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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1857. (search)
nd the great naval contest of the 7th of April ended unsuccessfully for us. In June, General Gillmore relieved General Hunter, and soon afterwards he commenced the series of operations by which he captured Fort Wagner and silenced Fort Sumter. Folly Island was first seized, and then a landing effected on Morris Island, at the northern extremity of which was Fort Wagner. Some of Lieutenant Perkins's letters written at this time, besides giving an excellent picture of what was going on, show unconsciously how bravely he was bearing up against debility and sickness, and how faithfully he was doing his duty, in spite of all depressing influences. Seabrook Island, South Carolina, July 10, 1863. They are banging away furiously on Folly Island. About five o'clock this morning the fire commenced, and it has been very heavy down to this time, seven A. M. Every regiment in the department, but two or three, is up there on Folly. Six companies only of the Twenty-fourth have gone. Four
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1860. (search)
colored troops. I have just come in from the front with my regiment, where we were sent as soon as the Rebels retired. This shows that the events of the morning did not destroy the General's confidence in us. Cole's Island (opposite Folly Island), July 17, 4 P. M. James Island was evacuated last night by our forces. My regiment started first, at half past 9, P. M. Not a thing was moved until after dark, and the Rebels must have been astonished this morning. Terry went there orihe transport General Hunter, in a boat which took about fifty at a time. There they breakfasted on the same fare, and had no other food before entering into the assault on Fort Wagner in the evening. The General Hunter left Cole's Island for Folly Island at six A. M., and the troops landed at Pawnee Landing about half past 9, A. M., and thence marched to the point opposite Morris Island, reaching there about two o'clock in the afternoon. They were transported in a steamer across the inlet, an
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
ere we see the guiding principles which led him to take his life in his hand and to ally himself with a despised race, in the hope of doing something for their elevation and the salvation of his native land. Here are the sentiments plainly expressed by him in health and strength, which he cherished as his chief consolation in the sad hours of his lonely sickness and death. His regiment was ordered in July to Newbern, North Carolina. After staying there a few days, it was transported to Folly Island, where it participated in the siege of Fort Wagner. Soon after his arrival in that trying climate, Alden was taken sick, and, the surgeon's efforts to check the disease proving unavailing, nothing remained but to seek home air again. After a great struggle he sent in his resignation, and set out for the North on the 2d of October; but too late. At Hilton Head he was just too late for the steamer for New York, and could only be taken to the army hospital, where he died October 5, 1863.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
n sent to take part in the attack on Charleston, and encamped on Folly Island, where he accompanied it. He there passed most of his remaining phic account of the Sunday inspection. Soon after arriving at Folly Island he had been placed third in the order for promotion on the list dom of Heaven. Soon after, with his regiment, he returned to Folly Island. In the latter part of May, 1864, he was sick for two weeks or h, and handsome soldier that he was, through the desert heats of Folly Island, the toilsome fatigue of the trenches before Wagner, the malariogive them their just pay, we returned to our former position on Folly Island, taking new ground near the fortifications at Stono Inlet. Here Captain Crane's company, however, had been left in garrison at Folly Island, and, dreading lest he should be ordered back, he volunteered to an expedition, but his company left behind at Fort Delafield on Folly Island. He volunteered to go in any position where his services were n
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1865. (search)
ch I held in my hand ready for close fighting. . . . . My loss was very heavy; out of about seventy men I had on picket, the total loss, killed, wounded, and missing, was, forty-five men,—pretty heavy for three companies. When we reached our line it was in order of battle, the batteries ready, and the gunboats. Then the Rebels caught it. They were sent back double-quick. The whole regiment then went on picket, was relieved that night, and marched by causeways to the neighborhood of Folly Island. . . . . My men report three to have surrendered, and then to have been shot; but wounded men were often kindly treated, and told not to be alarmed, as they should not be harmed. This last was where officers were. In the marsh, where my men were, there were no officers, and, of course, no restraint. Wilson was a splendid fellow: he died like a hero. Where he lay was tramped in a circle of twenty feet or so where he had kept three cavalry men and some infantry at bay. Good by, dear fat