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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1841. (search)
uty was done with his accustomed thoroughness, as his letters show. Fort Albany, Va., August 19, 1861. Here we are at last, within four miles of the Rebel guard,— not a specially agreeable interposition to a man of my ultraism. Fort Albany, September 14. This stationary life in camp, without any security that ebels, rather than die of mildew in these wretched fens near the Potomac. Fort Albany, October 3. Your pleasant picture of placid, rural Concord takes me mild service at first, and then was converted into heavy artillery, and kept at Fort Albany, with always a hope of being ordered into active service. The climate was frdered away by the surgeons. The following letters tell the story:— Fort Albany, October 22, 1861. I am sick to-day. Have had to detail a lieutenant tard, with or without our guns, I should be very glad to go, sick or well. Fort Albany, (toujours,) October 31, 1861. I have checked my hemorrhage, in spite o
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1858. (search)
of time, he finally received a commission as Assistant Surgeon in the Fourteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, commanded by Colonel W. B. Greene, then stationed at Fort Albany; and in February, 1862, he joined the regiment. As month after month rolled by, and while other regiments passed to the front, the Fourteenth still remained he knew he would give his parents, would willingly have taken any position which would bring him into more active service. The dull routine of his duties at Fort Albany was, however, unexpectedly interrupted in August, 1862, by an order sent to Colonel Greene to join the Army of the Potomac, and advance towards the enemy. Dr. riting home, said that Colonel Greene had given him a very handsome letter of recommendation. After an absence of about three weeks, the regiment returned to Fort Albany, much to the disappointment of Dr. Mason, which disappointment was enhanced by the resignation of Colonel Greene, which took place shortly afterwards. Early in