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The following article is transcribed from the New York Times dated September 21, 1862:


          I cannot refrain, at this time, from noticing several incidents of the battle -- several of which came under my own immediate observation. FIFTH NEW-HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT. This regiment merits special notice. Its Colonel -- CROSS -- was formerly an officer in the regular army, and takes a deep interest not only in his own command, but in reference to the conduct of the campaign. He occupied the advance in Gen. SUMNER's corps until the battle of Antietam, and distinguished himself in that engagement by being present and encouraging his men at all points. During the action he was wounded, but refused to leave the field, and at night occupied the advance line, in front of the enemy. This regiment captured the fourth North Carolina State colors. A DARING ACT. While the battle was at its height on the left, the Fourth Alabama Regiment stuck their battle-flag in the ground a little in advance, as a dare for anyone to attempt the capture of it. Lieut. GREIG, of the Sixty-first New-York, rushed forward and captured it. He was shot in the neck, but held onto the flag and returned with it to his company. MAX WEBER's Brigade, in FRENCH's Division, bore its part in the severe musketry contest of Wednesday last, excepting one regiment, the Fifth Maryland, which, it is alleged, was taken from the field while the result of the battle hung in the balance, by its own officers. It is stated, also, that the One Hundred and Second Pennsylvania Regiment did the same things. THE NINTH NEW-YORK VOLUNTEERS. One of the most conspicuous duly regiments in the service is the Ninth New-York, otherwise known as HAWEINS' Zouaves, now commanded by Lieut.-Col. KIMBALL, Col. BLATKINS having been placed in commandof a brigade. This regiment was one of the first -- as its numerical designation indicates -- to volunteer for the war. It was stationed first at Newport's News, and was subsequently placed in Gen. BURNSIDE's Division, and has always one been of the reliable regiments of that command -- always ready for active and the most dangerous service at a moment's notice. It has participated in all the battles which have given lustre to the name of BURNSIDE, in North Carolina and in the recent battles under Gen. MCCLELLAN, on Sunday and Wednesday last. It formed the advance of Gen. BURNSIDE's command which went to the relief of Frederick City, and shared with the General the attentions of the people of that unconditional loyal people. The afternoon after it arrived in this city, the Ninth was ordered out toward the front on escort duty, and did not return until 10 o'clock P.M. During that night a fire broke out in the Frederick City jail, when Companies B, G and K -- mostly composed of New-York firemen -- were ordered out to suppress the fire, and through their agency a vast amount of property was saved from destruction. At 4 o'clock the following morning the Zouaves were ready to obey the order to advance to the front, which they did with alacrity. As the regiment, 750 strong, marched through the principal street of Frederick City the day before, its military bearing was the theme of all observers, and the regiment was most cordially cheered. Its motto is, "Always Ready for Duty." THE SIXTY-THIRD NEW-YORK. This regiment, always conspicuous for deeds of daring in battle, was particularly so in the battle of Antietam. The colors were shot down sixteen times, and on each occasion a man was ready to spring forward and place the colors in front. Fifteen of these gallant men were more or less severely wounded. In Company G of this regiment, all of the commissioned and all of the non-commissioned officers, except two corporals, were either killed or wounded. When Lieut. GEO. LYNCH fell, mortally wounded, he handed to Capt. CARDEN all of his effects -- watch, ring, pocket-book, sword, &c., and requested him to deliver them to his family. As Capt. C, was leaning over Lieut. LYSON, one of his shoulder-straps was shot off, but without injuring his person. The Sixty-third is one of the regiments composing Gen. MEAGHER's Irish Brigade. The regiments of this brigade are as follows: Eighty-eighth and Sixty-third New-York, Twenty-ninth Massachusetts, and Sixty-ninth New-York. It advanced into action under a terrible fire from rebels concealed behind a fence. They drove them from this position and leveled the fence, under the orders of Gen. MEAGHER. When this had been done, JOHN HARTIGAN, a member of Company H, Sixty-third Regiment, and only sixteen years old, went some distance in advance of the regiment with the colors, and waved them defiantly in the face of the enemy. The whole brigade gave a cheer that was heard along the lines for a mile, when it advanced up the rising ground, and drove the rebels from a strong position. Company H was commanded by Lieut. JOHN H. GLEESON, formerly of the Irish Papal Brigade in Italy. Of the eleven commissioned officers taken into field by the Sixty-third, seven were killed or wounded. Color-bearer HARTIGAN seems to have a charmed life, for he did not receive a scratch. HE DIED AT THE POST OF DUTY. First Lieut. WM.H. VAN DYKE, of Co. F, Eighty-First Pennsylvania, acting Adjutant, was wounded in one arm, and called upon Sergt. PHILLIPS to help him. As PHILLIPS approached, VAN DYKE said: "See if my arm is broken, PHILLIPS! (examining it himself.) It is not, and I am going back." Just as he was about to return to duty, a shot struck him in the bowels, which proved fatal. A BOLD ACT. Corporal WM. ROACH, of Co. K, 81st Pennsylvania, shot a Color-Sergeant, ran forward of the Company, took his cap, and, placing it upon the end of his bayonet, twirled it about, cried out to his companions: "That is the way to do it," but the member of another company in the meantime had seized the colors and carried them off in triumph. This act was done under a heavy fire of masketry, in as cool a manner had been on parade. Company K had 7 wounded but none killed. THE ENEMY DEFIED IN DEATH. JOSEPH MATHEWS, Company D, One Hundred and Thirtieth Pennsylvania Regiment, (new) distinguished himself by advancing from his company, on the left of FRENCH's Division, when the heavy infantry contest occurred, and firing a number of times. He was shot through neck and about the same time through his heart. He fell at least four paces in front of the line, and, though unable to speak, after he had fallen, he waved his cap at the enemy in a delight manner. AN INCIDENT. While the right was engaged Wednesday morning a member of the Pennsylvania Reserves, attached to RICKETT's command, was wounded, and while being carried from the field by four companions, a shell killed the wounded man and wounded three of the men who were removing him from the field.

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