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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 8 0 Browse Search
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demned it, and for the purpose of protecting the colored men and organizing them for their work, requested me to take command of them, publishing the following order: circular. headquarters U. S. Forces, Cincinnati, Sept. 4, 1862. William M. Dickson is hereby assigned to the command of the negro forces from Cincinnati, working on the fortifications near Newport and Covington, and will be obeyed accordingly. By order of Major-General Lew. Wallace. T. C. Elston, Jr., A. D. C. Upon rnor of the ancient commonwealth of Massachusetts. But there has been progress; and since then numbers of the Black Brigade have entered the service in their own State. There can now, therefore, be no objection to preserving in the archives of the State, as a part of the history of the times, this enrolment of the first organization of colored men in the West for military purposes. Respectfully yours, William M. Dickson, Commandant of the Black Brigade. Cincinnati, January 12, 1864.
gathered, at the south-west corner of the square, as the copperheads retreated down the street running east therefrom. Despatches were sent to Mattoon for soldiers, and three hundred were soon on the way. The copperheads halted somewhere near Mrs. Dickson's, and remained for some time, then turned and went off. Beyond J. H. O'Hair's residence they gathered together, consulted for a time, then moved off in a northerly direction, cutting the telegraph wire as they went — unfortunately before a denfortunately, one of the balls passed, through the closed door and struck Mr. John Jenkins in the groin, producing a serious, and probably mortal wound. Mr. Cooper was shot through the neck and shoulder. When the copperheads were halted near Mrs. Dickson's, he was heard to say, that as they now had no leader, he was ready to lead them back and kill the d — d soldiers and burn the town, or die in the attempt; and at various places he was heard to threaten to cut out the hearts of the d — d Abol<