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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XII: the Black regiment (search)
gan to mend (though still mere wrecks of themselves) all the wheels began to turn, all cards turned out aces and at this moment I don't see one real worry except that, no doubt, some of the officers are sick. Never was there a greater triumph of sheer health and an unalterable habit of looking on the bright side. Although the Colonel was himself abstaining from action at this time, his men made occasional sallies into the enemy's territory. On one of these raids a colored sergeant, Henry Williams, engineered the escape of all the slaves from a plantation, and the adventure is thus described in a letter to Mrs. Higginson:— Camp Shaw, Nov. 26. We have had quite an excitement in a fight of some of our men on the main land where they brought away 27 colored people and 2 rebel pickets and beat off a cavalry company headed by five blood hounds, all of whom were killed. We have the body of one which James Rogers has skinned and taken to N. Y. to be stuffed and shown. Two of
sits, 322. Weiss, Rev. Mr., 267. Weld, Samuel, Higginson teaches in school of, 41-46. Wells, William, his school, 14, 15. Wentworth, Sir, John, 4. Wentworth, John, Governor of New Hampshire, 3. Western Reserve University, confers degree on Col. Higginson, 377; Higginson lectures at, 382. Whitman, Walt, 336; Higginson quotes, 395. Whittier, John Greenleaf, 336; Higginson visits, 98, 266; described, 259. Whittier, John Greenleaf, 424; Higginson at work on, 386. Williams, Henry, 233. Wilson, John. See North, Christopher. Woman and the Alphabet, or Ought Women to learn the Alphabet? 407; inquiry about, 156; influence of, 156, 157. Women and Men, 308, 418. Woman Who Most Influenced Me, The, 7, 421. Woman's Suffrage, rights of women, 73, 92, 93, 137, 138, 141; convention, 134-36, 266; Bill, 296, 297; in England, 331, 340. Worcester, Free Church at, 115, 121-23; people of, 118, 119; free public library at, 140. Worden, Capt., 260, 261. Wordswor