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Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry 6 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 3 3 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The colored troops at Petersburg. (search)
s, organized as follows: Brigadier-General Edward Ferrero, commanding division. First Brigade, Colonel Joshua K. Sigfried (of the 48th Penn.): 27th U. S. colored troops, Lieutenant-Colonel Charles J. Wright; 30th U. S. Colored troops, Colonel Delevan Bates; 39th U. S. colored troops, Colonel Ozora P. Stearns; 43d U. S. colored troops, Lieutenant-Colonel H. Seymour Hall. Second Brigade, Colonel Henry Goddard Thomas, 19th U. S. colored troops: 19th U. S. colored troops, Lieutenant-Colonel Joso much praise cannot be awarded to the bravery of officers and men; the former fearlessly led, while the latter as fearlessly followed, through a fire hot enough to cause the best troops to falter. But few of the field-officers escaped. Colonel Delevan Bates fell, shot in the face. Major Leeke stood, urging the men on, with the blood gushing from his mouth. Captain Wright of the 43d Regiment himself captured a Confederate stand of colors and five prisoners, and brought them in. Lieutenant-C
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Petersburg and Richmond: December 31st, 1864. (search)
; 16th N. Y., Capt. Richard H. Lee; 17th N. Y., Lieut. Hiram D. Smith; A, 1st Pa., Capt. William Stitt; F, 1st R. I., Lieut. Robert B. Smith; L, 4th U. S., Lieut. Richard Wilson; A, 5th U. S., Lieut. Charles P. Muhlenberg; F, 5th U. S., Lieut. Leonard Martin. twenty-Fifth Army Corps, All the infantry were colored troops. Maj.-Gen. Godfrey Weitzel. Provost Guard: E and H, 4th Mass. Cav., Maj. Atherton H. Stevens, Jr. first division, Brig.-Gen. Charles J. Paine. First Brigade, Col. Delevan Bates: 1st U. S., Lieut.-Col. Giles H. Rich; 27th U. S., Col. Albert M. Blackman; 30th U. S., Col. Hiram A. Oakman. Second Brigade, Col. John W. Ames: 4th U. S., Lieut.-Col. George Rogers; 6th U. S., Lieut.-Col. Clark E. Royce; 39th U. S., Col. Ozora P. Stearns. Third Brigade, Col. Elias Wright: 5th U. S., Col. Giles W. Shurtleff; 10th U. S., Lieut.-Col. Edward H. Powell; 37th U. S., Col. Nathan Goff, Jr.; 107th U. S., Lieut.-Col. David M. Sells. Second division, Brig.-Gen. William Birney
Delevan Bates Bvt. Brigadier GeneralDec. 3, 1864, to Dec. 31, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Twenty-Fifth Army Corps, Army of the James Bvt. Brigadier GeneralDec. 31, 1864, to Jan. 6, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3d Division, Twenty-Fifth Army Corps, Army of the James Bvt. Brigadier GeneralJan. 6, 1865, to March 27, 1865 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 2d Division, 24th Corps, Terry's Provisional Corps, Department of North Carolina. Col. 30th U. S. Colored TroopsOct., 1864, to Nov. 26, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3d Division, Ninth Army Corps, Army of the Potom
men to be mustered into the service and entitled to pay from the date of their commission. The other transfers from the 121st to the colored troops were: Delevan Bates to the 30th Regiment. This regiment under the command of Colonel Bates distinguished itself at the Battle of the Crater in front of Petersburg and Comrade BatColonel Bates distinguished itself at the Battle of the Crater in front of Petersburg and Comrade Bates was awarded a medal of honor. Some of us remember his description of that fight, given at a recent reunion of the Association. Major A. E. Mather was transferred to the 20th Regiment, U. S. C. T, as Lieutenant Colonel. He had served in the 121st as first lieutenant, captain and major. First Lieut. J. D. Gray was transferComrade Bates was awarded a medal of honor. Some of us remember his description of that fight, given at a recent reunion of the Association. Major A. E. Mather was transferred to the 20th Regiment, U. S. C. T, as Lieutenant Colonel. He had served in the 121st as first lieutenant, captain and major. First Lieut. J. D. Gray was transferred to the 23d Regiment, U. S. C. T., as Captain. He had served in the 121st as private, sergeant, second and first lieutenant. Elias C. Mather was transferred to the 20th Regiment, U. S. C. T., as Captain. He had served in the 121st as sergeant and second lieutenant. Cleveland Campbell, Adjutant of the 152d Infantry, was