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Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 1: organization of the regiment. (search)
eive from him. By order of His Excellency, John A. Andrew, Gov. & Com. in Chief. In consequence of this, the following Special Order was issued: S. O. 411. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Headquarters, Boston, Aug. 27, 1861. Col. Edw. Hinks, commanding the 19th Regt. Mass. Vols., having requested that the rank of Company Officers in that Regiment be fixed as follows, the Commander-In-Chief, by virtue of authority vested in him by General Order of the War Department of the UniteSecond Lieutenants. 1. John P. Reynolds, Jr. 2. Isaac H. Boyd. 3. James G. C. Dodge. 4. William L. Palmer. 5. Dudley (C. Mumford. 6. Edward P. Bishop. 7. James T. Lurvey. 8. Samuel S. Prime. 9. George M. Barry. 10. Wm. H. LeCain. Col. Hinks will promulgate this order. By command of His Excellency, John A. Andrew, Gov. & Com. In Chief, Wm. Schouler, Adjt. Gen. The regiment was very fortunate in having one of the most skillful physicians in the Army for its surgeon, Dr. J
and then the State Colors were presented and turned over to the Color Guard. Col. Hinks in accepting them said that he intended making the regiment the best that the special demonstration, however, and the train went on to Lynn, the home of Colonel Hinks, en route to Boston, where a great crowd greeted it. The regimental wagoregiment is marching on, Glory, Glory, Hallelujah— Glory, Glory, Hallelujah, As Hinks goes marching on. The regiment left the City Hall Park, marched up Broadwayupper. The meal furnished was very bad. A vigorous protest was instituted by Col. Hinks at the quality of food supplied, and on the following morning a more respectavenue for three miles to Meridian Hill, where it established camp, and here Colonel Hinks instituted the rigid system of instruction which was observed in the regimes among the military officials at the Capitol and throughout the District. Colonel Hinks and Lieutenant Colonel Devereux were both wellknown. The Nineteenth's offi
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 3: in camp at Meridian Hill. (search)
as the camp at Meridian Hill was established Major Howe was appointed instructor of officers and men in guard duty, police, etc.; Lieut. Col. Devereux instructor of officers and men in school of the soldier, school of the company, etc.; while Colonel Hinks was instructor of the regiment in the school of the battalion and in skirmishing, and of the officers in making papers, muster-rolls and returns. The regiment was drilled by company or by battalion eight hours in each day, and an officers' sin which all took great pride. It differed from that of other regiments in many ways and was very attractive and interesting. Said an officer of the regiment (Dr. Dyer) in writing home, September 29, 1861,— Through the untiring exertions of Colonel Hinks, who is emphatically a working man, the general condition of the regiment has vastly improved: cleanliness and order are strictly enforced. Under the superintendence of Lieut. Col. Devereux, the companies have acquired a proficiency in drill
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 4: the balls Bluff disaster. (search)
alls Bluff disaster. On October 21, 1861, Col. Hinks was informed at 1 P. M., by Capt. Edmund Rics certain other regiments had preceeded him. Col. Hinks and Lieut. Col. Devereux immediately repairehungry. By the time these companies joined, Col. Hinks found himself the senior officer at the Ferrng of wounded men by the enemy on the bluff, Col. Hinks, who retained command of the troops on the iybreak Lieut. Col. Devereux, by direction of Col. Hinks, disposed the Nineteenth Regiment, two compasland, as an attack was expected at dawn and Col. Hinks had received orders to hold it at all hazardnd battery and twelve men, under orders from Col. Hinks to prolong the work until nightfall. This twhat was being done on the Virginia side. Colonel Hinks had been warned by General Evans, the rebeland, Capt. Hale of Company H suggested to Colonel Hinks that the two guns of Vaughn's battery fireoolesville, Camp Benton, October 29, 1861, Colonel Hinks says: The Nineteenth regiment did not[4 more...]
