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on after Major Ballou was very severely injured by a cannon ball, that killed his horse and crushed one of his legs. The regiment, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Wheaton, continued gallantly to hold its position. Soon after Colonel Martin, of the Seventy-first regiment New York State Militia, led his regiment into actio, New York State Militia, was formed between the retreating columns and the enemy by Colonel Martin, and the Second regiment Rhode Island Volunteers, by Lieutenant Colonel Wheaton. The First regiment Rhode Island Volunteers moved out into the field at the bottom of the gorge, near the ford, and remained for fifteen minutes, untileat praise. Of the two Rhode Island regiments I have already spoken more fully, but cannot close this without again attesting to the admirable conduct of Lieut.-Col. Wheaton of the Second regiment, and Majors Balch and Goddard of, the First, with the Staff and company officers and men, of both regiments. No troops could have be
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 23.-Second Rhode Island regiment. (search)
Doc. 23.-Second Rhode Island regiment. The following are the principal officers of the Second Regiment:-- John Slocum, Colonel; C. S. Robbins, Lieutenant-Colonel; Sullivan Ballou, Major; Samuel J. Smith, Adjutant; Albert Eddy, (Second Lieutenant) Acting Adjutant; James Aborn, Quartermaster; Francis L. Wheaton, Surgeon; Rev. Mr. Jamison, Chaplain. Captains and companies. Co. A--Cyrus Dyer. Co. B--John Right. Co. C--Wm. Viall. Co. D--W. H. Steere. Co. E--Isaac P. Rodman. Co. F--Levi Tower. Co. G--Nathan Goff, Jr. Co. H--Chas. W. Greene. Co. I--Samuel J. Smith. Co. K--Chas. Turner.--N. Y. Evening Post, June 20.
self is to be exercised upon sudden emergencies, upon great occasions of state, and under circumstances which may be vital to the existence of the Union. A prompt and unhesitating obedience to orders is indispensable to the complete attainment of the object. The service is a military service, and the command of a military nature; and in such cases every delay and every obstacle to an efficient and immediate compliance necessarily tend to jeopard the public interests. --Martin vs. Mott, 12 Wheaton's Reports, p. 29. We see, then, that the power is clear as to calling out the militia; we see that we have precedents for the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. The next objection made is that the President had no power to make additions to the navy and army. I say, in these two instances, he is justified by the great law of necessity. At the time I believe it was necessary to the existence of the Government; and, it being necessary, he had a right to exercise all those powers