Bygones of Monroe:
In Memory Of Lieutenant Duffield
The following order has been promulgated in the 17th regiment. Lieut. Duffield, died of wounds received at Antietam:
Headquarters 17th Michigan Infantry,
Pleasant Valley, Oct. 22nd, 1862,
General Order No. 22
Having learned with sorrow that our beloved companion in arms, Lieut. Wm. M. Duffield of Co. C. is dead, we deem it our duty to express our sincere regret for his untimely loss. Knowing as we do his noble and soldierly qualities, his warm and generous nature, how sad the realization is to all.
That his death was caused by wounds received on the battle field where he was doing his duty in a just and noble cause, where all heroes prefer to fall, is the only consolation left to his brothers in arms. We hope and believe his spirit has ascended to the good God who gave it, and where we may hope to meet him in love and peace.
As a testimonial of grief and respect it is directed that the officers of the Regiment wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
C. LUCE, Lt. Col.,
Commanding the Regiment
John Tyler, Acting Adjutant
(Monroe Commercial, November 13, 1862, Page 3, Column 1)