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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 1,756 1,640 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 979 67 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 963 5 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 742 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 694 24 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 457 395 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 449 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 427 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 420 416 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 410 4 Browse Search
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f African descent, were mustered into the United States service. John A. Andrew, the war Governor of Massachusetts, very early advocated the enlistment of colored men to aid in suppressing the Rebellion. The General Government having at last adopted this policy, he visited Washington in January, 1863, and as the result of a conference with Secretary Stanton, received the following order, under which the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was organized:— War Department, Washington City, Jan. 20, 1863. Ordered: That Governor Andrew of Massachusetts is authorized, until further orders, to raise such number of volunteers, companies of artillery for duty in the forts of Massachusetts and elsewhere, and such corps of infantry for the volunteer military service as he may find convenient, such volunteers to be enlisted for three years, or until sooner discharged, and may include persons of African descent, organized into special corps. He will make the usual needful requ
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
ther service:—2d Lt. 14th U. S. Hy. Arty. 29 Sep 65. Washington, D. C. Whitney, William Lambert, jr.; 1st Lieut. 1 Feb 443, Co. F; Sergt. Major 23 Ap 63; 10 May 64; dis. $50. Washington, D. C. Lee, Arthur B.; Commissary Sergt. 29, mar.; harnes1, —— —— Lenox. 5 Mch 63; died 31 Mch 65 Insane Hos. Washington, D. C. Epilepsy.— Jackson, William N. 21, sin.; farmer; H Ft. Wagner. $50. Myers, William 22, sin.; waiter; Washington, D. C. 14 Apl 63; missing 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Nichol50, Chicago. Washington, William 18, sin.; farmer; Washington, D. C. 15 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $454.66. Webber, Sylvester 2; Plymouth. 10 Oct 63; died 12 Oct 64 Insane Asylum, Washington, D. C. Apoplexy. $50. homes, Philip 20, sin.; hostler; Cha laborer; Fayetteville, Pa 22 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Washington, D. C. Stoner, Thomas 18, sin.; laborer; Medford. 22 Apl $50. Stevenson, Samuel Corpl. 27, sin.; laborer; Washington, D. C. 3 May 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 30 Nov 64 Honey Hil
writer, is that J. W. Hayne, the attorney-general of the State, made an argument demanding the prisoners in behalf of South Carolina; that W. H. Trescott was also present, and by request made answer against the demand made upon the military authorities. Meanwhile the friends of the regiment appealed to the government for the protection of those captured. It drew forth President's Lincoln's proclamation of July 30, 1863, quoted on page 96, and the following letter:— War Department, Washington City. August 4, 1863. dear sir,—Every effort has been made and will be made by this Department to obtain the release of Captain Russel, Captain Simpkins, and the other gallant officers and soldiers, black and white, who fell into the hands of the enemy at Fort Wagner. You will perceive by the papers an order from the president, determining what the action of the government will be, for the purpose of affording all the protection in its power against the barbarism of the enemy. Yours