ing the Rebellion.
The General Government having at last adopted this policy, he visited Washington in January, 1863, and as the result of a conference with Secretary Stanton, received the following order, under which the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was organized:—
War Department, Washington City, Jan. 20, 186ns on the appropriate staff bureaus and officers, for the proper transportation, organization, supplies, subsistence, arms and equipments of such volunteers. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War.
With this document the Governor at once returned to Boston, anxious to begin recruiting under it before the Government could reconsidhen so mustered is that of any and all other volunteers.
I desire further to state to you that when I was in Washington on one occasion, in an interview with Mr. Stanton, the Secretary of War, he stated in the most emphatic manner that he would never consent that free colored men should be accepted into the service to serve as s
mons, Robert J. 1st sergeant, Co. B, wounded; died a prisoner, in Aug. 1863, at Charleston, S. C.
Private, Co. I; roster says: Missing, and nothing further.
Name in list of prisoners, June 13, 1864, at Charleston, S. C.
Private, Co. G, wounded; died a prisoner, in Feb., 1865, at Florence, S. C.
Private, Co. B, wounded; exchanged, March 4, 1865, at Goldsboro, S. C.; returned to regiment, June 7, 1865.
Thomas, George W. Private, t Wagner.
You will perceive by the papers an order from the president, determining what the action of the government will be, for the purpose of affording all the protection in its power against the barbarism of the enemy.
Yours truly, Edwin M. Stanton. Hon. Charles Sumner. Boston, Mass.
M. L. Bonham, the governor of South Carolina, on Aug. 10, 1863, ordered the provost-marshal's court for Charleston district to be convened, for the trial of such slaves as had been captured on James
0, 293, 294,297, 299, 300, 301, 304, 305, 310, 311.
Olustee Station, Fla., 157, 159, 160, 171, 172.
Orangeburg, S. C., 275.
Order of Q. A. Gillmore, 126.
Order of Abraham Lincoln, 96.
Order of Truman Seymour, 156, 182.
Order of Edwin M. Stanton, 2.
Order of Alfred H. Terry, 117.
Osborn, Francis A., 115.
Otis, Mrs., Harrison Gray, 16.
Otis, Theodore, 16.
Ottawa, gunboat, 151, 177.
Owen, Robert Dale, 23.
Owendaw, Creek, S. C., 275.
Ox Swamp, S. C., 293.
St. John's River, Fla., 151, 179, 184.
St. Mary, Confederate steamer, 153.
St. Mary's River, Fla., 154,155, 172.
St. Simon's Island, Ga., 39, 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47.
St. Stephen's Depot, S. C., 284.
Staggett's Mill, S. C., 308.
Stanton, Edwin M., 2.
State Road, 256, 263, 266.
Statesburg, S. C., 296, 298, 299, 300, 306.
Stearns, George L., 11, 12.
Stearns, Mary E., 16.
Stephens, George E., 12, 56, 92, 166, 315.
Stephenson, J. H., 15, 23.
Steuart, George H., 196.