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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Twenty-third regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
t Walthal Junction and active at Arrowfield Church; it took part early in the morning of May 16 at Drewry's Bluff, with great loss; Lieutenant-Colonel Chambers was mortally wounded, Captain Raymond taking command of the regiment. It formed part of the forces sent to join the Army of the Potomac, and, reaching Cold Harbor June 1, took active part in the operations there, moving afterward to Petersburg, and taking part in the siege. On September 4 it was ordered to New Berne and stationed on the south side of the Trent River. On September 26 those of the regiment whose term of service had expired were ordered to Massachusetts for muster out. In March, 1865, the regiment took part in a movement into the interior, engaged with loss at Kinston, and was stationed near the town on the Neuse River until ordered to New Berne, May 2; here, on June 25, 1865, it was mustered out of service, and, returning to Massachusetts, received its final discharge and payment at Readville, Mass., July 12.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Twenty-fourth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
e, Mass., during the autumn of 1861, and became its colonel. It left the State Dec. 9, 1861, for Annapolis, Md., and, being assigned to Foster's Brigade, joined General Burnside's expedition to North Carolina, sailing for Hatteras Inlet Jan. 9, 1862. It was present at the battle of Roanoke Island, February 8, and had an advanced position at New Berne, March 14. Occupying headquarters at Camp Lee, the regiment engaged during March in an expedition to Washington, N. C., and in one up the Neuse River. Three companies were sent to Washington again in May; and the remainder of the regiment, moving there in June, met the enemy at Tranters Creek June 5; two companies again serving on detached duty at Washington, N. C., from July 8 to September 12, took part with loss in the engagement on September 6. The first of November the regiment, with the exception of two companies, left on picket at New Berne, took part in the Tarboroa expedition, and engaged in the Goldsboroa expedition in Dece
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1857. (search)
nd the too great draught of water of most of the transports,—the confusion and alarm on board the ships, the noble exertions of Burnside and Foster and other officers, and the wonderful passage of the straits at last, without serious loss, will long be remembered. The first object attempted by the expedition was the capture of Roanoke Island, which was accomplished early in February. After some feints in the direction of Plymouth and Norfolk, General Burnside landed near the mouth of the Neuse, marched his troops within a short distance of the enemy's works, and on the 14th of March, after a short contest with musketry, in which our troops suffered more than the enemy, carried the lines by a brilliant assault, capturing many guns and prisoners. He advanced at once to Newbern, which place was evacuated, and became from this time to the close of the war the Headquarters of our forces in North Carolina. The Twenty-fourth Massachusetts was stationed near Newbern all the summer and
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
ed by their arduous employment, and he began to think of returning to his regiment. On March 11th General Burnside's expedition sailed from Roanoke Island for Newbern, North Carolina, Lieutenant Robeson being still quartered on the flag-steamer Philadelphia, as signal officer. In a letter written March 15th he gives some account of the battle of Newbern:— We arrived Wednesday evening at Slocum's Creek, the place where we were to land our troops, after a beautiful day's sail up the Neuse River, and anchored there for the night. Early Thursday morning we began to land the troops, our gunboats shelling the shore in every direction to drive away any Rebels that might be there. The army were landed very rapidly, and by two o'clock commenced their march towards Newbern, a distance of about twelve miles,—the gunboats keeping up a constant fire on the shore in advance. I was on the gunboat Delaware, Commodore Rowan's flag-ship for the fight, which led the fleet up. We had to procee
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
Thursday, October 23. Beaufort was reached Sunday, October 26, and the regiment immediately proceeded by rail to Newbern, North Carolina, ninety miles up the Neuse River, and thence by transports to Washington, North Carolina. Private Crane participated in the campaign against the Wilmington Railroad, in November, the objective xt morning they opened an artillery fire upon the defences of the town and the barracks of the garrison. They were at once driven back by Union gunboats in the Neuse River, and before night of the 14th retreated into the interior. It was subsequently reported that the Rebel force had marched north to attack the town of Washingtone prudently withdrew to Plymouth, North Carolina. We left this place for Newbern on transports, November 11th. For a month we were in camp on the banks of the Neuse River. December 11th, we began the Goldsborough expedition, undertaken for the purpose of destroying the railroad between Goldsborough and Wilmington. December
