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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 41 41 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 17 17 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 9 9 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 8 8 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 6 6 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 5 5 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 3 3 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment 3 3 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 26, 1862., [Electronic resource] 3 3 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 2 Browse Search
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department, availing himself of the fact that one company of the regiment had not, like the rest, been disbanded, made that the basis of a reorganization of the regiment under the same name; and, under authority from the War Department dated Aug. 25, 1862, For this letter of instructions see my Army Life in a Black Regiment, p. 278. made it the pioneer of the whole subsequent series of slave-regiments. Now, General Saxton was a Massachusetts man; so was the colonel whom he put in charge of the regiment (T. W. Higginson); so was the first officer, detailed Aug. 4, 1862, to recruit for the 1st Kansas colored regiment (Capt. R. J. Hinton); so was Maj.-Gen. B. F. Butler, who recruited (Aug. 25, 1862) three regiments of free colored men in New Orleans. These five were the only colored regiments of the year 1862. The first colored regiment recruited by any Eastern State was the 54th Mass. (Feb. 9, 1863), commanded by Col. R. G. Shaw, whose subsequent death and burial among his sold