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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 1: from Massachusetts to Virginia. (search)
, was followed by A. B. Underwood. Then came Wilder Dwight, and within a few days George L. Andrews, who mad, person, counsel, and energetic assistance was Wilder Dwight, of Brookline. It was on the eighteenth day of on the same day, though later, in an interview with Dwight, that I informed him of the Governor's acceptance o with my effort. It was on the same day, too, that Dwight, suggesting the possibility of procuring money by sthat I designated Lieutenant-Colonel Andrews and Major Dwight to go forward for me, and fulfil my purposes. Oad been made. The following letter to me from Major Dwight, dated April 25, is pertinent. It is as followsou can, so that we may prepare to go. Yours, Wilder Dwight. G. H. Gordon. On the thirtieth of April IRush right forward. Home to-morrow evening. Wilder Dwight. So the last condition was fulfilled; and, soedar Mountain, to fall with his men on either hand; Dwight, the brave, the ardent, and faithful, conspicuous i
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 2: Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights—Darnstown, Maryland.--Muddy Branch and Seneca Creek on the Potomac—Winter quarters at Frederick, Md. (search)
he remainder of the sentence be executed in a less conspicuous place. Instantly I directed Major Dwight to lay before General Banks the result of such a concession to a mutinous demand, and to protest with all his power against any change whatever in the punishment. Major Dwight returned in a few minutes, to say that General Banks, as soon as he had despatched my note, had ridden rapidly away,ampment. For this act the soldier was tried by a Court, sitting on our grounds, of which Major Wilder Dwight was President. On the seventh of October, in observance of a day of fasting and prayed of his regiment, to die at Gettysburg, Forward the Second! It is murder, but it is an order. Dwight would still have traced with fainting hand, as his life-blood was wasting away at Antietam, I ther, during a brief absence of fifteen days, the command of the Second Regiment devolved upon Wilder Dwight. In characteristic letters he informed me of the condition of the regiment, and that he had
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 3: through Harper's Ferry to Winchester—The Valley of the Shenandoah. (search)
und loose, as it was termed, were shot, while many a duck and chicken went into the men's haversacks for supper. It was at Charlestown, and at this time, that Major Dwight ordered a stop put to foraging in the Second,--after he had seen all the men of his regiment thoroughly provided for. There was great exhilaration among the yocession language, and I have been much surprised at it. This was so cheerful that I thought I might venture to test the strength of Union feeling by sending Major Dwight to find rooms for General Abercrombie, our brigade commander. Knocking at a promising-looking house, he was greeted by a sharp-visaged woman, who called out ttian, but I hope you will get whipped. Through the crack of the door came this impetuous torrent of words, until the flow was checked in a downright cry. Major Dwight, though embarrassed, proceeded to business. I want a room, said he, for General Abercrombie; and he will protect you. Still the woman refused. Then th
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 5: return to Strasburg (continued)—Banks's flight to WinchesterBattle of Winchester. (search)
re of affairs, Jackson with his escort came unconsciously almost up to it. He was received by Major Dwight, who commanded the rear, by a volley delivered at short range with perfect coolness and great effect. Major Dwight's formation was judicious: Captain Abbott commanded one platoon, posted on one side of the road; Captain Cogswell another, on the other side ; while in the centre were two plato regiment was overtaken by the enemy. The rear-guard was, as it had been, under command of Major Dwight, the remainder of the regiment in column in the road, and the wounded just transported into and of a horse's gallop, drawing nearer and nearer, until it ceased at my door. The rider was Major Dwight, and his greeting, Colonel, the pickets are falling back! the enemy is advancing! It was fombined to make sleep almost an impossibility. Yes, I will be there instantly, I replied to Major Dwight, as I jumped from my blankets and threw myself into the saddle. Galloping rapidly to Banks's
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 6: battle of Winchester (continued)—Federal retreat across the Potomac to Williamsport. (search)
emerge from the woods, Colonel Andrews, through Major Dwight, reported to me that he could see his troops advles out; but the enemy was so close upon it that Major Dwight fell into his hands. He could have escaped but ounded man, whom he aided into a house. After Major Dwight's capture, a very quiet and peaceable affair (giburied our dead. For some required conveniences Major Dwight was compelled to appeal to General Jackson, of was associate in our Mexican War. It was urged by Major Dwight, in his appeal to Stonewall Jackson, that he wasplied old Jack, --he was, sir, once a friend. Major Dwight retired, his request unheeded. As I write theseon us by others. The thirty-first of May found Mr. Dwight, of Boston, the brother of our captured major, atsburg, was ordered by General Hatch to send with Mr. Dwight an escort of ten men,--men who can remember what he twenty-first of June a despatch came to me, Dwight is safe, prisoner at Winchester. (Signed) F. D'
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Index (search)
80, 185, 198, 200, 209, 210, 212-214, 217, 219-221, 223, 227, 228, 231-233, 235, 237, 240, 242, 244, 295-297, 329, 333. Devens, Charles, Colonel of the Fifteenth Mass. Regiment, 65. Is engaged in the Battle of Ball's Bluff, 66-78; and escapes capture by swimming, 78. Donely, Colonel, commands Federal brigade under Banks, 39, 201, 202, 204, 230, 234-236. Mortally wounded at the battle of Cedar Mountain, 304. Duff, Captain, 68. Dunning, Colonel, commands Federal brigade, 154. Dwight, Wilder, applies for a commission in the Second Mass. Regiment, 4; among the first to aid General Gordon in enlisting and forming the same, 6-9. Goes to Washington to get President's authority to raise a regiment for the war, 8, 9. President of a Court-martial, 57. Commands the regiment in the absence of General Gordon, 84, 85. His experience with a Rebel woman, 106. Commands the rear in General Gordon's retreat from Newtown, 219, 222. In the battle of Winchester, 237; is taken prison