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lly to be commanded by General Thomas W. Sherman, but which command was afterwards given to General Burnside; but of which more in the next chapter. Augustus Morse, of Leominster, one of the three mannapolis, on the 11th of November, 1861. The Twenty-third was one of the five regiments of General Burnside's special command. The field officers were Colonel John Kurtz, of Boston, who commanded a eadville, and left the State for Annapolis on the 9th of December, 1861, and formed part of General Burnside's command. The Twenty-fourth was one of the best regiments ever recruited in Massachusettsr. 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. Spt left the Commonwealth for Annapolis on the 2d day of November, 1861, and formed a part of General Burnside's command. The field officers were Horace C. Lee, of Springfield, colonel, who afterwards
Washington direct. Give Sherman the next one, as soon as possible. The name of General Sherman henceforth ceased to appear in the correspondence. He was assigned to another department. The command of the special expedition was given to General Burnside, and five Massachusetts regiments composed a part of it. These were the Twenty-first, Twenty-third, Twenty-fourth, Twenty-fifth, and Twenty-seventh. The camp of rendezvous was at Annapolis, and the point of attack was North Carolina, by way of the Secretary of War, that he had issued no orders, and would issue none, tending to interfere with the State authorities. He concludes this able letter by saying,— I shall do exactly by you as I have done by General Sherman and General Burnside,—that is to say, I shall use every exertion to furnish troops for the service you propose, in our full proportion; but it must be done by pursuing such methods and plans as we have found necessary for the general advantage of the service. N
tter from Adjutant Pierson expedition of General Burnside capture of Roanoke Island Massachusettsnts were at Annapolis, ready to embark in General Burnside's expedition against North Carolina. One tripes. The military expedition under General Burnside, to invade North Carolina, commenced emban escaped slave came on board the ship to General Burnside, with whom he had a long interview, and gck and wounded soldiers were forwarded by General Burnside. March 25, Colonel Howe telegraphs to the Governor, One hundred wounded men from Burnside left Baltimore this morning, mostly Massachusetts mwent by way of Washington, where he found General Burnside, who had been summoned from North Carolinies, and in favor of an immediate draft. General Burnside offered Colonel Ritchie passage to Fortreal Stevens's division, from Hilton Head. General Burnside expected to have, in a short time, thirtynty-seventh Regiments of Infantry were in General Burnside's army, in North Carolina. The Twenty-si[7 more...]
er. The command of General Banks occupied the upper waters of the Potomac. The army under General Burnside had captured Newbern, and other important places in North Carolina, and was holding its pose result is, that I have on my files several hundred of applications from prominent officers of Burnside's army and of the Army of the Potomac and of Virginia, recommending the promotion, into new regir men, they spoke of in words of warm affection. The men who served in North Carolina under Burnside and Foster were equally warm in their attachment to these officers. They had led them to victoatever was said in their praise, they felt they were entitled to a share of it. They called General Burnside Old Burnsie; and many were the stories of his kindness when he visited them in their hospits into the war. Tenth, We have five three years regiments at Newbern. They went out with Burnside; all but one was in his three battles there. Captain T. J. C. Amory, United-States Tenth Infan
e services of Massachusetts soldiers in the war. He said,— They have fought, many have fallen, under McClellan and Burnside, both dear to them; under Butler and Banks, both soldiers of Massachusetts, bringing laurels to her brow. They have stoivided only by the Rappahannock from the rebel forces. Major-General Joseph Hooker had succeeded Generals McClellan and Burnside in command. For his qualities as a strategetical and brave general, great hopes of success were entertained. He was pohis attention to the case of David E. Goodfellow, an enlisted man in the Twenty-first Regiment, who had served under General Burnside in the capture of Roanoke Island, Beaufort, and Newbern, N. C. In January, 1862, he had been detailed by General BurGeneral Burnside to help lay a railroad-track at Annapolis, Md., a business which he was acquainted with. He remained faithful to his duty until he was prostrated with a fever, and received a furlough to come home from Mr. Goddard, who had charge of the Govern
f War Department returns of veteran regiments their reception letter to General Hancock General Burnside reviewsthe troops at Readville letter to the Christian Watchman General Andrews Surgeon-er; at Chickamauga, Knoxville, and Chattanooga; under Hooker, Meade, Banks, Gilmore, Rosecrans, Burnside, and Grant. In every scene of danger and of duty,—along the Atlantic and the Gulf; on the Tennthe Governor telegraphed to Secretary Stanton,— Will you authorize me to arrange with General Burnside to assign to his command an expedition of Massachusetts veteran organizations now being raisetts Regiments in the Second Corps. On the 25th of January, the Governor telegraphed to General Burnside at New York,— I have fixed Feb. 3 for reviewing the troops at Readville. You must nove voted to attend. The review spoken of in this despatch took place on the day named. General Burnside was present, and reviewed the men. The Governor and staff, the Legislature, and an immense <
honor and good name of Massachusetts. By appointment, dined with General Ferrara, and spent a very agreeable evening. Surgeon Prince, formerly of the Thirty-sixth Massachusetts Regiment, is on the General's staff as the division surgeon. He had been with me most of the day, and dined at headquarters. Brigadier-General Curtin also accompanied me on my visit to our regiments. He has several of them in his brigade. During the day, called upon Major-General Parks, who succeeded Major-General Burnside in command of the Ninth Corps. Nothing could exceed the cordiality with which I was received by these distinguished gentlemen. They spoke warmly in praise of our Massachusetts regiments, and inquired kindly after Governor Andrew, whom they hoped soon to meet in their camps. During the evening, Lieutenant-Colonel Colburn, of the Fifty-ninth, came to Colonel Russell's headquarters to see me in relation to having Sergeant Gibson commissioned. He spoke very highly of him. He wished
inches. Early in the morning of the 22d, the veteran officers and men of our gallant commands assembled in Boston, and formed in military order. All were represented: and when placed in column of march with their old uniforms, each command carrying its tattered flags, some of which had waved over fifty battle-fields, in the valleys of Virginia, and on the mountains of Tennessee; had followed the fortunes of Butler and Banks in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas; and had been unfurled where Burnside and Sherman had led in the Carolinas and in Georgia,—a sight was presented which awakened the most patriotic and sublime thoughts in the heart of every loyal person. As the procession moved through the different streets, business was suspended, the sidewalks were crowded with spectators, banners were displayed from almost every house, and everywhere cheers went up of welcome and of gratitude; a salute was fired by a detachment of light artillery, bands of music played inspiring airs. Th