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John Bigelow —
born on November 25, 1817,
died on December 19, 1911
John Bigelow was an American lawyer and statesman... (wikipedia)
And, if there was any responsibility in refusing to obey, he was willing to accept it.
The result showed the wisdom of your orders.
Of your own indefatigable labor from early dawn and of your explicit instructions, that the batteries should reserve their ammunition, until the grand charge should commence, for which the enemy were undoubtedly preparing.