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Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 84 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 26 0 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 17 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative 13 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 13 1 Browse Search
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain 9 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 7 1 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 6 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 6 2 Browse Search
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lieutenant in the Second Massachusetts Infantry; and after serving with his company and on the staff of Gen. George H. Gordon, he was promoted to a captaincy. Colonel Shaw was of medium height, with light hair and fair complexion, of pleasing aspect and composed in his manners. His bearing was graceful, as became a soldier and gtleman. His family connections were of the highest social standing, character, and influence. He married Miss Haggerty, of New York City, on May 2, 1863. Captain Shaw arrived in Boston on February 15, and at once assumed the duties of his position. Captain Hallowell was already there, daily engaged in the executive business of a pretty important step that I have just taken. I have given my name to be forwarded to Massachusetts for a commission in the Fifty-fourth Negro Regiment, Colonel Shaw. This is no hasty conclusion, no blind leap of an enthusiast, but the result of much hard thinking. It will not be at first, and probably not for a long time
ifty-fourth Massachusetts (colored) troops, Colonel Shaw commanding, arrived safely in this harbor tdepartment the other colored regiment which Colonel Shaw tells me you are now organizing and have inthis first afternoon on South Carolina soil Colonel Shaw thoughtfully sent to the officers a presentng arrival at Hilton Head until noon. There Colonel Shaw was instructed by General Hunter to report olonel Montgomery was on board, and hailing Colonel Shaw from the deck, said, How soon can you be re night at St. Simon's, fifteen miles away. Colonel Shaw wrote two official letters bearing upon thiy answer was vouchsafed to this letter; but Colonel Shaw afterward ascertained that Colonel Montgomeegiment was also ordered away. About noon, Colonel Shaw reported his arrival and was ordered to St.re not to take part in active operations. Colonel Shaw's disappointment found courteous expressionited the camp of the Second South Carolina. Colonel Shaw and others attended a celebration of the da[7 more...]
ms of the several regiments were beating the long-roll. But a few moments sufficed for the Fifty-fourth to form, when Colonel Shaw marched it to the right and some little distance to the rear, where it halted, faced to the front, and stood in line o been protected; but that in other cases short shrift was given, and three men had been shot and others bayonetted. Colonel Shaw had despatched Adjutant James to report that the old line was re-established. He returned with the following message regiment. They have done all they could do. During the afternoon a mail was received. After reading their letters Colonel Shaw and Lieutenant-Colonel Hallowell conversed. The colonel asked the major if he believed in presentiments, and added thor the current was strong, and the crowded soldiers obstructed the rowers in their task. It was an all night's work. Colonel Shaw saw personally to the embarkation; and as daylight was breaking he stepped in with the last boat-load, and himself gui
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 5: the greater assault on Wagner. (search)
eparing. Upon arriving at Morris Island, Colonel Shaw and Adjutant James walked toward the front er was to be stormed that evening. Knowing Colonel Shaw's desire to place his men beside white troon, I know, are worn out, but do as you choose. Shaw's face brightened, and before replying, he reque on to the position assigned. Detaining Colonel Shaw to take supper with him, General Strong ses again waved, untrammelled, in the air. Colonel Shaw, at about 6.30 P. M., mounted and accompanil, who will lift the flag and carry it on? Colonel Shaw, standing near, took a cigar from between he away to give the signal for advancing. Colonel Shaw calmly walked up and down the line of his rt unendurable, the signal to advance came. Colonel Shaw walked along the front to the centre, and gs coming, and were awaiting the blow. With Colonel Shaw leading, sword in hand, the long advance ovlls into which the men stumbled or fell. Colonel Shaw led the regiment to the left toward the cur[6 more...]
t the citizens, and especially the Germans. At the stockade the captives gave no trouble, and readily conformed to the rules. The wardens took great pride in their office. At roll-calls they accurately dressed the lines, and doubtless imparted some useful hints to the Confederate officers. From Major McDonald, Fifty-first North Carolina, who was present in Wagner during the assault of July 18, 1863, very interesting particulars of the affair were obtained. He confirmed the story of Colonel Shaw's death and manner of burial. After a few days' experience the prisoners lost all fear of being struck by stray shells thrown by their friends; but they watched the bombardment always with interest, so far as they were able. When Wagner opened, the heavy Parrott projectiles passed directly over the camp, but high in air. Our charges lounged about during the day, visiting friends, or played cards, smoked, and read. There were ingenious fellows who passed much time making chains, cross
er to Q. A. Gillmore, 102. Shaw Glee Club, 234. Shaw Guards, 318, 320. Shaw, R. G., 5. Shaw, Robert G., 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 15, 19, 20, 25, 30, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 57, 62, 66, 67, 72, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 88, 89, 90, 92, 94, 95, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 107, 156, 226, 229. Shaw, Robert G., letter to Chas. G. Halpine, 43. Shaw, Robert G., letter to John A. Andrew, 47. Shaw, Robert G., letter to Geo. C. Strong, 49. Shaw Monument, 229, 230. Shaw, Mrs. Robert G., 5,134. Shaw, Sarah Blake, 5. Shaw School, 230. Sheridan, P. H., 288. Sherman, William T., 236, 253, 258, 260, 261, 262, 264, 265, 267, 269, 270, 271, 272, 275, 287, 288, 289, 307. Sherman's Western Army, 253, 258, 260, 261, 265, 266, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 275, 286, 287. Shooting for insubordination, 190. Sick, 23, 35, 48, 51, 108, 116, 125, 131,147, 151, 197, 261, 285, 307, 317. Sickles, Daniel E., 218. Siege of Savannah, Jones, 252. Silliman, William,