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stated. He desired to gain possession of Morris Island, then in the enemy's hands, and fortifiedonstructed near Lighthouse Inlet, opposite Morris Island, concealed by the sand hillocks and underg cannonading was heard in the direction of Morris Island, at 5 A. M. on the 10th. Before night worhat all the ground south of Fort Wagner on Morris Island was captured with many guns and prisoners10 had 2,926 effectives there, with 927 on Morris Island, 1,158 on Sullivan's Island, and 850 in th troops from other points were spared when Morris Island was attacked on the 10th; therefore Terry'try. Beauregard also reduced his force on Morris Island and concentrated on James, under command orrespondent of The Reflector, writing from Morris Island a few days later, said:— The boys of tto effect a safe retreat. Afterward, upon Morris Island the colonel of that regiment made similar o report the regiment to General Strong at Morris Island without delay, and at 10 P. M. the embarka
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 5: the greater assault on Wagner. (search)
Fifty-fourth boarded a small steamer, landed on Morris Island, about 5 P. M., and remained near the shore for pounder howitzers. All the northerly portion of Morris Island was in range of Fort Sumter, the eastern James Iesides Fort Gregg, on the northerly extremity of Morris Island, which mounted three guns. Brig.-Gen. Williamction under Stonewall Jackson, was in command of Morris Island, for the Confederates. Wagner's garrison, on the the troops were preparing. Upon arriving at Morris Island, Colonel Shaw and Adjutant James walked toward t:— headquarters Fifty-Fourth Mass. Vols., Morris Island, S. C., Nov. 7, 1863. Brig.-Gen. T. Seymour, Commanding U. S. Forces, Morris Island, S. C. General,—In answer to your request that I furnish you with a reportunteers, Col. R. G. Shaw commanding, landed upon Morris Island and reported at about six o'clock P. M. to Brig. Mason, correspondent of the New York Herald, on Morris Island, wrote under date of July 19, 1863, of the regim
ained during its first term of service, at Morris Island. That day was the saddest in the historgineers, and was situated in the marsh between Morris and James islands. It was constructed upon a umter would necessitate the abandonment of Morris Island, for that accomplished, the enemy could bent on the 21st, demanding the surrender of Morris Island and Sumter, under penalty, if not compliedstomary relieving force every third day to Morris Island. Fire upon us from the James Island batteThe enemy's steamer Sumter, returning from Morris Island early on the 31st with six hundred officerrs no. 131. headquarters U. S. Forces, Morris Island, S. C., Aug. 31, 1863. II. The Fifty-fourthey scoured and patrolled the waters about Morris Island. Throughout the whole siege of Charleston L. M. Keitt, the Confederate commander of Morris Island, had been signalling that his force was tethe troops. Department of the South, Morris Island, S. C., Sept. 15, 1863. It is with no ordin[4 more...]
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 7: bombardment of Charleston. (search)
Chapter 7: bombardment of Charleston. Morris Island was ours; but no sooner had the enemy evac force of this explosion was felt all over Morris Island. Black Island, between Morris and James isMorris and James islands, where we had a battery,, was also frequently shelled. First Sergeant Gray of Company C haa Masonic charter and organized a lodge on Morris Island. The meeting-place was a dry spot in the elief. In recognition of the capture of Morris Island and the demolition of Sumter, General Gill Division, Tenth Army Corps, took place on Morris Island September 24. Partial relief from excessiDecember. After it subsided, the beach of Morris Island was strewn with logs some thirty feet longd, St. Helena Island, Beaufort, Folly, and Morris Island, white and colored, there are none, to myHampshire. On November 28 he started from Morris Island toward James. At last, despairing of crosnd Fourth Pennsylvania, assumed control of Morris Island. His force was composed of one colored br
itched on the 31st. A wood extended nearly to the camp, from which green boughs were brought for shelter and shade as well as fuel. All enjoyed the change of landscape,—green fields, trees, and herbage in place of the sand and sea wastes of Morris Island. Around us troops were encamped or arriving daily. The Third United States Colored Troops joined on the 31st, uniting the brigade, which was enlarged by the assignment to it of the Eighth United States Colored Troops. Some fifty recruits Camp of Instruction, established by direction from Department headquarters on the railroad eight miles from Jacksonville, will be known as Camp Shaw, in memory of the young and devoted patriot who fell in the assault of July 18, 1863, upon Fort Wagner, S. C., and whose name will constantly suggest to the troops of this camp all that is honorable and meritorious. By order of Brig.-Gen. T. Seymour. R. M. Hall, 1st Lieut. 1st U. S. Art'y, Act. Ass't-Adj't-Gen'l. Disregarding his instruc
Chapter 9: Morris Island. Our voyage from Florida terminated at Stono Inlet on the morning of and there crossed on a large flat boat to Morris Island. Shelter for the night was provided in thegiment remained during its continuance on Morris Island. A company was sent to Fort Wagner that e the Third Rhode Island Heavy Artillery on Morris Island, and the Eleventh Maine on Black Island. ost the only dry spot amid the marshes between Morris and James islands. The safety of Lighthouse Iering it altogether a pleasanter spot than Morris Island. Some twenty-five men were detailed dailye. Colonel Hallowell assumed command of Morris Island on the 20th, relieving Colonel Davis, who,ent for the defensive. No mails came to Morris Island for many days, while the steamers were allthe claims of the regiment in person, left Morris Island on June 6, and Major Appleton assumed commofficers under fire in retaliation. Our Morris Island garrison was reinforced on June 13 by the [2 more...]
