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Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 583 9 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 520 4 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 354 138 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 297 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 260 0 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 226 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 203 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 160 0 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. 137 137 Browse Search
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 129 37 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore). You can also browse the collection for Morris Island (South Carolina, United States) or search for Morris Island (South Carolina, United States) in all documents.

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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), Border war, as seen and experienced by the inhabitants of Chambersburgh, Pa. (search)
<*>ks-burgh, and to the colored men of the same place who belonged to the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth regiment, which displayed so great bravery at the attack on Fort Wagner. The autumn bleak and the winter cold Passed slowly by, while afar off rolled War's tide and train of desolation. On the Rappahannock's blood-stained shore, Wh dirges for heroes meet; Men black as Erebus sprung forth, And I saw them spring at their country's call, Raised up the banner of the North, And placed it high on Wagner's wall. From the dens where burrow a subject race, Methought I saw them face to face With the monster Death on Wagner's towers, Exclaiming: “the Fort it must be oWagner's towers, Exclaiming: “the Fort it must be ours.” And I turned and pointed where heroes lay, And pronounced a benediction of sorrow: “Sleep sweetly, brave men, for ye this day Have gained for your children a glorious to-morrow.” VI. But again the rumor is borne on the breeze, (We often before had rumors like these,) That Lee is moving, intent on invasion. But we hee
Incidents of Fort Wagner. Sergeant-Major Lewis H. Douglas, a son of Fred. Douglas, who, by both white and negro troops, is said to have displayed great courage and calmness, was one of the first to mount the parapet, and with his powerful voice shouted--Come on, boys, and fight for God and Governor Andrew, and with this battle-cry led them into the fort. But above all, the color-bearer deserves more than a passing notice. Sergeant John Wall, of company G, carried the flag in the first e fell into a deep ditch, and called upon his guard to help him out. They could not stop for that, but Sergeant William H. Carney, of company C, caught the colors, carried them forward, and was the first man to plant the Stars and Stripes upon Fort Wagner. As he saw the men falling back, himself severely wounded in the breast, he brought the colors off, creeping on his knees, pressing his wound with one hand, and with the other holding up the emblem of freedom. The moment he was seen crawling
To Robert Gould Shaw. Buried by South-Carolinians under a pile of twenty-four negroes. on Alaric, buried in Busento's bed, The slaves, the stream who turned, were butchered thrown, That, so his grave eternally unknown, No mortal on the Scourge of God might tread. Thou, nobler hero, nobler grave hast won, In Wagner's trench, beneath brave freemen hid, By Vandals on thee piled — a pyramid, That to all coming time shall make thee known. In death, as life, round thee their guard they keep, And, when next time they hear the trumpet's sound, Will they, with thee, on heaven's parapet leap;-- The four-and-twenty elders on the ground Their crowns before thy lowly comrades lay, While “Come up higher, Friend I” thou hear'st God say. L. Holb
, Charleston, S. C., August 12, 1863. Colonel R. B. Rhett, Jr., Editor of Mercury: In the Mercury of this date you appear to have written under a misapprehension of the facts connected with the present status of the negroes captured in arms on Morris and James Islands, which permit me to state as follows: The Proclamation of the President, dated December twenty-fourth, 1862, directed that all negro slaves captured in arms should be at once delivered over to the executive authorities of with according to the present or future laws of such State or States. On the twenty-first of July, however, the Commanding General telegraphed to the Secretary of War for instructions as to the disposition to be made of the negroes captured on Morris and James Islands, and on the twenty-second received a reply that they must be turned over to the State authorities, by virtue of the joint resolutions of Congress in question. Accordingly, on the twenty-ninth July, as soon as a copy of the re
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), The Landing on Morris Island, S. C. (search)
The Landing on Morris Island, S. C. Captain S. H. Gray, commanding two companies of the Seventh Connecticut regiment, in the landing upon Morris Island, on the ninth of July, 1868, gives the following account: Early on the ninth we received orders to be ready by sundown for a fresh start. To prevent any mistake in theMorris Island, on the ninth of July, 1868, gives the following account: Early on the ninth we received orders to be ready by sundown for a fresh start. To prevent any mistake in the night, each officer and man had on his left arm a white badge three inches wide. General Strong was to embark two thousand men in boats, and take them up Folly River in the Lighthouse Inlet; and at sunrise the batteries that had been erected (there were over forty guns and mortars in position) were to open, and the gunboats to en — he pushed forward to what is now called Battery Rodman, in which there was an eight-inch sea-coast howitzer, and turned it on the retreating foe, bursting several shells over their heads before they reached Fort Wagner. Our forces captured eight single-gun batteries and three mortars, and not far from two hundred prisoners.