Inscriptions
 

Underneath on the back. Inscribed in 1897 were the names of the other five officers killed in battle. Of these, only Russel and Simpkins died at Fort Wagner:
CABOT JACKSON RUSSEL / CAPTAIN / WILLIAM HARRIS SIMPKINS / CAPTAIN / EDWARD LEWIS STEVENS / 1ST LIEUTENANT / DAVID REID / 1ST LIEUTENANT / FREDERICK HEDGE WEBSTER / 2ND LIEUTENANT

Under these names is an extract from the address given by Governor Andrew on the departure of the regiment:
I KNOW NOT MR COMMANDER WHERE / IN ALL HUMAN HISTORY TO ANY / GIVEN THOUSAND MEN IN ARMS THERE / HAS BEEN COMMITTED A WORK AT / ONCE SO PROUD SO PRECIOUS SO FULL OF / HOPE AND GLORY AS THE / WORK COMMITTED TO YOU

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