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Historic leaves, volume 1, April, 1902 - January, 1903, Military Record of Captain Martin Binney (search)
ined upon his staff until the surrender of Harper's Ferry, September 15, 1862. In June, 1862, the enemy made an attack upon Harper's Ferry from Halltown and London Heights, and we fell back over a ps was with the regiment at Relay House and Harper's Ferry. Again, late in June, 1862, while super While the Tenth Maine was quartered at Harper's Ferry, Captain West's company (D) was provost gud, and Captain West was provost-marshal of Harper's Ferry and vicinity. The enemy was obliged to ret the Confederates had again laid siege to Harper's Ferry to cover their raid into Maryland, and I august, 1862, the enemy again laid siege to Harper's Ferry. They crossed the Potomac river at Point ocks and Edward's Ferry, which was between Harper's Ferry and Baltimore, and before cutting the teleneral Longstreet's ammunition train. Thus Harper's Ferry became a slaughter pen, and on the morningice was received that all the prisoners of Harper's Ferry were exchanged. I was ordered to report f
capture a little corn meal, and, if we were especially fortunate, once in a while a little ham or bacon, but for some days the steady diet of some of the men was mush and milk (minus the milk). From Haxall's Landing, on the James river, about seven hundred of us dismounted men were sent back to Giesboro Point to be re-mounted. On the night of July 4 one hundred and sixty-four muskets were issued to every able man in the Dismounted Camp, so called, and the next day we were sent up to Harper's Ferry, as infantry, to help head off the raid on Washington. We had our share of marching and fighting, and finally part of us got back to Giesboro on the twenty-seventh of July. On August 24 we obtained horses, and on the twenty-fifth we left for the front to rejoin the regiment near Petersburg. From that time up to March 17, 1865, we were kept busy, picketing, scouting, and raiding; the engagements that amounted to anything being Jerusalem Plank Road, September 16, 1864; Reams Station,
Historic leaves, volume 1, April, 1902 - January, 1903, Service in Tenth Maine Volunteers. (search)
of the Washington branch and the viaduct over the Patapsco river. General Miles was killed September 15, 1862, at Harper's Ferry, Va. Sergeant Brackett was in many engagements with the regiment in this brigade, and again proved himself a brave and pe's army, and with Major-General McClellan's army in the Forced March to Maryland to intercept Lees army and relieve Harper's Ferry, which was besieged by Major-General A. P. Hill's corps. The surrender of Harper's Ferry took place September 15, 18Harper's Ferry took place September 15, 1862, while the battle of South Mountain was going on. The Tenth Maine regiment was in the battle of Antietam September 17, 1862, and Edward Brackett was in command of company D. Captain West having been made major of the Seventeenth Maine regiment, First Lieutenant Beardsley was made captain, and Lieutenant Binney being on detached service on staff duties at Harper's Ferry, and Captain Beardsley having been taken prisoner at Cedar Mountain, left Brackett in command of the company. Lieutenant Ed
adley House, location of, 1853, III.—15. Hale, Joseph, IV.—29. Hall, Benjamin. II.—10. Hall, Dudley, II.—13. Hall, Ebenezer, II.—10. Hall, Fitch, II.—10. Halltown. I.—34, 35. Hammond, Captain, Lar, III.—10. Hammond. Henry C., IV.—29. Hampton Roads. IV.—31. Hancock,. Governor John, II.—25. Hancock. Major-General, I.—37. Hancock's 2nd Army Corps, I.—39. Hannaford, E. P., IV.—23. Harbour, J. L., I.—14. Harbour, J. L., Address by, I.—14 to 17. Harper's Ferry, I.—34, 35, 36; II.—38; III.—24, 25. Harrington, John, IV.—24. Harvard Square Cemetery, I.—22. Hawkins Block, IV.—30. Hawkins Family, The, II.—25. Hawkins House, II.—23. Haxall's Landing-, II.—38. Heald, Mrs. Helen E. M., II.—25. Heath, General, II.—29. Henderson, Mrs., Franklin, II.—24. Hessian Prisoners, II.—29. Hicks, John, II.—28. Highland Avenue, Somerville, I. Hill House, III.—16. Hill,