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 10: the march to the Chickahominy. (search)
ved with the names of the givers. Colonel Hinks sent the following explanatory letter from the field: Fair Oaks battlefield, Va., June 18, 1862. To his Excellency, John A. Andrews, Governor and Commander-In-Chief. Governor: The colors of my regiment are much worn and especially the State Color is so much dilapitated as to be entirely unfit for service. I request to be furnished with a new one, that the one I have may be returned to the State. It has never been dishonored and has successively waved at Washington, Baltimore, Harper's Ferry, Charlestown, Harrison Island, Edward's Ferry, Yorktown, West Point, and Fair Oaks and was the first to flaunt in the faces of the foes at Yorktown on the 7th of April on a reconnoisance as well as the first to be flung from the rebel works on the 4th of May, where it, together with its fellow stars and stripes, was placed upon a redoubt in the interior of the enemy's works before 5 o'clock A. M. E. W. Hinks, Colonel 19th Mass. Vols.
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 16: the march down the Peninsula. (search)
forwarded as speedily as possible. Very respectfully, A. F. Devereux, Lieut. Col. Commanding. On the bottom of this letter was written the following: Headquarters near Muddy Branch, Md. September 7TH, 1862. Governor: The above mentioned number of recruits are required to fill our regiment to maximum on paper, but six hundred recruits will be required to fill it to the maximum in the field, as we have a large number absent (wounded, sick, etc.,) who will never rejoin us. E. W. Hinks, Colonel, 19th Mass. Vols. Fresh from the trials of the Chickahominy and the Seven Days Retreat, the men of the Nineteenth were a rough looking lot. The contrast between them and the neatly dressed, spick and span three-months men in garrison at Tenallytown was great. As the Nineteenth stopped at this town, one of the ninetyday men asked Who's that fellow? pointing to Lieut. James G. C. Dodge, of Company F, who stood near, arrayed in a soldier's blouse. That, said the man address
utenant dropped from the rolls. 22 Second Lieutenants having been taken from enlisted men. 1 First Lieutenant and 1 Second Lieutenant having been taken from civilians. 37 Commissions have been made for this regiment during the year 1862. On December 31st, 1862, there was a total of: Enlisted men present and absent,457 Commissioned officers present and absent35 Aggregate,492 Recruits required,527 The regimental return, dated Dec. 31st, 1862, shows the following: Col. E. W. Hinks, absent with leave, wounded Sept. 17. Lieut. Col. Arthur F. Devereux, in command of 3d Brig. 2nd Div. 2nd Corps. Maj. Edmund Rice, absent with leave, severely wounded Sept.17. Adjt. William L. Palmer, absent, severely wounded Dec. 13. Co. A.Capt. Isaac H. Boyd, promoted to captain to date Nov. 21, vice Russell, discharged. Co. B.Capt. Henry A. Hale, absent, severely wounded Sept. 17. First Lieut. Elisha A. Hinks, in command of company—transferred from Co. E. Second Li
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 32: in pursuit of Lee. In camp at Morrisville. (search)
wounded, July 3rd. Adjt. William A. Hill, on detached service, Long Island, Boston Harbor, S. O. 171, July 27, 1863. Co. A.Capt. Isaac H. Boyd, on detached service Long Island, Boston Harbor, S. O. 171, 2nd Corps, July 27. Second Lieut. Warner M. Tilton, absent sick, 2nd Div. General Hospital. Co. B.Capt. H. A. Hale, on detached service, A. A. Insp. Gen., 1st Brig. 2nd Div., 2nd Corps, S. O. 60, March 15, 1863. First Lieut. Elisha A. Thinks, on detached service, A. D. C. to Brig. Gen. E. W. Hinks. Second Lieut. Moses Shackley, in command Co. B. Co. C.Capt. William L. Palmer, absent in Massachusetts, wounded July 3, S. C., extended to Sept. 3. First Lieut. Thomas F. Winthrop, on special duty, acting quartermaster. Co. D.Capt. Moncena Dunn, on detached service, A. A.Q. M. artillery brigade, 2nd Corps. First Lieut. David F. Chubbuck, in command Co. D. Second Lieut. William E. Barrows, on detached service, A. A.D. C. 3d Brig. 2nd Div. 2nd Corps. Co. E.First Lieut. John P.