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Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 19: at Bolivar Heights. (search)
side of the hill. Maryland Heights towered grandly on one side, while Loudon sheltered the other side and the front was covered by Bolivar. The position was like a triangle, the sides being the various Heights, while the openings made by the Potomac and the Shenandoah formed the angles. The work of recuperating the Nineteenth commenced at once. It was rumored that the regiment was going home to recruit, but those who still took stock in camp stories were doomed to disappointment, as on Oct. 9 a large number of recruits were received instead. These men had darker coats than the regulation pattern and this caused many of them severe wounds and some their lives later at the Battle of Fredericksburg, the rebels thinking they were officers. After the battle of Antietam Lieut. Col. Devereux secured leave of absence for ten days on account of death in his family, and the command came into the hands of Capt. H. G. O. Weymouth. A number of changes occurred in the regiment in Septe
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
61. Chase, Leonard J., priv., (D), Feb. 10, ‘62; 20; died Oct. 9, ‘62. Chase, Rufus H., corp., (A), July 26, ‘61; 38; discK., sergt., (H), July 26, ‘61; 42; disch. disa. as priv., Oct. 9, ‘62; see Co. K 5th 3 mos. Davis, George, priv., Feb. 17, priv., (K), Aug. 29, ‘61; transf. to 3d N. Y. Cav. Co. B, Oct. 9, ‘61; re-en. Jan. 5, ‘65 as Vet. Vol.; transf. July 25, s. S., corp., (I), July 26, ‘61; 19; M. O. as 1st Lieut., Oct. 9, ‘64. Palmer, Geo. W., priv., band, Aug. 20, ‘61; 23; wouent. Rice, Wm., 1st. sergt., (F), Aug. 26, ‘61; 20; M. O. Oct. 9, ‘64 as 1st lieut.; see 1st regt. M. Vols. Rich, Robert Etemore, Wm. H., priv., (D), Aug. 6, ‘61; 27; disch. disa. Oct. 9, ‘62; see U. S.N. book 25. Whitten, Benj. E., priv., (C) Cornelius F., priv., (D), Aug. 19, ‘61; 18; disch. disa. Oct. 9, ‘62. Williams, Edward, priv., (K), Aug. 8, ‘62; 40; wounos. F., priv., (A), July 26, ‘61; 19; M. O. as 1st Lieut. Oct. 9, ‘64. Wolff, Sedliz, pri