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rs, besides ample tools and material. Admiral Dahlgren was to co-operate. On Folly Island, in our possession, batteries were constructed near Lighthouse Inlet, opposite Morris Island, concealed by the sand hillocks and undergrowth. Gillmore's real attack was to be made from this point by a coup de main, the infantry crossing the inlet in boats covered by a bombardment from land and sea. Brig.-Gen. Alfred H. Terry, with four thousand men, was to make a demonstration on James Island. Col. T. W. Higginson, with part of his First South Carolina Colored and a section of artillery, was to ascend the South Edisto River, and cut the railroad at Jacksonboro. This latter force, however, was repulsed with the loss of two guns and the steamer Governor Milton. Late in the afternoon of the 9th Terry's division moved. The monitor Nantucket, gunboats Pawnee and Commodore McDonough, and mortar schooner C. P. Williams passed up the river, firing on James Island to the right and John's Island to
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 5: the greater assault on Wagner. (search)
's statement is, however, contradicted by General Hagood; for having requested information upon the matter, the writer, in December, 1885, received from Gen. Samuel Jones, of Washington, a copy of a letter written by Gen. Johnson Hagood to Col. T. W. Higginson, of Cambridge, Mass., dated Sept. 21, 1881. General Hagood quotes from Colonel Higginson's letter of inquiry relative to Colonel Shaw's burial, the conversation which Assistant-Surgeon Luck alleges to have had with him at Battery Wagner abColonel Higginson's letter of inquiry relative to Colonel Shaw's burial, the conversation which Assistant-Surgeon Luck alleges to have had with him at Battery Wagner about the disposition of Colonel Shaw's body, as set forth in the extract given from Assistant-Surgeon Luck's letter, and then gives his (General Hagood's) account of the meeting with Assistant-Surgeon Luck as follows, the italics being those of the general:— On the day after the night assault and while the burial parties of both sides were at work on the field, a chain of sentinels dividing them, a person was brought to me where I was engaged within the battery in repairing damages done to
ain Emilio, commanding, Surgeon Stone, Quartermaster Ritchie, and Lieutenants T. W. Appleton, Grace, Dexter, Jewett, Emerson, Reid, Tucker, Johnston, Howard, and Higginson. Some fifty men, slightly wounded, were being treated in camp. The severely wounded, including seven officers, were taken on the 19th to hospitals at Beaufor the beach by General Gillmore, accompanied by General Terry. The latter complimented the Fifty-fourth on its appearance. That evening Captain Emilio and Lieutenant Higginson took one hundred and fifty men for grand guard, reporting to Col. Jos. R. Hawley, Seventh Connecticut, field-officer of the trenches. This was the first darge of the advance works on the right. Much work was done in strengthening the parapets and revetting the slopes. Our Fifty-fourth detail went out under Lieutenant Higginson that morning, and had one man wounded. Rev. Samuel Harrison, of Pittsfield, Mass., commissioned chaplain of the regiment, arrived that day. September 2
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 7: bombardment of Charleston. (search)
to January 8 the following changes took place among the officers,—Major Hooper was promoted lieutenant-colonel, and Capt. J. W. M. Appleton, major; Lieutenant Grace, captain of Company A; Lieut. R. H. L. Jewett, captain of Company K; and Lieutenant Higginson, captain of Company H; Second Lieutenants David Reid, Emerson, and Tomlinson became first lieutenants; Lieutenants A. W. Leonard, Lewis Reed, Alfred H. Knowles, Robert R. Newell, and Chas. M. Duren, newly appointed, reported. Captains Jones and Pope and Assistant-Surgeon Pease re-joined. Surgeon Stone went North, and was then appointed surgeon, United States Volunteers. Lieutenant Higginson was promoted while absent sick, and was afterward transferred to the Fifth Massachusetts Cavalry as captain. Lieutenant Johnston was discharged. A change in the line formation was necessary after these promotions, which was ordered as follows, Company D being on the left:— D B A E H F K C G I Greek fire was used from our city guns exper
.-Gen. W. M. Gardner. By March 3 the Confederate force in front numbered some eight thousand men. Their position was soon protected by earthworks, and was called Camp Milton. A mail received February 24 brought news of the discharge of Captain Higginson for transfer, and Adjutant James and Lieutenant Pratt for disability. Assistant-Surgeon Bridgham resigned, and departed on the 26th. In accordance with the desire of his officers as well as his own, Colonel Hallowell on the 24th recommendwly appointed, joined. Assistant-Surgeon Pease went North sick, and never returned. News of a number of promotions came on the 26th. Lieutenant Homans was made captain of Company C, vice Partridge; Lieutenant Tucker captain of Company H, vice Higginson; Lieut. T. L. Appleton captain of Company G, vice Smith. Second Lieutenants Chipman, Lewis Reed, Leonard, Knowles, Duren, and Newell were promoted first lieutenants. Sergt. Stephen A. Swails, of Company F, was commissioned second lieutenant.
