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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 383 7 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 102 2 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 15 3 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 16, 1865., [Electronic resource] 15 1 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 13 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 12 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 8 6 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 8 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 6 2 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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olonel Lee, Major Revere, and Adjutant Charles L. Peirson, of Salem, were taken prisoners, and confined in a cell as hostages at Richmond. We shall have occasion to speak of these gentlemen in subsequent chapters. The Twenty-first Regiment was recruited at Camp Lincoln, at Worcester. The men belonged to the central and western portions of the Commonwealth. This was one of the five regiments recruited in Massachusetts for special service, designed originally to be commanded by General Thomas W. Sherman, but which command was afterwards given to General Burnside; but of which more in the next chapter. Augustus Morse, of Leominster, one of the three major-generals of militia of the Commonwealth, was commissioned colonel. A. C. Maggi, of New Bedford, who had volunteered as quartermaster-sergeant in the Third Regiment of the three months militia, was commissioned lieutenant-colonel. He was an Italian by birth, a citizen by choice, and a thoroughly educated officer. William S. Cl
chusetts companies in New-York regiments General Sherman's command liberality of the people batt justifies your waiting for him there. General Sherman came to Boston to confer privately with ter-General Thomas W. Sherman, U. S. A. General Sherman arrived in Boston about the first of Sept energies to complete these regiments for General Sherman. It was a great surprise, then, that, afState was interested, the promise made to General Sherman that he should have three of the Massachuo General Butler's command, and denied to General Sherman's. On the 2d of October, the Secretary one, as soon as possible. The name of General Sherman henceforth ceased to appear in the corresshall do exactly by you as I have done by General Sherman and General Burnside,—that is to say, I sin this correspondence. By interference, General Sherman lost his original expeditionary command, y; but, having given his promise first to General Sherman to furnish certain regiments for him, he [23 more...]
ment, that I was enabled, with Senator Wilson's assistance, to have action taken by the War Department. Secretary Stanton issued orders immediately, by telegraph, to the commander of the fort and to the colonel of the regiment, which I subsequently ascertained were of great service in obtaining the necessary comforts for the men. On my return to New York, a fortnight after, I found the regiment in good condition. The Twenty-eighth sailed, on the 16th of February, from New York, to join General Sherman at Port Royal, S. C. The Fifth Battery was encamped on Capitol Hill, and had been assigned to General Franklin's division. The officers had preferred to be put in General Fitz John Porter's division, as he had many Massachusetts regiments in his command. This he effected with the aid of Messrs. Elliot and Gooch, members of Congress. He next visited the camps of the Seventh and Tenth Regiments at Brightwood, about six miles from Washington. He says, Although the weather had been
e passage of the Fifty-fourth (colored) Regiment through Boston departure for South Carolina death of Colonel Shaw at Fort Wagner letter of the Governor to Captain Sherman-letter to General Hamilton, of Texas Major Burt plan to invade Texas Mortality of Massachusetts regiments in Louisiana War steamers rights of colored solevoted his wealth and talents for years in the interests of the American Peace Society. While our Forty-eighth Regiment was in the Department of the Gulf, Captain Sherman, of Company F, wrote to the Governor respecting certain officers in that department, whose sympathies, if judged by their language, were on the side of the rebels. On the fourth day of March, the Governor wrote to Captain Sherman thanking him for his letter, and said,— I well understand the cry of every honest soldier, and his scorn and disgust at the insidious croakers, in the midst of the army, who fight feebly with their hands, while they sow dissension with their mouths; hire
Jenks, were attached to the Second Brigade, commanded by Colonel Farr of the Twenty-sixth Massachusetts Volunteers, of the Second Division, commanded by Brigadier-General Sherman, of the Nineteenth Corps. On the 15th of January, by orders from headquarters Defences of New Orleans, two companies were detached, and ordered to repmbers were small from constant details for various detached duties, yet a regular system of drill was kept up. The post was deemed of the utmost importance by General Sherman, and Colonel Stedman was ordered to use the strictest vigilance and care in the management of its affairs. June 9.—A detachment of one hundred men, under crrived at New Orleans, and reported to General Banks Jan. 1, 1863; was then referred to General Auger, who gave orders to proceed to Carrollton, and report to General Sherman. The regiment was ordered, Jan. 11, to the United-States barracks, to relieve the Thirtieth Massachusetts; and the colonel was put in command of the post.
army of Virginia within the fortifications of Richmond. Grant had crossed the James River, and, practically, laid siege to Richmond and Petersburg,—aided by the Army of the James, under the command of Major-General Butler. In the mean time, Sherman, with his Army of the Tennessee and the Cumberland, had advanced towards Atlanta, and taken it, and was preparing for his grand march to the sea, through the State of Georgia to Savannah. The wisdom of General Grant's plan of the war is seen iny of the Tennessee and the Cumberland, had advanced towards Atlanta, and taken it, and was preparing for his grand march to the sea, through the State of Georgia to Savannah. The wisdom of General Grant's plan of the war is seen in this: that, by pressing the rebel forces under General Lee, and keeping them in daily activity, he made it impossible for the latter to spare enough of his force to prevent the advance of Sherman. Thus stood the loyal and the rebel forces on the 1st of July, 1864
his time may prove fatal to all our efforts. He then notices the bitter hostility of Major-General Sherman to recruiting agents coming into his army, and said,— By appointing, as one of our agents, a gentleman who resides in the vicinity of Sherman's army, who is well known about there, I think that the matter can be arranged satisfactory, and that he will raise no further objection tnow at work in carrying it out, and illustrating the truth of the doctrines which it embodies. Sherman, the gallant soldier whose radiant course from Chattanooga culminated at Atlanta in immortal rese to remember our brothers—braver men never lived—who have upheld the honor of our flag, under Sherman at Atlanta, under Sheridan at Winchester, under Grant at Petersburg, on the land; under Farragufore Petersburg and Richmond; the Mississippi had been opened from its source to its mouth; and Sherman, with his Army of the Tennessee and the Cumberland, was making his triumphant march to the ocea<
re Lyman State prisoners in Maryland letter to James Freeman Clarke Freedman'sbureau emigration South letter to General Sherman Governor'sstaff Governor declines re-election Republican Convention Democratic Convention reception of the flag. The Army of the Potomac was yet in the trenches before Petersburg and Richmond, and Lee held the Confederate Capitol; Sherman had not yet completed his gallant march to the sea, and Thomas still faced the enemy behind his breast-works in front ofland had put forth their leaves and blossoms, the Confederate armies had laid down their arms at the demand of Grant and Sherman, but not before many of the sons of Massachusetts and of other loyal States had offered up their precious lives, and wat. . . . This result has promptly succeeded upon the extraordinary and brilliant exploits of the army commanded by Major-General Sherman, whose march through the States of Georgia, South Carolina, and far into the State of North Carolina, while it sw