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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 4 0 Browse Search
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d do credit to his native State. And, on July 1, Mr. Thaxter further presented to me a communication, in writing, signed by Captain Thomas J. C. Amory, of the Seventh Infantry, U. S.A., and Captain Lewis H. Marshall, of the Tenth Infantry, U. S.A., both of whom had served in the army with Mr. Wyman, and who were, if I remember, the only United States regular army officers then on duty in this city; and signed also by Charles G. Greene, Esq., Franklin Haven, Esq., William Dehon, Esq., William Parkman, Esq., Hon. George Lunt, Hon. Benjamin F. Hallett, Henry L. Hallett, Esq., P. Holmes, Esq., Edward F. Bradley, Esq., Joseph L. Henshaw, Esq., Peter Butler, Esq., Thomas C. Amory, Esq., and J. P. Bradlee, Esq.,—all of these gentlemen of this city, who are doubtless known to you by reputation, and with some of whom I cannot doubt that you are personally acquainted,—in which communication, these gentlemen requested the appointment of Mr. Wyman as a colonel, and certified that they believed
ber, it was engaged at the battle of Kinston, and sustained severe loss,—fifteen men killed, and forty-three wounded. The soldiers behaved with the greatest steadiness and gallantry, and, though exposed to a galling crossfire, advanced resolutely through a dense wood and swamp upon the enemy, who were unable to withstand the attack. On the 16th of December, it suffered again at the battle of Whitehall, with a loss of four killed, and sixteen wounded. Among the killed was the gallant Sergeant Parkman, of Boston, who bore the United States colors. The army returned to Newbern after the battle of Goldsborough, in which the Forty-fifth was not actively engaged. On the 17th of January, 1863, the brigade proceeded upon a reconnoissance towards Trenton, for five days; after which, until April 25, it acted as provost-guard in Newbern. On the 28th of April, two companies, commanded by Captains Minot and Tappan, under the orders of Major Sturgis, were sent on an expedition up the At