Lenox, of Company A, bore the national flag, and Corp. Jos. Stiles, of Company F, the State color, in the ranks of Company E. There were 363 enlisted men present. Quartermaster Ritchie was also on the island. Surgeon Briggs was detailed on Morris Island, and an assistant-surgeon (whose name is not known), was temporarily assigned to the regiment. All the horses had been left at Stono. Though partially concealed by woods and irregularities of the ground, we of the Fifty-fourth knew the fo to land. This surprise, which, if successful, might have sealed the fate of Charleston soon after, thus failed. A military court, on Nov. 7, 1864, found that— Colonel Gurney, One Hundred and Twenty-seventh New York Regiment, commanding Morris Island, who was charged with sending the expedition, did not accompany it, but remained at Payne's Dock. There seems to be no sufficient reason for this conduct. The report further says,— The chief cause of failure was the lack of spirit, e
emoved district headquarters from Folly to Morris Island August 2, on September 4 departed North, wWyck of the Fifty-sixth assumed command of Morris Island, relieving Colonel Gurney. Captain Homans,by our officers in Charleston, arrived off Morris Island on the steamer Crescent. An enclosed camp the untiring perseverance of our forces on Morris Island. So correct was their aim, so well did th headquarters Fifty-Fourth Mass. Vols., Morris Island, S. C., Oct. 7, 1864. Brig.-Gen. R. Saxton. ed elsewhere, ordered the Confederates on Morris Island to be conveyed to Fort Pulaski. Accordingorthern District, Department of the South, Morris Island, Nov. 2, 1864. Col. E. N. Hallowell, Fifty days, rendering it bleak and cheerless on Morris Island, exposed to the chilling winds and damp at, Colonel Hallowell remained in command of Morris Island with Captain Walton and Lieutenant Duren o 3 A. M. the next day. This departure from Morris Island was the final one for these eight companie[5 more...]
wounded (of which one hundred and forty were slight cases), and forty-three missing: a total of seven hundred and fifty-four. Of the Fifty-fourth (with six companies engaged, numbering sixteen officers and three hundred men), the loss was one officer killed and three wounded; and of enlisted men, one killed, thirty-five wounded, and four missing: a total of forty-four. Lieutenant Reid, who was killed, fully expected his fate. He gave last injunctions regarding his family before leaving Morris Island to a brother officer. At Hilton Head he purchased an emblem of the Freemasons, with which order he was affiliated. Lieutenant Chipman wrote:— I can remember poor Reid that morning before we broke camp at the landing. He was blue enough, and said to me that it was his last day on earth; that he should be killed in the fight. Lieutenant Reid was a faithful, experienced, and brave officer, and met his death in the forefront of battle, his body lying in advance of the artillery piece
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 13: operations about Pocotaligo. (search)
left wing was ordered to Robertsville. There seemed to be some uncertainty regarding the movements of the Fifty-fourth about this time, for it was rumored at Morris Island that we were to return there, and on the 5th our horses were ordered to Hilton Head. A deserter from the Fiftieth North Carolina came in on the 10th, reportinoster was to cut the railroad on our side anywhere. Admiral Dahlgren should make demonstrations on February 1 and 2 in the Edisto and Stono, and the troops on Morris Island effect a lodgement, if possible, on James Island. Colonel Van Wyck's brigade, of Hatch's division, came to our vicinity on the 29th. Sherman's men near us Meanwhile, during our field service, the following changes had occurred in the Fifty-fourth: Lieutenant Duren, having broken a leg by falling from his horse at Morris Island, went North, and never returned. Lieutenant Littlefield resigned, and Lieutenant Hallett took charge of the camp. Lieutenant Rogers re-joined the regiment fr
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