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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
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Doc. 50.1.-Thirty-Second regiment N. Y. S. V. The following are the officers of the Thirty-Second: Field.--Colonel, Roderick Matherson; Lieutenant-Colonel, Francis E. Pinto; Major, Geo. F. Lemon. Staff.--Adjutant, J. Sparrow Purdie; Quartermaster, T. West; Chaplain, Rev. George Ryer; Surgeon, Wm. B. Little. Line.--Captains: Jerome Rowe, Chas. Hubbies, Benj. J. Hayes, W. W. Chalmy, Elisha S. Youngs, Enas E. Fish, James H. Butler, Russell Myers, H. Howard Solomon, John Whitlock. Lieutenants: James H. Ticknor, Wm. E. Stone, W. J. Simmons, Wm. W. Lee, John Stewart, E. Sparrow Purdy, Joseph C. Hyatt, Samuel McKie, George H. Moore, Hiram W. Jackson. Ensigns: Wm. C. Wyckoff, J. P. Alucilus, John Persigne, William Atchison, Hewit Andrew Parkes, Anthony J. Altaire, Jos. T. Newell, J. W. Munterstock, Prentiss P. Hughes.
was to caution the rebels to cease their predatory attacks upon our pickets. To accomplish this object it was proposed to surprise, and if possible to capture, the small force at Little Bethel. If that should be successfully accomplished, the battery at Big Bethel was to be reconnoitred, and if desirable it was to be attacked-but it was not to be attacked unless success was positively assured. This was the last instruction, as I happen to know, having been present at the time, given by Gen. Butler to Mr. Winthrop. Be brave as you please, said the General, but run no risk. Be bold! Be bold! But be not too bold! shall be our motto, responded Winthrop. And upon instructions, of which these are the substance, the two expeditions started. The object of a surprise was totally defeated by Colonel Bendix's blunder; yet in defiance of all the rules of war of which I have ever heard, they kept on; they destroyed the Little Bethel, and then, as it seems to me, somebody, entirely upon h