History Of The "Old High School" 1828-1840
by Charles Wells Chapin

at Washington. General Dwight remained in the army for some months after the war. He died at Boston, Mass., April 21, 1888, in the 57th year of his age.

    WILDER DWIGHT. — Born in Springfield, Mass., April 23, 1883. He passed six months at the private military school of Mr. Kinsley at West Point; entered Harvard College in 1849, graduating in 1853. On leaving college he entered law school at Cambridge. In 1855 he went abroad and passed over a year in foreign travel. On his return home to Boston he entered the office of the Hon. Caleb Cushing, attorney-general of the United States. He practiced as an attorney in Boston from 1857 to 1861. During the late war he was appointed major of the Second Regiment of Massachusetts Infantry May 24, 1861, which position he held until June, 1862, when he was promoted by Governor Andrew to be its lieutenant-colonel. In the retreat of General Banks, through the Shenandoah Valley, he was taken prisoner at Winchester, Va., May 25, 1862, but was paroled June 2d. He was mortally wounded at Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862, and died two days afterwards of his wounds, near the field of battle, Sept. 19, 1862, in the 30th year of his age. As he lay wounded and alone upon the field between the two armies he wrote to his mother these words: —

    "I am wounded so as to be helpless. Good-by, if so it must be. I think I die in victory. God defend our country. I trust in God, and love you all to the last. Dearest love to father and all my dear brothers. Our troops have left the part of the field where I lie.

"Mother, yours,

    HOWARD DWIGHT. — A graduate of Harvard College in 1857. He was captain and assistant adjutant-general U.S. Army in the war of the Rebellion. In the campaign against Port Hudson, he was surprised and killed by

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