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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 942 140 Browse Search
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Biographical note. (search)
n May, he received commission as Colonel, the duty of which post he had been fulfilling for some months. His regiment was included with the Fifth Corps, and at Gettysburg on the second of July, 1863, it held the extreme left of the Union line. Colonel Chamberlain's conduct in the memorable defense of Little Round Top (a positionren) was recognized by the Government in the bestowal of the Congressional Medal of Honor for conspicuous personal gallantry and distinguished service. After Gettysburg, Colonel Chamberlain was placed in command of the Light Brigade, which he handled with marked skill in the action at Rappahannock Station. The wounds receivedsovereignty of the country, at the Meade Memorial Service in Philadelphia. The State, the nation, and the people, on the dedication of the Maine monument at Gettysburg. Maine, her place in history, at the Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia in 1876. The ruling powers in history, at the celebration of the beginnings
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 1: the situation. (search)
uct of the Swiss Guard of Louis XVI. of France, cowardly forsaken by his own; but these loyal spirits, for the manhood that was in them and not for pay, stood by him to the last living man of them, whose heroism the proud citizens of their native home have fittingly commemorated in Thorwaldson's Lion of Lucerne. And we certainly held our regulars dear, from long association, and could only speak their name with honor when we thought of the desperate charge down from the Round Tops of Gettysburg into the maelstrom of death swirling around the Devil's Den, from which but half their numbers emerged, and these so wrought upon that they were soon after released from service in the field to recover strength. These veterans of ours were the equals of regulars even if they received a nominal pay; equals in discipline, in knowledge, skill, and valor. They were superior in that they represented the homes and ideals of the country, and not only knew what they were fighting for but also
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 4: Five Forks. (search)
ighting, and we liked it. In some respects it was different from ours; although this was not a case to test all qualities. We had formed some habits of fighting too. Most of us there had been through Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Bethesda Church, the North Anna, Petersburg:we had formed habits. We went into a fight with knowledge of what it meant and what was to be done. We went at things with dogged resolution; nhis entire army, and saved the other quarter by now and then entrenching when put momentarily on the defensive. Ayres does not relish this remark, whether intended for excuse or sarcasm. He answers that his troops, most of them, had fought at Gettysburg, and through the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and the Weldon Railroad, and none of them had ever but once fought behind breastworks. Ibid, p. 450. The unsteadiness of Ayres' skirmishers was no vital matter. It wa
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 6: Appomattox. (search)
d Third Brigade, which I had commanded after Gettysburg, and with which I had been closely associate for my promotion to brigadier-general after Gettysburg were ignored by the delegation at Washingtont Corps, who had distinguished themselves at Gettysburg by their heroism and their losses, with a find the bases of Culp's and Cemetery Hills at Gettysburg; these survivors of the terrible Wilderness,ho opened the desperate first day's fight at Gettysburg, where withstanding them so stubbornly our Rn Hill? Or to the Antietam of Maryland, or Gettysburg of Pennsylvania?-deepest graven of all. For 40 per cent. of its men at Antietam, and at Gettysburg with Barksdale's and Semmes' Brigades tore t remnant of fierce Hood's Division, which at Gettysburg we saw pouring through the Devil's Den, and hole plan of battle and perhaps the story of Gettysburg. Ah, is this Pickett's Division?-this lip left of those who on the lurid last day of Gettysburg breasted level cross-fire and thunderbolts o
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 8: the encampment. (search)
