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gave publicity to the efforts of Governor Andrew and the committee. Among the persons who aided the project by speeches or as agents were George E. Stephens, Daniel Calley, A. M. Green, Charles L. Remond, William Wells Brown, Martin R. Delany, Stephen Myers, O. S. B. Wall, Rev. William Jackson, John S. Rock, Rev. J. B. Smith, Rev. H. Garnett, George T. Downing, and Rev. J. W. Loqueer. Recruiting stations were established, and meetings held at Nantucket, Fall River, Newport, Providence, Pittsfield, New York City, Philadelphia, Elmira, and other places throughout the country. In response the most respectable, intelligent, and courageous of the colored population everywhere gave up their avocations, headed the enlistment rolls, and persuaded others to join them. Most memorable of all the meetings held in aid of recruiting the Fifty-fourth was that at the Joy Street Church, Boston, on the evening of February 16, which was enthusiastic and largely attended. Robert Johnson, Jr., pre
night. Early on September 1 our land batteries opened on Sumter, and the monitors on Wagner. Four arches in the north face of Sumter with platforms and guns were carried away. Lieut. P. S. Michie, United States Engineers, was temporarily in charge of the advance works on the right. Much work was done in strengthening the parapets and revetting the slopes. Our Fifty-fourth detail went out under Lieutenant Higginson that morning, and had one man wounded. Rev. Samuel Harrison, of Pittsfield, Mass., commissioned chaplain of the regiment, arrived that day. September 2 the land batteries were throwing some few shots at Sumter and more at Wagner. Capt. Jos. Walker, First New York Engineers, started the sap at 7 P. M. in a new direction under heavy fire. Considering that the trench was but eighty yards from Wagner, good progress was made. The sap-roller could not be used, because of torpedoes planted thereabout. Our fire was concentrated upon Wagner on the 3d, to protect sappi
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
cate No. Dist. Dept. So. Died 25 May 74 Pittsfield, Mass. Duren, Charles Maltby; 1st Lieut. and. 17 Feb 46 Gt. Barrington; single; student; Pittsfield. 2d Lt 3 Je 63, must. 10 Jly; 1st Lt 19 Jln, Conn. Bird, Levi 37, mar.; blacksmith; Pittsfield. 23 Apl. 63; died 10 Jly 65 Charleston, S. Ringgold, George W. Corpl. 20, sin.; barber; Pittsfield. 28 Feb 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Robinson, Le C. $50. Franklin, Eli 32, mar.; laborer; Pittsfield. 18 Mch 63; died of wounds 31 Jly 63 Gen. H. I; dis. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Pittsfield. Weir, James S. 18, sin.; foreman; Roches porter; Pittsfield. 14 Jly 64; 20 Aug 65. Pittsfield. —— Princeton, William 33, sin.; farmer; ly 65 in street fight Charleston, S. C. $50. Pittsfield. Powell, James H. Corpl. 20, sin.; farmerrge A. 23, —— —— —— 14 Jly 63; 20 Aug 65. —— Pittsfield. Wilson, Henry 19, sin.; laborer; PittsfiPittsfield. 17 Dec 63; died 31 Jly 65 Charleston, S. C. Dysentery. $325. woods, Stewart W., 27, sin.; la var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));