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Browsing named entities in Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative. You can also browse the collection for December 11th, 1862 AD or search for December 11th, 1862 AD in all documents.

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ss. Infantry, Col. S. H. Leonard. Sixth Army Corps. Artillery, 1st Mass. Light Battery (A), Capt. W. H. McCartney. Third Division.—2d Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Charles Devens, Jr., of Massachusetts; 7th Mass. Infantry, Lieut.-Col. F. P. Harlow; 10th Mass. Infantry, Col. H. L. Eustis; 37th Mass. Infantry, Col. Oliver Edwards. The first conspicuous service rendered by Massachusetts troops in the attack on Fredericksburg was in crossing the river in boats in face of a severe fire on Dec. 11, 1862. Bridges were being laid across the river, a work so impeded by Confederate sharpshooters that in the afternoon volunteers were called for by Col. N. J. Hall to cross in boats and dislodge the enemy. Three regiments of Colonel Hall's brigade volunteered, the 7th Michigan and the 19th and 20th Mass. In the words of Maj.-Gen. O. O. Howard, commanding the division, The 7th Michigan passed over not far from 3 P. M. The 19th Mass. followed immediately at about 3.30 P. M., it having been nec