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Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 5: the greater assault on Wagner. (search)
e in embrasure; in southwest angle, one ten-inch sea-coast mortar; on bastion gorge, one thirty-two-pounder carronade. There were also four twelve-pounder howitzers. All the northerly portion of Morris Island was in range of Fort Sumter, the eastern James Island and the Sullivan's Island batteries, besides Fort Gregg, on the northerly extremity of Morris Island, which mounted three guns. Brig.-Gen. William B. Taliaferro, an able officer, who had served with distinction under Stonewall Jackson, was in command of Morris Island, for the Confederates. Wagner's garrison, on the 18th, consisted of the Thirtyfirst and Fifty-first North Carolina, the Charleston Battalion, two companies Sixty-third Georgia Heavy Artillery, and two companies First South Carolina Infantry, acting as artillery, and two guns each of the Palmetto and Blake's Artillery,—a total force of seventeen hundred men. Such was the position, armament, and garrison of the strongest single earthwork known in the history
he main column. April 16, the march was resumed, the colored brigade leading, and Providence Post-Office was left on the right hand. With good weather the route was through a hilly and rolling country sparsely settled with poor whites. A halt was made for dinner at Bradford Springs; and when the column again proceeded, the enemy's skirmishers were encountered, who gave way readily, but kept up a running fight all the afternoon. Private Lewis Clark, of Company C, was killed, and Private Levi Jackson, of the same company, wounded that day while foraging. The skirmishers of the Thirty-second United States Colored Troops killed one Rebel and captured another. By sunset the colored brigade had advanced sixteen miles and camped at Spring Hill. On the 17th the last forward march of the division was made. It moved at 6.30 A. M. toward Camden, the First Brigade leading, the foe yielding until we came to swampy ground, where works were discovered. There the First Brigade fronted th
, 75, 92, 145, 148, 150, 164, 188, 191, 198, 207, 234, 237, 245, 254, 261, 262, 266, 273, 276, 285, 286,291, 298, 802, 309, 310, 311, 312, 314, 317. Illinois Troops. Infantry: Thirty-Ninth, 123, 124. Island City, steamer, 309. J. Jackson, Levi, 300. Jackson, Stonewall, 70. Jackson, William, 12. Jacksonboroa, S. C., 52, 277, 279. Jacksonville, Fla., 151, 153, 155, 156, 157, 175, 176, 177, 178, 182. Jacksonville, Peninsula, 177. James, Garth W., 34, 57, 62, 72, 75, 81, 90, Jackson, Stonewall, 70. Jackson, William, 12. Jacksonboroa, S. C., 52, 277, 279. Jacksonville, Fla., 151, 153, 155, 156, 157, 175, 176, 177, 178, 182. Jacksonville, Peninsula, 177. James, Garth W., 34, 57, 62, 72, 75, 81, 90, 176, 276, 316, 317. James Island, S. C., 52, 53, 54, 189, 194, 197, 199, 200, 207, 208, 270,274,275, 281, 282, 283, 310, 311, 315. James Island batteries, 69, 107, 192. James Island Creek, 53. Jarvis, George, 297. Jay, Private, 304. Jeffries, Walter A., 97. Jenkins, Mike, 262. Jenning's Swamp, S. C., 299. Jewett, Charles, Jr., 183, 202, 205, 237, 276, 316. Jewett, R. H. L., 23, 24, 55, 85, 90, 105, 145, 164, 166, 196, 237, 316. Johassie Island, S. C., 193. John's Island, S. C.