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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 6 2 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 6.79 (search)
successfully accomplished, looked to the occupation of Baton Rouge as the next step, and the opening of communication with the northern column, bearing in mind the occupation of Jackson, Mississippi. Mobile was to follow. The whole force assigned to General Butler, for all purposes, was 18,000, but his actual force can at no time have exceeded 15,000; it was now probably about 13,000. General Butler raised, on his own motion, two good regiments of infantry, the 1st Louisiana, Colonel Richard E. Holcomb, a nd 2d Louisiana, Colonel Charles J. Paine, well commanded and well officered; three excellent troops of Louisiana cavalry under fine leaders, Captains H. F. Williamson, Richard Barrett, and J. F. Godfrey; and three colored regiments with white field and staff officers, designated as the 1st, 2d, and 3d Louisiana native guards (a name captured by General Butler), Colonels Spencer H. Stafford, Nathan W. Daniels, and John A. Nelson. I believe these were the first negro troops must
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The capture of Port Hudson. (search)
nder Colonel Isaac S. Burrell, were taken prisoners by the Confederates under Magruder. On the 21st of December three companies of the 42d Massachusetts, under Colonel Isaac S. Burrell, were dispatched from New Orleans, without disembarking. Holcomb's 2d Vermont battery was sent with them, but, waiting for its horses to arrive, did not go ashore. Burrell landed at Kuhn's wharf on the 24th, took nominal possession of the town, but really occupied only the wharf itself, protected by barricadg the naval truce, thought it had been violated; accordingly the Clifton, Owasco, and Sachem put to sea, preceded by the army transport steamers, the Saxon, which had brought the three unlucky companies of the 42d, and the Mary A. Boardman, with Holcomb's 2d Vermont battery still aboard. The Confederates lost 26 killed and 117 wounded; the Union troops 5 killed and 15 wounded.-R. B. I. [See also p. 571.] Weitzel, who was occupying the La Fourche, was strengthened so as to enable him to mak
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces at Port Hudson, La.: May 23d-July 8th, 1863. (search)
g: 31st Mass. (7 co's), Lieut.-Col. W. S. B. Hopkins; 38th Mass., Lieut.-Col. William L. Rodman (k), Maj. James P. Richardson; 53d Mass., Col. John W. Kimball; 156th N. Y., Col. Jacob Sharpe. Brigade loss: k, 48; w, 265; m, 8 = 321. Artillery, Capt. Richard C. Duryea: 4th Mass., Lieut. Frederick W. Reinhard; F, 1st U. S., Capt. Richard C. Duryea; 2d Vt., Capt. Pythagoras E. Holcomb. Artillery loss: k, 1; w, 4; m, 2 = 7. Fourth division, Brig.-Gen. Cuvier Grover. First Brigade, Col. Richard E. Holcomb (k), Col. Joseph S. Morgan: 1st La., Lieut.-Col. William O. Fiske; 22d Me., Col. Simon G. Jerrard; 90th N. Y., Col. Joseph S. Morgan; Maj. Nelson Shaurman; 91st N. Y., Col. Jacob Van Zandt; 131st N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Nicholas W. Day. Brigade loss: k, 84; w, 359; m, 27 =470. Second Brigade, Col. William K. Kimball: 24th Conn., Col. Samuel M. Mansfield; 12th Me., Lieut.-Col. Edward Ilsley; 52d Mass., Col. Halbert S. Greenleaf. Brigade loss: k, 32; w, 125; m, 3 = 160. Third Brigade, Co