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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1842. (search)
the whole. On the 22d of May we landed at Bayou Sara and marched towards Port Hudson. On the 23d we encamped in an old cornfield about three miles from the fortifications. On the 25th we encamped at a bayou, where we met the Rebel pickets, and had two men killed and one wounded,—none of them my men. On the morning of the 27th we marched to the left, through the woods, into the open space about the works, where the enemy had felled trees to give the batteries range. Then we supported Duryea's regular battery, lying down in the ravine behind the ridge where they were posted, the enemy's works being about six hundred yards distant. Up to about eleven o'clock we had met with but one casualty. About eleven, Generals Grover and Paine ordered us to charge the works. The Twelfth Maine was in front of us. We marched forward on what may be called a natural causeway, which ran winding to the fort, having dark ravines on each side of it. We had passed half the distance between our f
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1862. (search)
A deep ditch is cut across the field about one hundred yards in front of the earthwork. Our troops came up the pike through the woods and deployed across the clearing in front of the earthwork, and the One Hundred and Forty-sixth New York (old Duryea's Zouaves, re-enlisted) charged in line, and a battery was run up close to the works on the pike. The Zouaves charged across the plain, in the face of the fire, leaping the ditch, over the earthwork, into the midst of the Rebels, five times, ande rear of Port Hudson on the 23d of May, 1863, and after a skirmish on the 25th, in which the Thirty-eighth Massachusetts was engaged, a general assault was ordered on the 27th. On the morning of the 27th the Thirty-eighth was ordered to support Duryea's battery, which was in position on the edge of the woods in front of the Rebel works. In a short time after the troops were thrown forward, the skirmishers, having worked their way up to the ditch, were seen running up the embankment, and the f
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
ty, Dr., I. 123. Douglas, S. A., Hon., I. 336; II. 81. Douglass, Frederick, I. 75. Downes, H. H., Private, Memoir, I. 177-178. Downes, John, Corn., I. 177. Downes, Maria G., I. 177. Dudley, N. A. M., Brig.-Gen., II. 289. Duff, John, I. 94. Dunlap, Lieut.-Col., I. 127. Dunn, H. S., Lieut., Memoir, II. 382-384. Dunn, J. C., II. 382. Dunn, Monoena, Capt., I. 335 II. 428. Dunn, Sergeant, II. 19. Dunn, Sophia P., II. 382. Dupont, S. F. Admiral, 1. 373. Duryea, R. C., Brig.-Gen., I. 68; II. 328, 354;. Dustin, Hannah, II. 230. Dwight, Charles, Lieut., I. 367, 368;. Dwight, Edmund, II. 133. Dwight, Elizabeth A., 1. 252, 358. Dwight, Howard, Capt., Memoir, 1. 358-369. Dwight, John, I. 252. Dwight, S., II. 374. Dwight, Wilder, Major, Memoir, I. 252-272. Also, I. 363, 364;, 365; II. 24, 136;. Dwight, William, I. 252, 358;. Dwight, William, Jr., Brig.-Gen., I. 143,366 II. 282, 398;, 399, 404. E. Eells, J. H., Rev., I