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Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 9 1 Browse Search
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Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 7: bombardment of Charleston. (search)
To carry out the provisions of the Act for the relief of the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Infantry, Maj. James Sturgis, accompanied by Mr. E. W. Kinsley, a public-spirited citizen, arrived at our camp December 12. They had previously visited the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts, when Colonel Hartwell informed Major Sturgis that neither regiment would receive the relief. Upon meeting Colonel Hallowell the same information was given. At Major Sturgis's request the officers and first sMajor Sturgis's request the officers and first sergeants were then assembled, when the matter was freely discussed. Both gentlemen explained fully the purpose of the Governor and the legislation securing it. Some of the officers and non-commissioned officers replied by a recital of the reasons fto whom they were grateful for the proffered help. The result of his unsuccessful mission was reported in writing by Major Sturgis to the Governor under date of December 13. In his report he says,— I deem it proper to say here, that among the
, Henry, 131. Stewart plantation, 263, 265, 266. Stiles, Joseph, 202. Sterling, J. R., 12. Stone, Lincoln R., 34, 64, 75, 103,105, 109. 145. Stono Inlet, S. C., 51, 141, 186, 197, 200, 215, 234. Stono River, 53, 56, 59,197, 199, 208, 209, 210, 211, 216, 270. Strahan, Charles G., 146. Strength of regiment, 105, 108, 149, 164, 178, 202, 228, 237, 261, 291. Strong, Fort, 134. Strong, George C., 46, 48, 49, 66, 72, 73, 74, 77, 86, 88, 89, 91, 94. Stroud, William H., tug, 318. Sturgis, James, 142. Subscription for monument, 229, 230. Suffhay, Samuel, 217. Sullivan's Island, S. C., 54, 70, 138, 187, 212, 217, 219, 233, 281, 282. Sulsey, Joseph, 188. Summerville, S. C., 310. Sumner, Charles, 14. Sumner, Mrs. Charles W., 16. Sumter bombarded, 106, 111, 133, 141,190, 218. Sumter, Confederate steamer, 116. Sumter, Fort, 69, 70, 106, 110, 111, 113, 120, 128, 133, 135, 139, 141, 187, 190, 192, 218, 220, 282, 314. Sumter, prize steamer, 182. Sumter, Watchman, 2
hich, until April 25, it acted as provost-guard in Newbern. On the 28th of April, two companies, commanded by Captains Minot and Tappan, under the orders of Major Sturgis, were sent on an expedition up the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad, to endeavor to ascertain the strength of the enemy. Captain Bumstead's company was diwhich created great dissatisfaction among the men. The Legislature of Massachusetts appropriated money to make up the deficiency; and the Governor appointed Major James Sturgis, of Boston, assistant Adjutant-General, to proceed to South Carolina to make the payment; but the men refused to receive it. They demanded from the General C. Hoadly, assistant quartermaster-general, Sept. 29, with rank of captain. William Raymond Lee, chief-engineer, Oct. 24, with rank of brigadier-general. James Sturgis, assistant adjutant-general, Nov. 24, with the rank of major. Colonel Theodore Lyman was commissioned assistant Adjutant-General of the State, that he might