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Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 19: at Bolivar Heights. (search)
skin roast, when their pleasure was brought to a sudden termination by a blinding flash and a cloud of smoke and dust, followed by a report. When it cleared away there were three or four white faces with bulging eyes, staring at the place where they had been cooking their coffee, but coffee, cup, fuel, fire and ashes had disappeared and a slight hollow in the ground where they had been was all there was to be seen. They were probably more careful afterward what they used to cook on. On Oct. 16, about fifteen regiments of infantry, besides cavalry and artillery, moved out toward Charlestown, and soon afterward heavy firing was heard in that direction. On the following day the men of the Nineteenth Massachusetts received orders to provide a day's rations and forty rounds of cartridges and to hold themselves in readiness to move at a moment's notice. Nothing however, developed until Oct. 29, when three days rations and sixty rounds of cartridges were issued, and on the followin
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
1; 18; wounded Dec. 13, ‘62; disch. Mar. 14, ‘63 disch. papers. Call, Geo. A., priv., (A), Aug. 20, ‘61; 21; disch. disa. Dec. 13, ‘61; see Co. L, 1st H. A. Callahan, Dennis, corp., (E), July 25, ‘61; 21; wounded. June 30, ‘62; disch. disa. Oct. 16, ‘62, Callahan, Thos. H., priv., (—), Mar. 5, ‘64; 18; rejected Mar. 10, ‘64. Callahan, Timothy, priv., (E), July 25, ‘61; 19; killed in action, July 1, ‘62, Malvern Hill. Callahan, Wm., priv., (E), July 25, ‘61; 40; wounded June 30, ‘62; die ‘62; dishonorably disch. Aug. 21, ‘77. Shock, Carl, priv., (C), Mar. 22, ‘64; 24; wounded May 18, ‘64; abs. wounded. Shorey, Patrick, priv., (—), Aug. 4, ‘63; 19; sub.; N. F.R. Short, Alexander L., priv., (A), July 26, ‘61; 25; disch. disa. Oct. 16, ‘62. Short, Moses, priv., (B), July 26, ‘61; 27; died of w'nds June 25, ‘62, Fair Oaks, Va. Shuhknecht, John, priv., (—), Mar. 24, ‘64; 28; N. R. Sias, George H., priv., (F), Aug. 8, ‘61; 19; disc