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newspapers 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 Johns
, while the rest of the division, taking a road five miles from Singleton's, leading to the right, moved to flank the enemy collected on the main road. Potter marched until midnight, making twelve miles, and bivouacked near Jenning's Swamp and Providence Post-Office. The force on the main road after dark withdrew, joining the main column. April 16, the march was resumed, the colored brigade leading, and Providence Post-Office was left on the right hand. With good weather the route was throProvidence Post-Office was left on the right hand. With good weather the route was through a hilly and rolling country sparsely settled with poor whites. A halt was made for dinner at Bradford Springs; and when the column again proceeded, the enemy's skirmishers were encountered, who gave way readily, but kept up a running fight all the afternoon. Private Lewis Clark, of Company C, was killed, and Private Levi Jackson, of the same company, wounded that day while foraging. The skirmishers of the Thirty-second United States Colored Troops killed one Rebel and captured another.
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
19 May; 1st Lt 30 Mch 65, must. 13 May. Discharged 20 Aug 65 ex. term. Other service:—Co. B 36th Mass. 16 Aug 62, Corpl. Jly 65 Actg Regtl quartermaster. Providence, R. I. Swails, Stephen Atkins; 1st Lieut. 23 Feb 32 Columbia, Pa; married; boatman; Elmira, N. Y. Co. F 23 Apl 63, 1st Sergt; 2d Lt 11 Mch 64, must. 17 Jan 65; 1sb 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Duncan, Lorenzo S. 21, mar; farmer; Hinsdale. 15 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. Hartford, Conn. Ellis, George J. F. 19, sin.; hostler; Providence, R. I. 10 Mch 63; missing 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Fletcher, Francis H. Sergt. 22, sin.; clerk; Salem. 13 Feb. 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Died at Salem. ford, Jostee, Fla. $50. Green, Peter 21, sin.; laborer; Montrose, Pa. 21 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Wilkes Barre, Pa. Greene, Charles E. Corpl. 23, sin.; laborer; Providence, R. I. 20 Feb 63; died 10 Apl 64 Gen. Hos. Beaufort, S. C. Consumption. Wounded —— 63 ——. $50. Gunn, Benjamin J. 30, mar.; farmer; Columbia Co. N. Y. 5 May 6
esto, blockade runner, steamer, 187. Price, Alice, steamer, 103. Price, Cornelius, 204. Price, Isaiah, 103. Prices in Charleston, 194. Prince Hall Lodge, 312. Pringle, Battery, 202, 206, 210, 212, 213, 214. Pringle, Motte A., 312. Pringle, William, 312. Prison Camp, 222, 223, 226, 227, 228, 229, 231. Prisoners, Escaped, 219, 232, 275. Prisoners released, 107, 183, 218, 221, 311. See Appendix. Promotion of officers, 50, 132, 133, 144, 145, 183, 276, 288, 315, 316. Providence Post Office, S. C., 299. Provisional Division, 290. Punishment by Col. Henry, 177. Purviance, Battery, 134, 191, 192, 193, 234. Purviance, Henry A., 116. Putnam, Fort, 134, 202. Putnam, George, 15 Putnam, Haldimand S., 74, 86, 87, 88,101. Q. Quaker guns, 264. Quaker oath, 220. Quincy, Josiah, 16, 24. R. Racer, mortar schooner, 209. Radzinsky, Louis D., 233, 237, 316. Railway rolling-stock, 289. Randlett, James F., 115, 124. Rantowle's Bridge, S. C., 1