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0, 1837, in Boston, was carefully educated at home and abroad in his earlier years, and admitted to Harvard College in August, 1856, but discontinued his course there in his third year. After a short business career, on April 19, 1861, he marched with his regiment, the Seventh New York National Guard, to the relief of Washington. He applied for and received a commission as second lieutenant in the Second Massachusetts Infantry; and after serving with his company and on the staff of Gen. George H. Gordon, he was promoted to a captaincy. Colonel Shaw was of medium height, with light hair and fair complexion, of pleasing aspect and composed in his manners. His bearing was graceful, as became a soldier and gentleman. His family connections were of the highest social standing, character, and influence. He married Miss Haggerty, of New York City, on May 2, 1863. Captain Shaw arrived in Boston on February 15, and at once assumed the duties of his position. Captain Hallowell was al
ork, for we were daily furnishing parties reporting to Lieut. P. S. Michie, United States Engineers, at the Left Batteries, and to Colonel Serrell at the Lookout. Fancied security of the Fifty-fourth camp so far from the front was rudely dispelled at dark on August 13 by a shell from James Island bursting near Surgeon Stone's tent. These unpleasant visits were not frequent, seemingly being efforts of the enemy to try the extreme range of their guns. Reinforcements, consisting of Gen. George H. Gordon's division from the Eleventh Corps, arrived on the 13th and landed on the 15th upon Folly Island. No rain fell from July 18 until August 13, which was favorable for the siege work, as the sand handled was dry and light. This dryness, however, rendered it easily displaced by the wind, requiring constant labor in re-covering magazines, bombproofs, and the slopes. The air too was full of the gritty particles, blinding the men and covering everything in camp. By this date twelve b
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
student; New York. Major 31 Mch 63, must. 11 Apl; Col 17 Apl 63, must. 13 May. Killed 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. Other service:—Co. F 7th N. Y. Nat. Guard. 19 Apl 61; 2d Lt 2d Mass. 25 May 61; 1st Lt 8 Jly 62; Capt 10 Aug 62. A. D. C. to Gen. George H. Gordon. Hallowell, Edward Needles; Colonel. 3 Nov 36 Philadelphia; single; merchant; Medford. Capt Co. B 6 Mch 63, must. 30 Mch; Major 17 Apl 63, must. 13 May; Lt. Col. 31 May 63, must. 31 Jly; Col. 18 Jly 63, must. 1 Sep; Bvt. Brig Gensburg, Vt. 4 Jan 64; 20 Aug 65. —— Reported dead. Fuller, John C. 21, —— —— Woodstock, Vt. 5 Jan 64; 20 Aug 65. —— Rutland, Vt. Gaines, Alexander 20, sin.; porter; Pittsfield. 14 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 20 Feb 64 Olustee, Fla. $325. Gordon, Daniel 34 —— —— Burlington, Vt. 11 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. —— Richmond, Va. Green, Frank W. 17, sin.; laborer; Woburn. 28 Sep 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Hamilton, Henry 24, sin.; farmer; Pittsfield. 15 Dec 63; died 4 Aug 65 Post
Line Brigade, 242. Gifford, John L., 282. Gilbert, Shepard D., 102. Gillmore Medal, 134. Gillmore, Quincy A., 46, 51, 52, 55, 68, 71, 72, 74, 101, 110, 112, 113, 114, 121, 127, 128, 129, 133, 134, 138, 141, 146, 148, 149, 150, 153, 155, 156, 157, 178, 185, 189, 274, 289, 290, 314, 315. Gilmore's Band, 31, 318. Gilmer, J. F., 150. Glasgow, Abraham, 168. Glassell, William T., 132. Golden Gate, steamer, 215, 237, 239. Gooding, J. H., 168, 173, 183. Goodwin, Frank, 201. Gordon, George H., 5, 109. Gospels, Copies of, 134, Gould plantation, 39, 44. Grace, James W., 9, 10, 34, 84, 105,144, 317. Graham's Neck, S. C., 262, 263, 264. Grahamville, S. C., 238, 239, 240. Grant, U. S., 140, 185, 288. Gray, W. H. W., 129. Greek fire, 145. Green, A. M., 12. Green, Fort, 134, 191, 192, 219, 234. Green, John, 304. Green Pond, S. C., 275. Green, Samuel A., 64. Gregg, Fort, 70, 111, 119, 121, 123, 128,, 134, 138, 139, 143, 194, 232, 314. Gregg, William, 312. Gregor