Browsing named entities in Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865. You can also browse the collection for Henry J. Howe or search for Henry J. Howe in all documents.

Your search returned 7 results in 3 document sections:

Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 1: organization of the regiment. (search)
rder No.369, dated A. G. O., Boston, July 27, 1861, designated Capt. Henry J. Howe, of Haverhill, a graduate of Harvard University, who had previously been commissioned in the Fourteenth Regiment, as Major of the Nineteenth Regiment, now in Camp at Lynnfield. Special Order No. 370, dated A. G. O., Boston, July 29, 1861, orders Lieutenant John C. Chadwick, of the Fourteenth Regiment, to act as Adjutant of the Nineteenth Regiment in Camp at Lynnfield until further orders, and to report to Major Howe, in command of said Regiment. The Nineteenth Regiment, despite all these special orders, was only a skeleton command. Its condition may be inferred from the following letter sent by Adjutant General Schouler to Governor Andrew on July 27, 1861: There are but nine companies in the Nineteenth Regiment and most of them are without uniforms, and there are but 15 guns in the whole regiment. The men are much in want of clothes. There is but one drum in the entire camp and it is all the mus
t through the upper portion of the right thigh and also a severe contusion of the left ankle. Major Howe, who was standing by the side of Colonel Hinks, fell mortally wounded. As Major Howe fell, reMajor Howe fell, realizing that his wound was mortal, he said to the soldier who caught him: Tell mother I died a brave man. Corporal Peter O'Rourke, of Company E, who was carrying the state flag, fell wounded and caps were moving in the woods, from whom we received a heavy fire, under which Colonel Hinks and Major Howe fell, the latter mortally wounded. Our men arose, gave one volley, in return and then broke re we remained until ordered to return late in the evening. By the fall of Colonel Hinks and Major Howe, and wounding of Captain Wass, the command devolved upon me until relieved by Lieut. Col. Devehe welfare of his officers and men. In honor of the memory of our young, but courageous major, Howe, let the words dropped from his lips after receiving his mortal wound be the highest praise which
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 15: the rest at Harrison's Landing. (search)
rtment thrown upon himself by the sickness of Surgeon Willard, and, in addition to his usual duties, has had the labor of managing the Medical department of the Brigade as Senior Surgeon. A. F. Devereux, Lieut. Col. Commanding Regt. On July 15, 1862, Colonel Hinks, then in Boston suffering from his wounds, wrote to Governor Andrew, recommending the following promotions for bravery and gallantry in the various engagements from June 25 to July 1. Capt. Ansel D. Wass, to be major, vice Howe, killed. First Lieut. Henry A. Hale, to be Captain, vice Wass, promoted. Second Lieut. Elisha A. Hinks, to be First Lieutenant, vice Hodges, resigned. Second Lieut. Samuel S. Prime, to be First Lieutenant, vice Hale, promoted. Second Lieut. Oliver F. Briggs, to be First Lieutenant, vice Lee, killed. Sergt. Maj. Edgar M. Newcomb, to be Second Lieutenant, vice Palmer, promoted. First Sergt. Frederick Crofts, Company B, to be Second Lieutenant, vice Briggs, promoted. Sergt.