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roke of statesmanship, executed in the midst of war by military means and agencies. These arguments, presented with great force, failed to produce a favorable response, either from the President or the Secretary. The capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, a few months afterwards, by which the Mississippi River was opened, were at that time objects sought to be obtained by the Government. As the climate of Louisiana caused a great amount of sickness among the Massachusetts regiments on duty matters, however, of the highest importance to the unity of the nation and to the good of the Commonwealth, were in the mean time maturing, which culminated, in the early days of July, with the battle of Gettysburg, the fall of Vicksburg, and the capture of Port Hudson, which shook the rebel Confederacy from turret to foundation-stone; the glory of which achievements was for a moment eclipsed by the draft riots in New York and Boston. Of these we shall briefly speak in the succeeding chapter.
Vicksburg by General Grant, and the fall of Port Hudson, culminating as they did within a few days on the 26th they reached Sandy Creek, near Port Hudson, and laid a bridge two hundred and eighty fbel sharpshooters. After the occupation of Port Hudson, they proceeded to Donaldsville in an expedole Nineteenth Corps having marched towards Port Hudson, for the purpose of making a diversion, whit together, the line of march was taken for Port Hudson. A section of Arnold's Battery was put upovanced with General Auer's division towards Port Hudson; and, on the 21st, it participated in the b.—It participated in the first assault upon Port Hudson, in which it lost seventy-six killed and wot made a reconnoissance in the direction of Port Hudson, marching up under the guns of the rebel foy. May 24.—The army having moved towards Port Hudson, the Fifty-third was detailed as guard for n in the assault upon the fortifications at Port Hudson. This assault cost the regiment heavily. [26 more...]<
of civilization and liberty. Our volunteers have represented Massachusetts, during the year just ended, on almost every field, and in every department of the army, where our flag has been unfurled,—at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and Fort Wagner; 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 Tennessee, the Cumberland, the Mil Bartlett, while a captain in the Twentieth Regiment, had lost a leg in the service. He afterwards raised the Forty-ninth (nine months) Regiment, and went with it as colonel, to the Department of the Gulf. His gallantry and coolness before Port Hudson commanded the admiration of both armies. He was wounded there also. On his recovery, he was commissioned colonel of the Fifty-seventh, and, when the letter was written, was with his regiment in the Ninth Army Corps. The Governor concludes h
rtlett, formerly colonel of the Forty-ninth and Fifty-seventh Massachusetts Regiments. His father, Charles L. Bartlett, Esq., of Boston, was anxious to have his son exchanged, and for that purpose visited Washington, taking with him a letter, dated Aug. 9, from Governor Andrew to Major-General Hitchcock, who was Commissary-General of Prisoners. In this letter, the Governor thus speaks of General Bartlett:— He is in feeble health; lost a leg at Yorktown; was shot in three places at Port Hudson, disabling an arm, and had just joined his brigade, after receiving a severe wound in the head at the battle of the Wilderness, when he was ordered to the assault at Petersburg. His lameness, and his yet-unhealed wound received in May, render him a person peculiarly susceptible to the rough treatment inflicted by the rebels on our prisoners; and I think his case one fairly to be regarded as exceptional, and as worthy of a special proposition for an exchange. Mr. Bartlett will tell you o