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Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 18: the battle of Antietam. (search)
Chapter 18: the battle of Antietam. On the morning of Sept. 17 at 2 A. M. Reveille was sounded and breakfast was at once prepared. Soon after, heavy firing was heard in front and it was known that Hooker was at them with the gallant First and Twelfth Corps. At 7.30 o'clock the regiment fell in and learned that it was going with Sumner's Corp to the support of Hooker and Mansfield. Upon Burnside had been imposed the task of carrying the Stone Bridge opposite Lee's right flank and of intruding his Corps between Lee's right wing and the river. He failed. The work that should have been done at 9 o'clock in the morning was not done until 2.30 o'clock in the afternoon and the fruits of victory were lost. Sumner, in his position at the centre of the line, received orders from Gen. McClellan at 7.20 A. M. to cross the Antietam with his Corps, but instead of crossing at the bridge, went to the right, through a barnyard and past a number of haystacks, then around the hill upon whic
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 19: at Bolivar Heights. (search)
rged from disability, 6; discharged by order, for re-enlistment in the regular service 8, dropped from the rolls, S. O. 162, A. of P., 159. During the month the following had died of wounds received in action; Company B.Private Hallowell R. Dunham, Oct. 2nd. Private Rufus H. Cole, Jr., Oct. 5th. Company E.Private Hugh Connelly, Sept. 29th. Company F.Sergeant James Buchanan, Oct. 1st. Private Charles Tibbetts, of Company C, reported Missing in Action at the battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, had not yet returned. During the history of the regiment up to this time, the colors had twice been triumphantly raised by a private when fallen from the death grasp of a comrade,—at Glendale by Peter O'Rourke, and at Antietam by Edward Z. Bailey, and both were made Sergeants on the spot. Five colors sergeants had been shot down while carrying the flag of the Commonwealth. Condition of the regiment at Bolivar Heights, Va., Oct. 13, 1862. Company A35 Company B28 Company C28 Com
t35 Aggregate,492 Recruits required,527 The regimental return, dated Dec. 31st, 1862, shows the following: Col. E. W. Hinks, absent with leave, wounded Sept. 17. Lieut. Col. Arthur F. Devereux, in command of 3d Brig. 2nd Div. 2nd Corps. Maj. Edmund Rice, absent with leave, severely wounded Sept.17. Adjt. Williamounded Dec. 13. Co. A.Capt. Isaac H. Boyd, promoted to captain to date Nov. 21, vice Russell, discharged. Co. B.Capt. Henry A. Hale, absent, severely wounded Sept. 17. First Lieut. Elisha A. Hinks, in command of company—transferred from Co. E. Second Lieut. Moses Shackley, promoted from Sergt. Co. B to be 2nd Lieut. to dLieut. David T. Chubbuck in command of Company. Co. E.Capt. Andrew Mahoney, absent, severely wounded Dec. 13. 1st Lieut. John P. Reynolds, Jr., absent, wounded Sept. 17, transferred from Co. B. 2nd Lieut. Ephraim A. Hall, Jr., promoted from Sergeant Major to date Oct. 14, vice Crofts, dropped from rolls. Co. F.Capt. James H. R
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
riv., (E), July 25, ‘61; 26; killed in action Sept. 17, ‘62, Antietam. Barry, George, priv., (D), Mrence, priv., (I). Aug. 27, 1861; 39; wounded Sept. 17, ‘62; M. O. Aug. 28, 1864; abs. sick. Casey,s. A., priv., (K), Aug. 13, ‘61; 25; wounded Sept. 17, ‘62; deserted, Sept. 26, ‘62. Haley, Martinel A., priv., (A), July 26, 1861; 32; wounded Sept. 17, ‘62; M. O. Aug. 26, ‘64. Hall, Thomas, privmon D., priv., (G), Aug. 23, ‘61; 23; wounded Sept. 17, ‘62; disch. for w'nds, Dec. 20, ‘62; see Coard W., priv., (C), Aug. 20, ‘61; 33; wounded Sept. 17, ‘62; disch. disa. Mar. 20 ‘63, at Boston, b, ‘62; see Navy. Nolan, Patrick, priv., (K), Sept. 17, ‘61; 23; wounded July 3, ‘63; re-en. Dec. 2John N., priv., (F), Aug. 6, ‘61; 21; wounded Sept. 17, ‘62; disch. disa. June 10, ‘63. Robinson, arnum, priv., (B), July 30, ‘61; 21; deserted Sept. 17, ‘62. Rollins, Josiah L., wag., (G), July 25 (C), Aug. 23, ‘61; 19; wounded June 30, ‘62; Sept. 17, ‘62, July 3, ‘63; transf to V. R.C. Jul