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Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 128 0 Browse Search
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ridgham sheltered the wounded of the Fifty-fourth in an old house, and never ceased to care for them till morning. Olustee was the most sanguinary engagement in which the troops of the Department met the enemy. Our loss was greater than in many better-known actions elsewhere. Fought without the shelter of earthworks, with nearly equal numbers on each side, it was a fair field fight. Our force was beaten in detail, as they came up, Seymour repeating his error committed at the assault of Wagner. It is natural to speculate as to the result, had he amused the enemy with skirmishers until all his troops arrived on the field, and then attacked, or attempted to draw the enemy on to a selected position; but had Seymour prevailed at Ocean Pond, there still was the strong intrenched position at Olustee Station to encounter. Phisterer's Statistical Record gives the Union loss as 193 killed, 1,175 wounded, and 460 missing, a total of 1,828. Many of the wounds were slight, however. Our
e formed into three reliefs; namely, A and H, D and G, and E and K, each relief furnishing one hundred men, with proper officers, for duty at the stockade from 6 P. M. until the same hour the following day. When relieved, the detachment went into Wagner for the succeeding night, returning to camp the next morning. At the gate of the stockade was posted a Requa rifled battery in charge of the reserve, and a section of Battery B, Third Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, reported there each day. ThColonel Shaw's death and manner of burial. After a few days' experience the prisoners lost all fear of being struck by stray shells thrown by their friends; but they watched the bombardment always with interest, so far as they were able. When Wagner opened, the heavy Parrott projectiles passed directly over the camp, but high in air. Our charges lounged about during the day, visiting friends, or played cards, smoked, and read. There were ingenious fellows who passed much time making chains,
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
8 Jly 65 Charleston, S. C. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Hill, William F. 18, sin.; farmer; SN. Y. 9 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Dead. Henson, Cornelius 22, sin.; 28 Feb 63; 8 Jly 65 Boston. Captd 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner; ex. 4 Mch 65 Goldsboro, N. C. $50. HensoNew Haven, Conn. 18 Apl 63; killed 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Oliver, James Corpl. 25, mar.; wait 63 Hos. Str Cosmopolitan. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Lowe, Francis 20, sin.; cook; Cleveldianapolis, Ind. 12 May 63; killed 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Sheldon, Thomas 23, sin.; laborer; Mer; Oberlin, O. 14 Apl 63; missing 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner $50. Niles, William H. 21, sin.; seaman; ercersburg, Pa. 29 Apl 63; missing 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner; supposed died pris. $50. Madrey, George 1ich. 23 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Pardee, Kan. Tolbert, George W. 22 Gen. Hos. Wilmington, N. C. Captd 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Company K. Addison, Henry 25, mar[48 more...]
ns, 296, 297. Carney Guards, 321. Carney, William H., 81, 84, 90. Carter, H. J., 249. Cary house, 284, 310. Casualties—general— James Island, 63; assault Wagner, 88; siege Wagner, 126; attempt on Sumter, 128; Olustee, 172; James Island, 216; Honey Hill, 252; Devaux's Neck, 258. Casualties—in regiment—James Island, 63; assault Wagner, 90, 91; siege Wagner, 126; Olustee, 173; James Island, 204, 205; Honey Hill, 252; Boykin's Mills, 304. Catskill, monitor, 111. Cedar Run, Fla., 175, 176, 178,183. Celebration of Emancipation, 144. Cezar, G. G., 163, 232. Champlin, Jason, 183. Chandler, Peleg W., 8. Chaplains, 118, 149, 232. Charl, 287, 288, 290, 291, 293, 294, 298, 309, 310, 311, 312, 315, 317, 319. Hallowell, E. N., letter to Rufus Saxton, 228. Hallowell, E. N., report of Assault of Wagner, 88. Hallowell, Morris L., 3. Hallowell, N. P., 3, 6, 10, 14, 15, 24, 50. Hallowell, R. P., 11. Hallowell Union Association, 318. Halpine, Charles G., 4