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and glass, for his gallantry and great skill. The officer referred to was the brave Lieutenant Shannon, and the glass and sword were left with Major M. Smith for the heroic artillerist. The batteries commanded by Captains Cobb, Carns, Lumsden, Fowler, and indeed all our artillery officers, rendered distinguished service, and none more so than the lamented Major E. E. Graves, chief of artillery of Breckinridge's division, Who was killed on the field. Major J. K. Porter, Chief of Artillery of olonel R. P. Mackelvaine and Major W. C. Staples were wounded; also, Lieutenant-Colonel A. J. Jones, of the Twenty-seventh ; Lieutenant-Colonel L. B. Morgan, of the Twenty-ninth ; Major J. M. Johnson, of the Thirtieth; Major W. G. Pegram, and Captain Fowler, afterward commanding Thirty-fourth Mississippi. Lieutenant-Colonel H. A. Reynolds, Thirty-fourth Mississippi, was killed. Colonel Brantley, of Twenty-ninth, and Colonel Campbell, Twenty-seventh, were the only officers uninjured. Whole loss
f infantry was seen forming to charge upon our left. I immediately ordered Lieutenant Wheat, with his howitzers, to a position on our left, where he could get a more perfect range. He at once moved to his new position and opened on them with a deadly fire, firing low and directly into their ranks, which broke them up and forced them to retire. I then sent Lieutenant Fuller to the rear with one caisson from each section, for ammunition. During the fight here, I lost one man killed, (Samuel Fowler,) a private, also two horses, all from the effect of the enemy's shell, which was all the loss I sustained during the day. It becomes my duty, as well as a pleasure, to say that my men behaved, without an exception, like veterans, calm, and determined to conquer or die upon the field. I am also pleased to mention the handsome manner in which my battery was in every case supported, during this day's fighting, as well as on former occasions, by the First brigade, commanded by Colonel M
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
rren and T. R. Dayton; Acting-Master's Mates, F. L. Wheeler and Thos. Nickerson; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Charles Loucks; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, William Johnston; Acting-Third-Assistants, B. F. Napheys, David McDonald and T. T. Risbell. Amaranthus--Fourth-rate. Acting-Master, Enos O. Adams; Acting-Ensign, Wm. R. Cox; Acting-Master s Mates, Washington Van Wyck, James O'Donnell and A. D. Damon; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, C. R. Jones; Acting-Third-Assistants, Samuel Fowler and H. W. Force. Ethan Allan--Fourth-rate. Acting-Masters, J. A. Pennell, W. L. Kempton and Jos. McCart; Acting-Ensigns, J. H. Bunting and Wm. Mero; Acting-Master's Mate, Edwards Dexter; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Isaiah Dowling; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Wm. R. Woodward. Chambers--Fourth-rate. Acting-Master, William Watson; Acting-Ensigns, William Jennings and L. P. Delan; Acting-Master's Mate, A. K. Baylor; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, W. D. Walker. Oleander--Fourth-rate
killed. and 56 wounded. Colonel Truex commanded the brigade in the final and victorious assault of the corps on the works at Petersburg. Fifteenth New Jersey Infantry. First Jersey Brigade — Wright's Division--Sixth Corps. (1) Col. Samuel Fowler. (2) Col. William H. Penrose, R. A. Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. A. (3) Col. Edward L. Campbell; Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. V. companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment. Officers. Men.also, at Rappahannock Station; Mine Run; Hanover C. H. (1864); Weldon Railroad; Strasburg; Charlestown; Hatcher's Run; Fort Stedman; Sailor's Creek; Appomattox. notes.--The Fifteenth left the State Aug. 27, 1862, with 947 officers and men. Colonel Fowler was forced to resign within a few months on account of ill health, and died before the close of the war. He was succeeded by Penrose, then a Lieutenant in the Third United States Infantry. Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell had served with honor in
f sharpshooters. Captain Rand, First Regiment of Infantry, writes, At a meeting of my company, held last evening, it was unanimously voted to adopt the following as a company name, Schouler Volunteers, with many thanks to you for your numerous kindnesses. This company was Company I, First Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. Captain Rand was killed at Chancellorsville. Captain Peirson, of Byfield, volunteers his whole command (Company B, First Battalion of Rifles) for the war. May 1.—Samuel Fowler, of Westfield, writes, This town has appropriated ten thousand dollars for the equipment and outfit of a company of volunteers, and to drill them until called for. God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Richard H. Dana, Jr., of Cambridge, writes,— The topi I left with you yesterday is the result of fifty years experience of the British in the East. It is now universally used by the British military in India, China, and Indian Islands. I wore that topi in China, India, and