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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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olonel Ritchie, of his staff, to visit Washington, to confer confidentially with the Massachusetts senators and representatives, and General Scott, in regard to the prospect of a requisition being made for troops, and especially to learn from the general by what route in case of such a call he would wish the troops to be sent, and whether they would have to carry field equipage with them. He arrived at Washington on the 6th; and, on that evening, wrote to the Governor as follows:— Washington, D. C., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1861. I received your instructions on Monday, at 1 P. M. I found, that, if I left Boston that afternoon, I could get here on Tuesday evening, but too late to attend to any business. I therefore determined to start on Tuesday morning, which gave me an opportunity of discussing the objects of my mission with Colonel Sargent, who took the same train as far as Springfield, Mass., and enabled me to reach this city this morning by daybreak. Immediately after brea
as allowed to furnish six regiments of three years men. From among a number of letters written at this time, and upon this subject, we select the following, to Montgomery Blair, Postmaster-General:— May 6, 1861. Hon. Montgomery Blair, Washington, D. C. My dear friend,—Your last letter, in which was mentioned a possible plan for retaking Sumter, reached me in the midst of cares and toil, which have left no opportunity to pursue the subject. I do not know what may be your opinion, or and ability, and he leaves Boston for Washington, this evening; and any business you have in hand, when obliged to leave, you will give to his charge. Your obedient servant, Henry Lee, Jr., Aide-de-camp. Charles R. Lowell, Jr., Esq., Washington, D. C. May 23, 1861.—The Governor telegraphs to Hon. Charles Sumner, at Washington, Why can't I send a brigadier in Butler's place? It is my wish, and is only just to General Peirce. Butler recommends him. He is sound, faithful, and ardent.<
effect upon the country was also unfavorable. Nothing had occurred, since the battle of Bull Run, in July, which so disappointed the expectations and saddened the hearts of loyal people. A distrust was felt of the loyalty and military capacity of some of the high army officers. In many quarters, the Administration was blamed for our ill luck, and want of success. It was at this trying hour that the Governor wrote this splendid letter:— Boston, Oct. 30, 1861. Hon. J. D. Andrews, Washington, D. C. My dear Sir,—I trust you will attribute my non-reply to your letters before this moment to the pressure of employment, and not to inadvertence or neglect. I fear and feel sometimes in the spirit of your own state of mind, as given in your correspondence; but still I prefer not to lose faith in any one, much less in those in whom I have heartily confided, and to whom belongs the wielding of the national power. I see great proofs of energy and of skill. I also see tokens of slow
the Neuse, which caused the rebels to evacuate their position in front of Washington, N. C., thereby releasing the Forty-fourth Massachusetts from its uncomfortable repared to start on an expedition immediately. Arriving by transports to Washington, N. C., on the 31st of October, on the 2d of November the whole force, under com4th of April, the regiment, with other troops, embarked on transports for Washington, N. C., for the relief of General Foster and the garrison of that place. Aprider command of Brigadier-General Spinola, to reinforce General Foster, at Washington, N. C.; met and engaged the enemy at Blount's Creek. April 16.—The regiment f various expeditions sent out from Newbern. It took part in the siege of Washington, N. C., in April, 1863. On the 17th, three companies, under command of Major Dak, which so largely contributed to the successful issue of its service at Washington, N. C., in April, 1863. Among the losses, none fell more heavily than when, i