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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), chapter 15 (search)
William Reid, an old sailor and man-of-war's man, who was on board the Owasco, was one of the heroes of the fight at Galveston. During the hottest moments of the battle between the Owasco and the rebel batteries, this man, who is forty-eight years of age, received a severe wound while in the act of loading his rifle. His two forefingers on his left hand were shot away, and the surgeon ordered him below, but he refused to go, and tying his pocket-handkerchief around his fingers, he remained o
is any fighting to be done, I will stay on deck!
After the engagement was over the noble-hearted sailor had his wounds dressed and properly attended to. He is now on board the Owasco, and whenever they beat to general quarters you will see William Reid standing at his post ready for orders.
He was told one day by the Captain to go below, as he was on the sick-list, and his place was in the hospital; he was displeased with this remark and replied: No, Captain, my eyes are good and I can pull
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter
: operations of the 55 Mississippi Squadron in the latter part of and in 1864 . (search)
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died., List of
Massachusetts officers and soldiers killed in action. (search)
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died.,
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died., Index of names of persons. (search)
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Paroles of the
Army of Northern Virginia. (search)
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition., Chapter
The Daily Dispatch: October 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], The value and Necessity of sea-coast Defences. (search)
Unfortunate accident. --The Lynchhurg Republican, of yesterday, says: Tuesday night, Mr. William Reid, a member of Preston's artillery, encamped near this city, was accident tally shot by a sentinel. The circumstances of the sad occurrence are as follows: At about nine o'clock, while the members of the company were engaged in getting ready to start for Richmond yesterday morning, a loud report was heard in the camp, and Reid immediately cried out that he was shot, and upon examinatit was heard in the camp, and Reid immediately cried out that he was shot, and upon examination it was found that the ball had passed through both legs. The blood was gushing from the wound so freely that, had not some of his comrades stopped its flow by a light bandage, death would have speedily ensued. Dr. Owens, Sr., was immediately called in, and the wounded man properly cared for. The injuries, while very painful, we understand, are not likely to terminate fatally with proper attention.