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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 9: the last review. (search)
eading is Warner's Brigade, from its great record of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, and Cold Harbor; then the magnificent First Vermont Brigade, under that sterling soldier, General Lewis Grant; as their proud heads pass, we think of the thousand six hundred and forty-five laid low at the Salient of Spottsylvania. Now we think we see the shadow of that Light Division with Burnham storming Marye's Heights in the Chancellorsville campaign of 1863. For here, last, is the Third Brigade, once of Neil and Bidwell, with the fame of its brave work all through Grant's campaign, led now by Sumner's 1st Maine Veterans, of which it is enough to say it is made up of the old 5th, and 6th, and 7th Maine,--the hearts of Edwards and Harris and Connor still beating in them. Can history connote or denote anything nobler in manliness and soldiership, than has been made good by these? Commanding is the young general, Tom Hyde, favorite in all the army, prince of staff officers, gallant commander, alert
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
h New York and Eighty-second Pennsylvania, The left column, of three regiments, was commanded by Colonel Johns, of the Seventh Massachusetts, and was opposed of his own regiment and the Thirty-sixth New York. and another, of four regiments, under Colonel Burham, of the Sixth Maine, was directed to move up the plank road, and to the right of the others, directly against the rifle-pits at the foot of Marye's Hill. General Howe, with three storming parties under the command, respectively, of General Neil and Colonels Grant and Seaver, was ordered to move simultaneously upon the Confederate works on the left, near Hazel Run. The storming parties moved at near eleven o'clock in the morning. The onset was furious, and was gallantly resisted. Steadily the Nationals moved on, in defiance of a galling fire from artillery and small arms, driving Barksdale from his shelter at the stone wall, scaling Marye's Hill, seizing the rifle-pits and batteries, and capturing full two hundred prisoners,
giment was mustered out August 15, 1864, its three years term of service having expired. Seventh Maine Infantry. Neil's Brigade, Howe's Division, Sixth Corps. (1) Col. Thomas H. Marshall (Died). (2) Col. Edwin C. Mason, R. A.; Bvt.fighting of the last twenty months of its service,--a noble record. Forty-Ninth New York Infantry--Second Buffalo. Neil's Brigade — Getty's Division--Sixth Corps. (1) Col. Daniel D. Bidwell; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. (Killed). (2) Col. Erastus D. ade Colonel of the Fifty-seventh. The regiment was mustered out June 29, 1865. Sixty-First Pennsylvania Infantry. Neil's Brigade — Getty's Division--Sixth Corps. (1) Col. Oliver H. Rippey (Killed). (3) Col. George F. Smith. (2) Col. med part of the famous Light Division of the Sixth Corps, and through the Wilderness and Shenandoah campaigns it fought in Neil's (3d) Brigade, Getty's (2d) Division, Sixth Corps. Its losses at the Wilderness were 20 killed, 113 wounded,
he latter under command of Lieutenant Stansbury. I passed the first and second ridges to a road running south on the eastern base of the latter, along the road to Neil's farm, six miles from Dalton. At this point I made a junction with Colonel Long, in command of six hundred cavalry. He was in position, and skirmishing with theand not knowing that it was possible to have any assistance during the night, at dusk I withdrew the forces, leaving the cavalry and Eightieth Illinois infantry at Neil's farm, and retired the residue to widow Burk's house, reported the facts, and rested for the night. February 25th. At early day Brigadier-General Cruft, division commander, promptly came up with the other two brigades, and by his orders all moved forward to Neil's farm, the enemy having reoccupied the ridge where the road passes over toward Davis's house, and for near a mile to the north. Our lines were soon formed, my brigade on the ridge to the right, covering the summit and extendi
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
, July 25, ‘61; 37; M. O. Aug. 28, ‘64; abs. wounded June 30, ‘62. Doherty, Edward C., priv., (C), July 31, ‘63; 31; sub.; transf. to 20 M. V. Jan. 14, ‘64. Doherty, Frank, priv., (—), Nov. 18, ‘64; 36; N. F.R. Doherty, George, priv., (F), 35; transf. to 20 M. V. Jan. 14, ‘64. Doherty, James, priv., (I), July 27, ‘61; 21; wounded Sept. 17, ‘62; disch. disa. Jan. 13, ‘63. Doherty, John, priv., (E), Aug. 26, ‘61; 40; pris. war, not heard from since; believed died Dec. 31, ‘63. Doherty, Neil, priv., (E), July 25, ‘61; 22; deserted Aug. 18, ‘61. Doherty, Richard R., priv., (B), June 3, ‘64; 20; M. O. June 30, ‘65; sub. Newell White; abs. missing since Aug. 25, ‘64. Dolun, Wilhelm, priv., (E), Dec. 21, ‘64; 23; disch. June 28, ‘65, O. W.D. Doland, Peter, priv., (—), Aug. 1, ‘63; 21; sub. Jos. F. Ward, N. F.R. Donath, Herman, priv., (K), Aug. 13, ‘61; 19; killed in action, July 3, ‘63, Gettysburg, Pa. Donavan, Albert, priv., (G), Aug. 4,