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
Mass. 12 Sep 62; Co. F 2nd Mass. Hy. Arty 31 Aug 63, Sergt. Feb to May 65 Actg Assistant Adjutant General, 2nd Brig. Coast Div. Dept. So. Chelsea, Mass. First Lieutenants. Wulff, Erick; 1st Lieut. 1837 Sweden; single; soldier; Boston. 2d Lt 26 Feb 63, must. 28 Feb; 1st Lt 6 Mch 63, must. 16 Mch. Discharged 17 Mch 64 for promotion. Other service:—Co. I 20th Mass. 13 Aug to 15 Oct 62. Je 63 to Mch 64 Staff of Gen. R. A. Pierce. Capt 5th Mass. Cav. 17 Mch 64. Resigned 4 Jly 64. Higginson, Francis Lee; 1st Lieut. 11 Oct 41 Boston;— —Boston. 2d Lt 28 Feb 63, must. 23 Apl; 1st Lt 14 Apl 63, must. 23 Apl; Capt 19 Jly 63, not must. Discharged 2 Feb 64 for promotion. Other service:—Capt. 5th Mass. Cav. 13 Jan 64. Discharged 31 Oct 65 ex. term. Tilden, Joseph; 1st Lieut. 19 Dec 38 Lowell; single; merchant; Boston. 2d Lt 1 Apl 63, not must.; 1st Lt 13 May 63, must. 13 May. Discharged 27 May 63 for promotion. Other service:—Co. I 44th Mass. 12 Sep 62, Sergt., Capt 5
208. Haviland, J. F., 282. Hawkins, Isaac H., 183. Hawley, Joseph R., 114, 159, 160,161,163, 173, 174. Heckman, C. A., 195. Heine, William, 201, 204, 205, 209. Helman, Preston, 168. Henderson, Edward R., 218. Hendricks, H. W., 98, 101. Hennessy, John A., 282, 283. Henry, Guy V., 153, 154, 155, 159, 160, 170,177, 178, 183. Hewlett, A. M., 318. Heyward, Daniel B., 272. Higginson, Francis L., 34, 75, 105, 114, 118, 145, 176, 183. Higginson, George, 15. Higginson, J. A., 16. Higginson, T. W., 52, 100. Hill, Edwin R., 260. Hilton Head, S. C., 36, 37, 39, 46, 47, 51, 108, 135, 146, 147, 148, 150, 176, 196,233, 234, 236, 237, 250, 257, 286, 288. Hoadly, Mr., 218. Holbrook, Henry, 111. Holland, H. N., 16. Holland, W. W., 173. Holt, Joseph, 180. Homans, William H., 34, 81, 90, 92, 164, 165, 183, 191, 207, 221, 237, 239, 248, 249, 254, 274, 288. Honey Hill, by Soule, 251. Honey Hill, S. C., 240, 242, 248. Hooker, General, steamer, 234, 237, 262. Hooker, R. W., 15.