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Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 1: organization of the regiment. (search)
to Co. B; John P. Reynolds, Jr. to Co. D; Henry A. Hale to Co. H; George W. Batchelder, to Co. C; and Wm. L. Palmer to Co. I. The Staff and Line were commissioned on Aug. 22. The roster follows: Field staff. Colonel, Edward W. Hinks, of Lynn; Lieutenant Colonel, Arthur F. Devereux, of Salem; Major, Henry J. Howe, of Haverhill; Surgeon, J. Franklin Dyer, of Gloucester; Assistant Surgeon, Josiah N. Willard, of Boston; Chaplain, Joseph Levi Shaw, of Rockport. non-commissioned staff. ver; Principal Musician, Joseph L. Kendall, of Lynnfield; Leader of Band, John A. Spofford, of South Reading; Drum Major, Stephen J. Newman, Cambridge. Company A. Captain, Moses P. Stanwood, of West Newbury; First Lieut., Charles M. Merritt, of Lynn; 2nd Lieut., Isaac H. Boyd, of West Newbury. Company B. Captain, Elijah P. Rogers, of Newbury; First Lieut., John Hodges, Jr., of Salem; Second Lieut., James T. Lurvey, of Lowell. Company C. Captain, Joseph Scott Todd, of Rowley; First Lieut
erybody was cheering. Hasty farewells were said, and the train slowly started over the South Reading Branch of the Eastern railroad. The farmhouses along the route were alive with people who shouted and waved handkerchiefs in farewell to the troops. The station at Salem was filled with the friends and relatives of the men; a salute was fired from a small cannon and the officers were presented with bouquets. There was no time for a special demonstration, however, and the train went on to Lynn, the home of Colonel Hinks, en route to Boston, where a great crowd greeted it. The regimental wagon train then was larger than that of an army corps in active service later. Each company had a four-horse wagon, headquarters two, quartermaster four. There were in all sixteen wagons, painted the regulation blue, beside the ambulances. Boston was reached at 5.15 o'clock and an immense crowd welcomed the regiment at the station. The men quickly formed in column and marched through Cana
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 17: to South Mountain and Antietam. (search)
night, on this eve of the battle of Antietam, Bachelder asked his junior officer, as he sat reading his Bible, to read a chapter aloud. Surprised at the captain's request, he happily complied and was asked to continue until several chapters had been read. Then, under the same blanket, they lay down to rest, but not to sleep, for Capt. Bachelder, as if forewarned of the fate which was to be his within a few hours, talked as he never had before to Newcomb in regard to the affairs of the company; telling him, among other things, of certain money, The Company Fund, which he had from time to time sent home to his father in Lynn for safe keeping, advising him in regard to matters pertaining to the company and making in general such arrangements as one would make if taking leave of them forever. Then they slept,—Capt. Bachelder his last on earth, for he was killed in the battle of the following day; Newcomb being spared, but to answer the final summons in the next battle,—Fredericksbu
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 40: prison experiences. (search)
was poor and, hungry as I was, I could not swallow it. Aug. 5th. Rations—a pint of boiled rice and meat. Aug. 25th. Rations changed today Bread, a small piece of ham fat less than a pint of raw, buggy beans and a small piece of raw, fresh beef. For wood to cook with we had two pine branches to be divided between 90 men. Aug. 26th. Rations—bread, ham fat and rice. About all we think of is rations. Aug. 28th. James Ridlon, of Co. E, died today. Aug. 30th. Henry Bowler, of Lynn, died today. Sept. 7th. The Rebs commenced to take out the prisoners by detachments today, they say to exchange. We have orders to be ready at a moment's notice. Oct. 1st. Oh, for something new. Oct. 13th. Pleasant today. Suffer terribly by night. My cloths are wearing out. My shirt is almost in pieces, my blouse sleeves are about gone. Cold weather is coming on. Only about one meal per day. What are we coming to? God help me! Oct. 24th. Charlie Rowley died today. Thus t
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 44: in camp at
Bailey's Cross Roads
. Muster out. (search)
were two of the four members of this regiment, who, on the 3d of July, 1863, at Gettysburg, captured the battle flags of the Fourteenth, Nineteenth, Fifty-Third and Fifty-Seventh Virginia Regiments. The others were Sergeant B. F. Falls, Co. A, of Lynn, who fell mortally wounded at Spottsylvania, May 12, and Private John Robinson, of Co. I, of Boston, now a prisoner of war. At the close of this interesting ceremony, the Nineteenth and other regiments, whose members had received medals, being dra Wilderness, May 6th; four at Gettysburg, by Sergt. Benj. F. Falls, Sergt. Benj. Jellison, Corp. Jos. DeCastro and Sergt. John Robinson; one at Spottsylvania Court House, (Thirty-Third No. Carolina) by First Sergeant Samuel E. Viall, of Co. E, of Lynn, mortally wounded on North Anna River, May 24th; and one at Hatcher's Run, Oct. 27th, (Forty-Seventh North Carolina) by Sergeant Daniel F. Murphy, Co. F, of Boston. Sergeant Murphy being deputed by the commanding general to personally present the
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
ay, at Boston. Barry, Martin, priv., (B), Mar. 3, ‘62; 18; transf. 117th Co. 2nd Batt. V. R.C.; M. O. Mar. 16, ‘65, Providence, R. I. Barry, Wm., priv., (C), Aug. 3, ‘63; 20; sub. George Bearse; transf. to 20 M. V. Jan. 14, ‘64. Barter, John, priv., (E), July 25, ‘61; 40; wounded Dec. 13, ‘62; disch. disa. Apr. 11, ‘64. Bartlett, Edwin B., priv.,(A), July 26, ‘61; 26; wounded Dec. 11, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va.; disch. disa. Apr. 1, ‘63; see Co. H, 2nd Hy. Art'y.; died Mar. 29, 05 at Lynn. Bartlett, Edward W., priv., (A), Aug. 13, ‘62; 26; re-en. Dec.21, ‘63; M. O. June 30, 1865, Sergt. Bartlett, Henry F., priv., (A), July 31, ‘63; 20; sub. transf. to Co. B, 20th M. V., Jan. 15, ‘64. Bartlett, Wm. A., priv., (H), Aug. 8, ‘62; 29; wounded July 3, ‘63; disch. disa. Sept. 8, 1863; see also V. R.C. as William; enlisted July 27, ‘64. Bartley, Frank, priv., (B), Aug. 1, ‘63; 22; sub.; transf. to 20 M. V. Jan. 23, ‘64. Barton, Danville O., 1st ser