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Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 16: the march down the Peninsula. (search)
worried at what he was pleased to consider delay, on account of Pope's movement at the head of the newly formed Army of Virginia which needed the co-operation of McClellan's army, and the latter insisted that no earthly power could do better with the inadequate transportation at this command, which he requested should be increased. The Second Army Corps of Sumner was the last to leave the Peninsula. The rest of two days had done much toward recuperating the men, and on Monday morning, August 25, the Third Brigade embarked on the transport Atlantic and were taken to Aquia Creek, stopping a few hours at Fortress Monroe, where the men had an opportunity to inspect the big guns. The trip on the transport was a lively one. There were 100 officers in the cabin and 2000 men wherever they could find place to stand. The three days rations which the men were supposed to have, gave out, and the hard tack and pork was stored at the bottom of the brigade wagon. The men were clamorous fo
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 40: prison experiences. (search)
en moving about like so many maggots, with nothing to do but to look around. Received rations of mush, salt and ham fat. July 16th. Rations of mush, meal and molasses. July 17th. Rations,—a pint of mush and molasses for all day. July 18th. Rations,—nothing,—not a mouthful. Oh, for a good home meal. July 22nd. In the morning a ration of mush was brought in but it was poor and, hungry as I was, I could not swallow it. Aug. 5th. Rations—a pint of boiled rice and meat. Aug. 25th. Rations changed today Bread, a small piece of ham fat less than a pint of raw, buggy beans and a small piece of raw, fresh beef. For wood to cook with we had two pine branches to be divided between 90 men. Aug. 26th. Rations—bread, ham fat and rice. About all we think of is rations. Aug. 28th. James Ridlon, of Co. E, died today. Aug. 30th. Henry Bowler, of Lynn, died today. Sept. 7th. The Rebs commenced to take out the prisoners by detachments today, they say to exch
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
. of leave. Chandler, Frederick, corp., (G),Aug. 25, ‘61; 19; wounded Sept. 17, ‘62; disch. disa0, ‘65; sub. Newell White; abs. missing since Aug. 25, ‘64. Dolun, Wilhelm, priv., (E), Dec. 21, ‘, priv., (D), Jan. 28, ‘62; 31; disch. disa. Aug. 25, ‘62 at Newport News, Va. Freiden, John, priv22; no service. Hale, Benj. F., priv., (C), Aug. 25, ‘61; 22; re-en. Dec. 21, ‘63; M. O. June 30 D. Parker; deserted Aug. 20, ‘64; was capt'd Aug. 25, ‘64, paroled Oct. 8, ‘64; reported at camp ppriv., (D), May 13, ‘64; 38; killed in action Aug. 25, ‘64, Deep Bottom, Va. Ingersoll, Hinman E., May 25, ‘64; 36; sub. W. T. Hanchitt; capt'd. Aug. 25, ‘64, Ream's Station; not heard from since. 1; sub. G. W. Stearns; captured Reams Station Aug. 25, ‘64; reported at—Aug. 9, ‘64; furloughed Oct June 30, 1865. McParland, Hugh, priv., (F), Aug. 25, ‘61; 25; wounded July 3, ‘63; re-en. Dec. 2, Washington, D. C. Wiley, Moses, priv., (C), Aug. 25, ‘61; 26