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from a private letter from General Upton: My dear Sir — Your letter of the 7th, enclosing extract, is received. Bayonet wounds and sabre cuts are very rare. But at Spotsylvania there were plenty of bayonet wounds: and, no picture could give too exalted an idea of the gallantry of the 121st New York, 5th Maine and 96th Pennsylvania, as they led the assaulting column of twelve picked regiments over the formidable entrenchments which confronted them. * * * Sincerely your friend, E. Upton. to Brayton G. Priest, Theresa, N. Y. On May 12th--Spotsylvania — the whole corps fought at the Bloody Angle, where the fighting was the closest and deadliest of any recorded in the history of modern wars. General Sedgwick was killed at Spotsylvania, and General Wright succeeded to the command, General Russell succeeding Wright in the command of the First Division. The casualties of the corps at the Wilderness were, 719 killed, 3,660 wounded, 656 missing; total, 5,035; and at Spotsylvani
rters near Bealton, Va., building in addition to their huts, a neat chapel which was used by the men as a church and as a Lyceum; it was also used as a lodge room by Warren Army Lodge, No. 1, F. A. M. The Twenty-second, though small in numbers, sustained a heavy percentage of loss at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania, losing 121 in killed and wounded — nearly half its strength. Twenty-Fifth Massachusetts Infantry. Heckman's Brigade — Weitzel's Division--Eighteenth Corps. (1) Col. Edward Upton. (2) Col. Josiah Pickett; Bvt. Brig. Gen. (3) Col. James Tucker. companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment. Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total. Field and Staff 1   1   1 1 19 Company A   11 11   12 12 135   B 1 16 17   18 18 124   C   23 23   13 13 149   D   11 11   18 18 168   E 2 17 19   21 21 153   F 1 12 13   16 16 127   G 1 18 19   13 13 121   H   16 16   18
er the promotion of his superiors, was commissioned lieutenant-colonel, and served in that capacity until after the death of his brother, General Stevenson, when from wounds received he resigned his command, and returned home. The Twenty-fifth Regiment was raised in Worcester County, and was organized at Camp Lincoln, near the city of Worcester. It left the State for Annapolis, on the 31st day of October, 1861, and formed a part of General Burnside's division. The field officers were Edward Upton, of Fitchburg, colonel; Augustus B. R. Sprague, of Worcester, lieutenant-colonel; and Matthew J. McCafferty, of Worcester, as major. These gentlemen had held commissions in the volunteer militia, and were possessed of considerable military knowledge. Lieutenant-Colonel Sprague commanded a company in the Rifle Battalion in the three months service, and, before the close of the war, was commissioned lieutenant-colonel in the Third Regiment Heavy Artillery. The Twenty-sixth Regiment was
ieutenant, 26th Mass. Infantry, Nov. 15, 1864. First Lieutenant, Dec. 11, 1864. Mustered out, Aug. 26, 1865. Upton, Albert Felton. Quartermaster Sergeant, 35th Mass. Infantry, Aug. 20, 1862. First Lieutenant, Regimental Quartermaster, Dec. 25, 1862. Resigned, Jan. 24, 1864. Died at Newtonville, Mass., June 8, 1888. Upton, Charles E. Second Lieutenant, 25th Mass. Infantry, Aug. 7, 1862. First Lieutenant, Jan. 27, 1864. Killed in action near Petersburg, Va., May 9, 1864. Upton, Edward. First Lieutenant, 2d Co., Mass. Sharpshooters, Aug. 6, 1862. Discharged (disability), Jan. 29, 1863. Upton, William Bowditch. Private, 8th Infantry, M. V. M., in service of the U. S., May 18, 1861. Mustered out, Aug. 1, 1861. Second Lieutenant, 50th Infantry, M. V. M., in service of the U. S., Sept. 15, 1862. Mustered out, Aug. 24, 1863. Captain, 1st U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Apr. 29, 1864. See Mass. Officers in Regiments of other States. Valle, Edward E. First Lieu
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, Index of names of persons. (search)
ler, F. G., 364 Tyler, G. O., 364 Tyler, J. K., 364 Tyler, M. W., 231, 562 Tyler, P. B., 727 Tyler, P. H., 364 Tyler, W. H., 364, 450 Tyler, Warren, 390 Tyrrell, S. R., 146 U. Underhill, J. J., 364 Underwood, A. B., 198, 231, 450, 562, 607, 727 Underwood, B. W., 481 Upham, C. H., 450 Upham, C. M., 364 Upham, C. W., 364 Upham, G. B., 146 Upham, H. M., 146 Upham, J. F., 364 Upham, J. H., 584 Upham, W. H., 450 Upton, A. F., 364 Upton, C. E., 364 Upton, D. P., 146 Upton, Edward, 364 Upton, Edwin, 231, 727 Upton, W. B., 364, 481 Urann, W. D., 146 Usher, R. G., 231, 450, 562 V. Vail, I. E., 727 Vaile, E. E., 364 Vaile, J. H., 146 Valentine, E. K., 146 Valentine, W. H., 364 Vanalstine, C. J., 146 Vance, S. C., 364 Van Loan, L. W., 364 Van Moll, G. E., 364, 481 Varnum, A. C., 450 Varnum, A. O., 584 Varnum, Daniel, 584 Vassell, B. B., 364 Vassello, L. G., 146 Vaughan, Benjamin, 364, 562 Vaughan, C. E., 146 Vaughan, Edwin, 146 Vaughan,