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in Shaw arrived in Boston on February 15, and at once assumed the duties of his position. Captain Hallowell was already there, daily engaged in the executive business of the new organization; and about the middle of February, his brother, Edward N. Hallowell, who had served as a lieutenant in the Twentieth Massachusetts Infantry, also reported for duty, and was made major of the Fifty-fourth before its departure for the field. Line-officers were commissioned from persons nominated by commanf March. Lieutenant Appleton then reported to the camp established and took command of Company A, made up of his recruits and others afterward obtained. Early in February quite a number of colored men were recruited in Philadelphia, by Lieut. E. N. Hallowell, James M. Walton, who was subsequently commissioned in the Fifty-fourth, and Robert R. Corson, the Massachusetts State Agent. Recruiting there was attended with much annoyance. The gathering-place had to be kept secret, and the men sent
Chapter 2: Readville camp. Lieutenant E. N. Hallowell, on Feb. 21, 1863, was ordered to Readville, Mass., where, at Camp Meigs, by direction of Brig.-Gen. R. A. Peirce, commandant of camps, he took possession with twentyseven men of the buildings assigned to the new regiment. Readville is on the Boston and Providence Railroad, a few miles from Boston. The ground was flat, and well adapted for drilling, but in wet weather was muddy, and in the winter season bleak and cheerless. The barrabellious soil. The following roster of officers of the Fifty-fourth comprises all those who departed for the field with the regiment on May 28, and their respective rank and assignment at the time.— Colonel,—Robert G. Shaw. Major,—Edward N. Hallowell. Surgeon,—Lincoln R. Stone. Assistant-Surgeon,—Charles B. Bridgham. Adjutant,—Garth W. James. Quartermaster,—John Ritchie. Company A. Capt., John W. M. Appleton. 1st Lieut., Wm. Homans. Company B. Capt., Samuel Wi
trust that the present arrangement is not permanent. With many wishes for your success, believe me very sincerely and respectfully Your obedient servant, Robert G. Shaw, Colonel Commanding Fifty-fourth Regiment Mass. Infantry. Upon the national holiday all unnecessary duty was dispensed with. Everywhere on land and water the stars and stripes were displayed and saluted. At the camp many men were permitted to pass the lines. Several officers visited the camp of the Second South Carolina. Colonel Shaw and others attended a celebration of the day held by the freedmen in the yard of the Baptist Church, some six miles distant, where the Declaration of Independence was read, hymns sung, and addresses made. Rev. Mr. Lynch, a colored clergyman from Baltimore, held religious services for the Fifty-fourth on Sunday, the 5th. News was received of the promotion of Major Hallowell to be lieutenant-colonel in place of his brother, promoted colonel of the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts.
ced the picket line. Word was received of an unsuccessful assault on Fort Wagner, with considerable loss to us. Abraham F. Brown of Company E accidentally shot himself to death with a small pistol he was cleaning. Late that afternoon Lieutenant-Colonel Hallowell, with Companies D, F, I, and K, went out on picket in front of our right, remaining throughout a dark and stormy night. During the night of the 13th, Captain Emilio, with Company E, picketed about Legareville. Capt. A. P. Rockwell'sessage from General Terry: Tell your colonel that I am exceedingly pleased with the conduct of your regiment. They have done all they could do. During the afternoon a mail was received. After reading their letters Colonel Shaw and Lieutenant-Colonel Hallowell conversed. The colonel asked the major if he believed in presentiments, and added that he felt he would be killed in the first action. Asked to try to shake off the feeling, he quietly said, I will try. General Beauregard reported
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 5: the greater assault on Wagner. (search)
er appeared to have any premonition of their fate. It was different with Colonel Shaw, who again expressed to Lieutenant-Colonel Hallowell his apprehension of speedy death. Running up Folly River, the steamer arrived at Pawnee Landing, where, at n the beach a short distance in the advance of the Beacon house. Col. R. G. Shaw commanded the right wing, and Lieut.-Col. E. N. Hallowell the left. In this formation, as the dusk of evening came on, the regiment advanced at quick time, leading t. Pvt. Geo. WilsonCo. A. The following is the list of casualties:— Officers. Col. R. G. Shaw killed Lieut.-Col. E. N. Hallowell wounded Adjt. G. W. James wounded Capt. S. Willard wounded Capt. C. J. Russel missing, supposed to be killelled 9 Wounded 147 Missing 100 Total 256 I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, E. N. Hallowell, Colonel Commanding Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers. Lieutenant Howard, in falling back from the fort, wit
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 7: bombardment of Charleston. (search)
