice & in the back. Ground very difficult but we got down to the beach at last near the fort (but this had been silenced). 3 miles in 2 hrs. Before reaching beach he was unconscious & we thought he was gone but his heart still weakly throbbed. On the beach however we found he was gone. We carried him into a recess & covered his face up. Lay down after eating a few biscuits & went to sleep. Before doing so met Ingleman my sig. co. corp. We had both thrown our sig. equip away as it was in the road. I dropped mine when

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