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Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 1: organization of the regiment. (search)
almer to Co. I. The Staff and Line were commissioned on Aug. 22. The roster follows: Field staff. Colonel, Edward W. Hinks, of Lynn; Lieutenant Colonel, Arthur F. Devereux, of Salem; Major, Henry J. Howe, of Haverhill; Surgeon, J. Franklin Dyer, of Gloucester; Assistant Surgeon, Josiah N. Willard, of Boston; Chaplain, Joseph Levi Shaw, of Rockport. non-commissioned staff. Sergeant Major, Samuel Baxter, of Newburyport; Quartermaster Sergeant Oliver F. Briggs, of Boston: Commissary Sergeant, Elisha A. Hinks of Orrington, Me.; Hospital Steward, William E. Barrows, of Andover; Principal Musician, Joseph L. Kendall, of Lynnfield; Leader of Band, John A. Spofford, of South Reading; Drum Major, Stephen J. Newman, Cambridge. Company A. Captain, Moses P. Stanwood, of West Newbury; First Lieut., Charles M. Merritt, of Lynn; 2nd Lieut., Isaac H. Boyd, of West Newbury. Company B. Captain, Elijah P. Rogers, of Newbury; First Lieut., John Hodges, Jr., of Salem; Second Lieut.,
th the colonel's orderly, rode up and informed him that guard mounting was about to be held, with music, and that he with Fifer John McCammon, (one of the best fifers in the army), were to report immediately to Adjt. Chadwick at guard mounting parade. The two musicians quitted the stream just as they were, only stopping to empty the water from their boots and wring out their shirts. They reported on parade to Adjt. Chadwick, who handed to Newman the drum which he had placed in the Commissary Sergeant's wagon, and to Fifer McCammon a fine fife. For the Assembly of the Guard they played Jefferson and Liberty, this being the first music heard in the camp of the Second Corps since the Battle of Fair Oaks. For the Inspection of the Guard they played Yankee Doodle, with variations. The music attracted the attention of the entire corps and everyone seemed to enter into the spirit of the occasion. The men seized the first thing that came handy and, beginning to form to the left, exten
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 19: at Bolivar Heights. (search)
1862, for being absent for three months without explaining the cause. The promotions were richly deserved and were for gallantry and good conduct. Hume, Briggs and Newcomb had thus each been promoted a second time for gallantry and Sergeants Adams, Driver, Hill, Wellock, Claffey, Chubbuck and Tilton were advanced for like reasons. Sergeants Charles P. Abbott and William Stone were recommended for promotion for gallantry. Private Thomas F. Winthrop of Company C was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant; Patrick Hardy of Company E was transferred to Company K as Corporal; Sergeant E. A. Hall, of Company F, was promoted to Sergeant Major; Corporal Hugh J. Carr was transferred to Company G as Sergeant and Private Edward Maloney of Company H, was transferred to Company E, as Corporal. The gain to the various companies from unassigned recruits during the month of October had been 31; discharged from disability, 6; discharged by order, for re-enlistment in the regular service 8, dropp
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 33: the advance to Culpepper and Bealton. (search)
63, is as follows: Col. Devereux, still on detached service, Boston harbor. Lieut. Col. Wass, in command 3d Brigade, 2nd Div., 2nd Corps. Major Edmund Rice, in command of regiment. Co. C.Second Lieut. Joseph W. Snellen, promoted from Commissary Sergeant, to date July 16, 1863. Co. E.Capt. John P. Reynolds, Jr., returned Sept. 1, and mustered as captain to date Feb. 27th. Co. F.Capt. Chas. M. Merritt, on detached service, General Martindale's headquarters, Washington. Transferred from C company. Asst. Surg. W. D. Knapp, returned to duty Sept. 25, 1863, from hospital. Second Lieut. Charles L. Merrill, transferred to Invalid Corps, S. O. 202, Headquarters Second Corps, Aug. 30. John Y. Small, private, Co. A, promoted to Commissary Sergeant, Sept. 25, 1863, at Raccoon Ford, vice Snelling, promoted to Second Lieutenant. Private Adolph Mahnitz, Co. B, returned at Morrisville, Va., Sept. 6, from prisoner of war, captured July 1, at Taneytown, Md. Private John Doherty, Co. E.,
sacks, etc. went in on the double quick. Many of the men were nearly exhausted but they drove the enemy across a field and into a wood, in the edge of which they made a stand. The two companies of skirmishers then took a position under the brow of a hill and lay down, all the while keeping up a brisk fire. The enemy made many attempts to break through the line, but were repulsed every time. Just before dark they opened a brisk fire upon the skirmishers, who held their ground. The Orderly Sergeant, Thomas P. Manning, was killed, and one man was wounded. At dark the line of skirmishers was advanced nearly to the wood and received but three shots, which injured no one. At half past 9 they were relieved, having been out ten hours. When these two companies, K and E, were advanced in the morning, the rest of the regiment was ordered to the right to support the skirmish line of the 72nd Pennsylvania Volunteers whose whole field force was deployed. Companies H and G were here deplo
bability that many would either be killed or wounded before their term expired. Men who re-enlisted on December 21ST, 1863, at Stevensburg, Va. non-commissioned officers and men: Wm. M. Curtis, Sergeant Major. George M. Ritchie, Quartermaster Sergeant. James P. Clare, Principal Musician. Co. A.Giles D. W. Johnson, First Sergeant. Benjamin F. Falls, Sergeant. Samuel A. Bridges, Sergeant. Edwin R. Bartlett, Corporal. James H. Lord, Musician. Charles Bradley. Richard Burrill. . 24thCo. C.Horatio Fellows. 4thCo. D.Nelson E. Knights, Sergeant. 4thCo. D.Patrick Fitzgerald. 24thCo. D.Abram F. Warner, Corporal. 24thCo. B.Patrick Cronan. 4thCo. E.Mark Gorey. 4thCo. F.Mathias Bixby, Sergeant. 4thJohn P. Small, Commissary Sergeant N. C. S. 1863.—Annual return of the Alterations and Casu- Alties, incident to the Nineteenth regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers during the year 1863. Designations of posts and Stations at which the deaths, Desertions, etc. Occurr
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 42: batteries Eleven and Twelve and Fort Rice. Battle at Boydton Plank Road. (search)
the following changes in the command. Captain Elisha A. Hinks, discharged for disability, on account of wounds, Oct. 7th, 1862. Capt. Wm. F. Rice, discharged, expiration of service, Oct. 9, 1864. Quartermaster Thomas F. Winthrop, discharged, expiration of service, October 9th, 1864. Lieut. Chas. S. Palmer, discharged, expiration of service, Oct. 9, 1864. Capt. Isaac N. Mudgett, transferred by S. O. 250, W. D., Oct. 21st, 1864. Lieut. Geo. M. Ritchie, promoted from Quartermaster Sergeant, Oct. 21. Lieut. J. Frederick Aytoun, promoted from Sergeant, Oct 13th, 1864. Lieut. Ed. N. Schoff, promoted from hospital steward, Oct. 21, 1864. Gain: October 21, 1864. First Andrew Sharpshooters, consolidated with Nineteenth Massachusetts, by S. O. 289, W. D., A. G. O. Co. K.Sergt. Chas. Harrington. Corp. Samuel D. Chase. Private Marcus P. Arnold. Private Noah Bentley. Private Ed. Bestwick. Private Geo. E. Franklin. Private Frank Matto. Private A. G. Plympton