od and in more actions than any other officer, owing to the assignment of Colonel Hallowell to higher command. On all occasions he proved an able and courageous soldier. Colonel Hallowell, promoted during his absence, returned the day after Major Hooper's arrival, and was waited upon by the officers, who expressed their pleasuof the Fifty-fourth it was awarded to the four men specially mentioned in Colonel Hallowell's report of the assault of July 18, previously printed herein. There arrtack on Sullivan's Island or another assault on Sumter not improbable. Colonel Hallowell on his return used every means to have the many detached and detailed menes. Upon the receipt of a copy of the Governor's address and the Act, Colonel Hallowell, on November 23, wrote to Governor Andrew, that notwithstanding the generjor Sturgis that neither regiment would receive the relief. Upon meeting Colonel Hallowell the same information was given. At Major Sturgis's request the officers
k passage on the schooner R. C. A. Ward. Colonel Hallowell, with the remaining companies, was assige mate of the General Hunter, from which Colonel Hallowell and his six companies were disembarking.ty-fourth was ordered to remain behind. Colonel Hallowell was made commandant of Jacksonville. Ca-guard duty. Colonel Hartwell succeeded Colonel Hallowell in command of the post. Second Lieut. Teed, calling for the commanding officer. Colonel Hallowell sprang to his feet, and received an ordecome up. The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts, Colonel Hallowell, went into action on our left, the Firste retiring from making report of this to Colonel Hallowell, Acting Sergeant-Major Swails was woundehe Light Brigade. Four miles farther on, Colonel Hallowell received orders from General Seymour to sire of his officers as well as his own, Colonel Hallowell on the 24th recommended to Governor Andres of Mr. Wilson's bill were received by Colonel Hallowell soon after its presentation; and it was [13 more...]
nder instruction until proficiency was attained in artillery practice. Colonel Hallowell assumed command of Morris Island on the 20th, relieving Colonel Davis, whed for Hilton Head. The next day Colonel Montgomery arrived and relieved Colonel Hallowell. He brought the Thirty-fourth United States Colored Troops (formerly theference committees were appointed, but the House rejected their reports. Colonel Hallowell used every means to secure the just claims of the men by letters to theirmary punishment inflicted was effective in its results to the command. Colonel Hallowell on June 4 informed Governor Andrew that the regiment had not been paid, ardered to discard his officer's uniform and take duty as an enlisted man. Colonel Hallowell, however, procured him a furlough, and sent him, provided with the necessusual. Captains of vessels frequently realized $5,000 for the voyage. Colonel Hallowell having at last received permission to proceed North to press the claims o
the trouble you have taken to do honor to those who so nobly died in its support, I have the honor to be, General, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, E. N. Hallowell, Colonel Commanding Regiment. headquarters U. S. Forces, District of Beaufort, Oct. 17, 1864. my dear Colonel,—I have received your letter of the 7th, ward the right, and that it was time to commence the monument. I am, Colonel, with great respect, yours sincerely, R. Saxton, Brig.-Gen. Volunteers. To Col. E. N. Hallowell, Commanding Fifty-fourth Mass. Infantry. Further sums were subsequently sent by the Fifty-fourth, until, on the last of October, the total contributed uarters and read as ordered, fitly closing the record of the duty. headquarters Northern District, Department of the South, Morris Island, Nov. 2, 1864. Col. E. N. Hallowell, Fifty-fourth Mass. Vols. Colonel,—The brigadier-general commanding desires me, in the name of the major-general commanding the Department, to tender yo
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 13: operations about Pocotaligo. (search)
emand was not made. At 5 P. M. that day Colonel Hallowell arrived with five hundred men of the Fififty-fourth, constituted the force under Colonel Hallowell. We perhaps made up the small, handy den returned to camp. It is probable that Colonel Hallowell's force would have been called upon for xpected an attack the succeeding day, as Colonel Hallowell was warned to be on the alert. At nightthat a part of Sherman's army was near. Colonel Hallowell, at 11 A. M., with the Fifty-fourth and Halting our column on the higher ground, Colonel Hallowell sent the skirmishers forward, and they swaged in his behalf for nearly a year by Colonel Hallowell and Governor Andrew. He was one of the ved to move when favorable weather came, Colonel Hallowell that day transferred his command to Devampt to cross. February 7, at 8 A. M., Colonel Hallowell with the Fifty-fourth and One Hundred anved, on again. At dark, orders came for Colonel Hallowell to retire about a mile, to a cross-road[2 more...]
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