ervice. Murphy, Francis,20Bolton, Ma.Dec. 2, 1863Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Murphy, John,21Somerville, Ma.Mar. 15, 1864Transferred Apr. 23, 1864 to Navy. Murphy, William J.,26Boston, Ma.Jan. 25, 1864Jan. 28, 1864, rejected recruit. Newhall, Charles E.,24Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Newcomb, Charles J.,32Norton, Ma.Sept. 17, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Newcomb, James,33Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Neil, James A.,19Northbridge, Ma.June 30, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Nichols, Robert C.,27Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Nov. 5, 1862, 2d Lieut. 13th Battery. O'Conner, Patrick,27Chelsea, Ma.Dec. 31, 1863Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. O'Donnell, Peter,21Pittsfield, Ma.Jan. 4, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Owens, Michael,23Dedham, Ma.Feb. 19, 1864Died Aug. .., 1864, transport Mississippi. Second Battery Light Artillery, Massachusetts Volunteers—(three years.)—Cont<
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
was fairly established, a large force of the enemy's infantry moved against him, coming from the Courthouse. They made him clear out pell-mell, and were near catching General Meade, who had come upon the ground. The remainder of the Sixth Corps now came up and massed around the Anderson House [see map]. In the afternoon this important position was retaken, or reoccupied (it being doubtful whether the enemy had not abandoned it), by Ayres' brigade, Fifth Corps, in conjunction with troops of Neil's division, Sixth Corps. May 15TH and 16TH.—The withdrawal of the Fifth and Sixth corps from the right of the Second to make this movement on the left, caused the Second Corps to be the right of the whole line. But on the 15th an additional refusal of that flank was made—Hancock being directed to transfer the divisions of Barlow and Gibbon to the Fredericksburg road. Meanwhile, Birney's division remained covering the right of Burnside's corps, and was the right of the army. For the ot
hed for their conduct were: Captains Hazard, Oliver, McCracken, Fowler and Hall; Lieutenants Higley, Chapman, Parham, Dunlap, Young, Enholm, Wood, Hanley, Northrup and Short; Adjutant Jennison and Sergeant-Major Mink. Color-Sergeant Moody behaved with great gallantry. (345-347) Col. N. N. Davis' report of same battle mentions the above names, also that of Lieutenant Nettles. Speaks highly of the officers and gives those of the men who behaved with great gallantry during the entire day: Sergeant Neil and Private Crevillan, Company A; Sergeants Wylie (killed) and Moody, Company D; Sergeant Bumpers and Private Hall, Company E; Corporal Sweat and Private Boswell, Company F; Privates J. M. Ragland and C. P. Hurtel, Company G; Corporal Tatum and Private Smith, Company H; Sergeant New and Private Walters, Company I; Sergeant Tally, Privates Wilson, Carter, Scott, Love, Eubank and Fulmer, in fact, all of this company (K). J. B. Hall, a youth of 17 years of age, joined his brother's company
l Peebles, showed that he possessed all the qualifications of a commander in the field. The Thirtyfifth Tennessee, Col. Benjamin J. Hill, was conspicuous in Cleburne's first and final charge on the enemy. General Cleburne, concluding his report, said: I would like to do justice to the many acts of individual valor and intrepid daring during the fight. . . . Col. Ben Hill, Fifth Tennessee; Lieutenant-Colonel Peebles, Twenty-fourth Tennessee; Lieut. R. H. Keeble, Captain Ridley and Lieutenant-Colonel Neil of the Twenty-third Tennessee, were among the number. General Wood reported that Col. C. A. McDaniel, of the Forty-fourth Tennessee, acted with great bravery and directed his men with good judgment until wounded on Monday. In his own report, Colonel McDaniel said that Lieutenant-Colonel Shied, of his regiment, was badly wounded on the 6th, and that his officers and men conducted themselves gallantly and chivalrously. The Fifty-fifth Tennessee, Col. William McKoin, was in Wood's
s duties. There are some that inconsiderately, and perhaps presumptuously speak; throwing discredit on the science of the well educated engineer; they pretend to consider it, up to a certain extent, as superfluous and obsolete, but they cannot be sure of what they say; they think they are sustained by some mistaken opinions spread by injudicious persons, who inconsiderately viewed the operations before Sebastopol in 1854; but they have not taken the trouble of reading the remarks made by General Neil, in his journal of the siege of that place, nor those of Captain McClelland, or they would certainly have come back from their error. I hope, then, that, although our experienced Generals are now too much occupied to think of this subject, our Congress at least will take it into consideration, and provide in time, that the Confederation might not be destitute of a good and efficient number of well-instructed topographical engineers, and not let our enemies acquire over us a superiori
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