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In his chapter on Fighting Regiments, Fox* strictly emphasized the combat or battle related deaths sustained by the regiments, so, for instance, when his figure shows, "Total of killed and wounded, 511," he intentionally excluded the 275 noncombat related deaths by disease, in prison, or from accidents and all other causes. The Confederates guarding the shore retired to the Suple's Hill earthwork without opposing the Federals. It confronted human bondage without any direct demands or intended violence; yet, its efforts played a prominent role in the destruction of the institution of slavery.