: the old Army of the Tennessee (once McPherson's, later Howard's, now under Logan), composed of the Fifteenth Corps, Hazen commanding (Sherman's old corps), and the Seventeenth Corps under Blair, together with the Army of Georgia, commanded now by Slocum, composed of the Fourteenth Corps (part of Thomas' old Army of the Cumberland), now under Davis, and the Twentieth Corps under Mower,--this latter composed of the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps of the Army of the Potomac sent to Sherman after Gettysburg, with Howard and Slocum. That part of Sherman's old army known as the Army of the Ohio, now commanded by Schofield, and made up of the Twenty-third Corps under Cox and the Tenth Corps under Terry,--of Fort Fisher fame,was not brought to this encampment. The fame of these men excited our curiosity and wish to know them better. Although not much interchange of visiting was allowed, we started out with very pleasant relations,--which unfortunately not being very deep-rooted soon wither
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 9: the last review. (search)
ics of the 4th, left from the wheat-field of Gettysburg. Here is the trusted, sorely-tried 32d Masswer with bold lip quivering, Buried, sir, at Gettysburg! Whereat there was silence,and something mof the Iron Brigade, erect above the scars of Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Petersburg; resolute Bania Reserves of the Peninsula, Antietam, and Gettysburg, with their strong esprit de corps and splenh Corps right, across the valley of death at Gettysburg, to the North Anna; where, planted in my vere wall at Fredericksburg, the wheat-field at Gettysburg, the bloody angle at Spottsylvania, the swirkett and Pettigrew in the consummate hour of Gettysburg. We think, too, of the fiery mazes of the Wnch's old division at Antietam, and Hays' at Gettysburg, who was killed in the Wilderness, Carroll'ss, as the 1st Maine; more deeply known as of Gettysburg, where in the desperate counter-charge to stthe seething whirlpool of the wheat-field of Gettysburg to the truce-compelling flags of Appomattox.[8 more...]
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 10: Sherman's Army. (search)
nooga, Chickamauga, and Altoona. We cannot name them familiarly, but we accord them admiration. And now comes a corps which we of the Army of the Potomac may be pardoned for looking on with peculiar interest. It is the Twentieth Corps, led by Mower, the consolidation of our old Eleventh and Twelfth (Howard's and Slocum's), reduced now to scarcely more than two divisions, those of Williams and Geary. We recognize regiments that had last been with us on the hard-pressed right wing at Gettysburg: the 2d Massachusetts; 5th and 20th Connecticut; 60th, 102d, 107th, 123d, 137th, 149th, 150th New York; the 13th New Jersey; the 11th, 28th, 109th, 147th Pennsylvania; the 5th, 29th, 61st, 66th, 82d Ohio; and the 3d Wisconsin. We also gladly see the 33d Massachusetts, with the gentle and chivalrous Underwood. Leading one of the brigades we recognize the manly Coggswell of Massachusetts. These were the men with Hooker on Lookout Mountain, in the battle above the clouds, whither also thei
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 11: the disbandment. (search)
paigns, must be accounted at best as failures, detracting, we must say, from the highest conception of military ability. At Antietam, where he made us the attacking party, he showed his tactical skill in subjecting us to terrible losses; at Gettysburg, where he chose to take the offensive, he showed much less of that skill; and the result in each instance reflects on his strategic ability, in not taking into account the probabilities in such an enterprise. However, in the main, considering rts. Ceases to exist! Are you sure of that? We had lately seen the bodily form of our army, or what remained of it, pass in majesty before the eyes of men; while part of it was left planted on the slopes of the Antietam, on the heights of Gettysburg, in the Wilderness, on the far-spread fields and lonely roadsides of all Virginia,--waiting the Resurrection. The splendor of devotion, glowing like a bright spirit over those dark waters and misty plains, assures us of something that canno
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Military order of the Loyal Legion of the United States: headquarters Commandery of the State of Maine. (search)
the order of their going. It is no wonder that Longstreet reported Hood's left was held as in a vise, and that Chamberlain received the personal and official thanks of his commanding officers. The importance of the stand made by Chamberlain and his men of Maine has never failed of recognition by any military student or historian of the battle. In the shades of evening Chamberlain was ordered to take possession of Great Round Top and he skilfully carried out the order. Soon after Gettysburg, General Chamberlain was assigned by General Griffin to the command of the 3d brigade, 2d division of the 5th corps, and was retained in it for a long time in spite of attempts to replace him by some general officer. He took part in the Culpepper and Centreville campaign and at Rappahannock Station his horse was shot under him. A severe malarial fever culminated in such prostration that he was sent to Washington for treatment in November, 1863. When recovered sufficiently to perform