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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 1: from Massachusetts to Virginia. (search)
gram from Washington to Governor Andrew of Massachusetts, to send forward fifteen hundred men, was berth to go with the first volunteers from Massachusetts, keep me in mind, and give me an early oppw, this offer of a regiment of citizens of Massachusetts, to fight for the country for an indefinit The letter is as follows:-- Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Department, Council Chahought and the foresight which called upon Massachusetts to discharge all volunteers save enough tomistake; but I rectified it before leaving Massachusetts. The case of Captain --shows how much nwing from the Adjutant-General:-- Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant-General's Office, Boston upon their property; as we were just from Massachusetts, where we were not accustomed to trespass ere John Brown hid the rifles presented by Massachusetts donors. At Charlestown, where this old orts, I was profoundly impressed that this Massachusetts regiment had followed so quickly in his tr[3 more...]
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)
States had raised Mr. N. P. Banks, late of Massachusetts, from a private citizen to the rank of a Mline? While our discipline troubled one Massachusetts regiment, it excited a spirit of emulationseemed likely to achieve at Brook Farm, in Massachusetts, was fairly accorded to it in its camp at rank, the new cavalry regiment forming in Massachusetts, some promoted to staff corps, and some twssed by Governor Andrew to the colonels of Massachusetts regiments, in which he explained the princese rules, the Governor wished colonels of Massachusetts regiments to prepare their recommendationsnnsylvania Regiments, is being now done in Massachusetts in the organization of a force for operatiy, and for us most happily. Since leaving Massachusetts there had been eight resignations of officg, that before applying to the Governor of Massachusetts for a commission he would like to know thaone of General Banks's old constituents in Massachusetts, a friend, perhaps father, of the soldier
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 6: battle of Winchester (continued)—Federal retreat across the Potomac to Williamsport. (search)
e Second Massachusetts Regiment, commanded by Colonel Gordon of Massachusetts, who is, I believe, said the Major, an old friend of yours. The effect of our retreat upon the country was startling. In Massachusetts the people were aroused by a proclamation. Hardly had the thouat Boston penned the last words of a proclamation, calling upon Massachusetts to rise once more for the rescue and defence of the capital. The whole active militia of Massachusetts was summoned to report on Boston Common to-morrow, from thence to oppose with fiery zeal and couragen other States the excitement was scarcely less intense than in Massachusetts. New York sent her Eleventh Regiment of State Militia. It arriately after our arrival at Williamsport to Governor Andrew, of Massachusetts. This final act, connected with the days of the twenty-fourth it came to my knowledge that the congressional delegation from Massachusetts had recommended my promotion to a brigadier-generalslip. The P
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 10: General Banks's orders and responsibility. (search)
ages [all the mistakes enumerated in this paper, that means] his [Banks's] corps gallantly responded to his orders, and assailed the enemy with great fury and determination. The action lasted about an hour and a half, and during that time our forces suffered heavy loss, Officially given as 1,661 killed and wounded, and 732 missing,--total, 2,393. Enemy, 1,300 killed and wounded. and were gradually driven back to their former position, at which point Ricketts came up. And again, The Massachusetts regiments There was but one, the Second. behaved with especial gallantry; and although I regret that Banks thought it expedient to depart from my instructions, it gives me pleasure to bear testimony to his gallant and intrepid conduct. And again, Williams, Geary, Augur, Carroll, Gordon, Crawford, and Greene behaved with distinguished gallantry. It may be asked why, after the severe language we have quoted from Pope, upon Banks's disobedience of his orders, there should have been
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Index (search)
for commission for friends in same, 10, 11. Urges the War Department to accept more troops from Mass., 15. His action in regard to a case of discipline of an officer of the Second Mass. Regiment, 2r, 124-126. C Cameron, Simon (Secretary of War), writes Governor Andrew in regard to Massachusetts regiments for the war, 15, 16. Camp Andrew, the name given to the first camping-ground of5. Elzey, General, Rebel officer, 237, 240. Enlistment of troops for the Civil War, in Massachusetts,--course pursued by General Gordon in, 2 et seq. Evans, N. G., General, commands Rebel for, fights Stonewall Jackson, with Milroy, 178-180. Schouler, William, adjutant-general of Massachusetts, 22. Scott, Lieutenant, aid to General Gordon, 206, 222, 224. Promoted to be captain, 2719-22. Good discipline of, while at Brook Farm, 22,--and elsewhere, 24. 50, 90, 91. Leaves Massachusetts for Virginia, 23. Its fine order and appearance as it marched into Martinsburg, Md., 23, 24