Colonel Dearing was sent with a cavalry force to attack Fort Anderson, Barrington's ferry. General Pickett, with Hoke's brigade, three regiments of Corse's brigade, the Eighth and Fifty-first regiments of Clingman's brigade, and ten pieces of artillery, advanced on New Bern by the Dover road. General Pickett, in his official report, states his plan of operations as follows: Barton with his cavalry was to have cut the railroad and cross Brice's creek, taking the forts on the banks of the Neuse, and pass across the railroad bridge; effectually, should he only succeed in the first, cutting off reinforcements. Dearing, by taking Fort Anderson, would have a direct fire on the town and an enfilading fire on the works in front of it. Commander Wood, having secured the gunboats, would co-operate, and I, with the party under my command, create a diversion, draw off the enemy, and if the chance offered, go in the town. Following out this plan, General Hoke, after a brisk skirmish on Mo
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 5: (search)
ust below Kinston, successfully repelled the attack of the gunboats. Taking post on Southwest creek, about 4 miles due west of Kinston, Evans was attacked by Foster on the morning of the 13th. The Federal general marched up the west bank of the Neuse. With his overwhelming force, he turned both flanks of General Evans and compelled his retreat to a position about a mile from the town, covering the bridge over the Neuse. Foster moved on this position at once and attacked again with his infan was awaiting General Foster's advance when he received a summons from that general to surrender! This he promptly declined and prepared for battle, but night coming on, Foster gave up the further pursuit of General Evans on the east bank of the Neuse, and crossed to the west side of the river, encamping in that position for the night. On the 15th he resumed his march up the west bank toward the railroad bridge near Goldsboro, and followed with his attack upon the bridge and its destruction o
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 9: reduction of Newbern—the Albemarle. (search)
others in line ahead. As the vessels were passing through, the co-operating troops appeared on the ramparts of Fort Thompson, waving the Union flag. Shells were then thrown into Fort Lane, next above, without response. The Valley City was directed to hoist the flag over the remaining forts and the flotilla passed rapidly up the river. On opening the Trent River two deserted batteries, mounting two guns each, were seen on the wharves in front of the city. The vessels passed up the Neuse River, the Delaware opening fire on steamboats that were attempting to escape up the river, one of them having a schooner in tow. One of the steamers was run on shore and burned, and two others were captured, together with a schooner laden with commissary stores. At noon the Delaware went alongside the wharf and the inhabitants were informed that it was not intended to injure the town. At this time fires broke out in several parts of the city, probably caused by a similar action to that of
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
117, 1; 135-A; 155, F6; 171 Natchez Bayou, La. 50, 6; 155, E1; 158, F13 Natchitoches, La. 50, 6; 52, 1; 53, 1; 54, 1; 135-A, 155, E1; 158, F13; 171 Natural Bridge, Fla. 146, A3, 146, C5 Neal Dow, Ga. 62, 12; 76, 2; 135-A; 149, G13 Nebraska (Territory) 119, 1; 120, 1; 134, 1; 162-171 Neersville, Va. 27, 1; 116, 2 Camp Nelson, Ky. 102, 2; 141, E1; 150, A11; 151, G12 Defenses 102, 2 Neosho, Mo. 47, 1; 119, 1; 135-A; 160, C10 Neuse River, N. C. 24, 5; 40, 4; 67, 3; 79, 3; 80, 9; 86, 7-86, 9, 86, 16; 91, 3; 105, 5; 117, 1; 131, 2; 135-A; 138, E5 New Albany, Miss. 135-A; 154, D12 Newark, Va. 74, 1; 100, 1 New Baltimore, Va. 7, 1; 21, 13; 22, 6, 22, 7; 45, 6; 74, 1; 100, 1; 137, A6 New Berne, N. C. 24, 5; 40, 4; 67, 3; 76, 2; 91, 3; 105, 5; 117, 1; 131, 2; 135-A; 138, G9; 171 Battle of, March 14, 1862 40, 4 Defenses 131, 2 Vicinity of, May, 1864 67, 3 New Bridge, Va. 16, 1;
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Battles of the Western army in which Albama troops were engaged. (search)
am, S. C., Mar. 9. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 7. —Federal, total loss 56. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 51st Cav., and 3d, 10th Conf. Cav. Near Jacksonville, S. C., Mar. 10. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 65. —Federal, total loss 480. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 51st Cav., and 3d, 10th Conf. Cav. Fayetteville, S. C., Mar. 11. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 13.— Federal, total loss 45. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 51st Cav., and 3d, 10th Conf. Cav. Near Neuse, S. C., Mar. 12. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 6.—Federal, total loss 30. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 51st Cav., and 3d, 10th Conf. Cav. River Rd., S. C., Mar. 13. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 17.—Federal, total loss 25. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 51st Cav., and 3d, 10th Conf. Cav. Silver Run, S. C., Mar. 13. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 14.—Federal, total loss 60. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 51st Cav., and 3d, 10th Conf. Cav. Pine Woods, S. C., Mar.
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