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Cemetery Hill (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
mber, including Lieuts. Francis Thomas of Weymouth and Charles G. Russell of Boston. Both these regiments were in the second division of the First Corps, under Maj.-Gen. J. F. Reynolds, though temporarily commanded by Maj.-Gen. Abner Doubleday. The First Corps was, on this first day, in the words of its commander, broken and defeated but not discouraged, and was a mere advance guard of the army. The men captured were largely taken in the effort to reach General Steinwehr's division on Cemetery Hill, which was their rallying point. Doubleday's Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, p. 150. On the second day of Gettysburg (July 2), Massachusetts regiments were with General Sickles in his firm resistance to the Confederate attack; these being the 18th and 22d and the 5th and 9th batteries. Col. W. S. Tilton, commanding brigade, says that the officers and men showed the greatest coolness and courage. Official War Records, 43, p. 698. In other parts of the line the heaviest losses f
Louisiana (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
me sleep in peace for the first time since I came here. I want you to go to Louisiana and do the same thing there. Irvin, p. 56. For Banks's surprise at his appming ultimately chief of staff to General Banks. General Banks's career in Louisiana began with a success and a failure,— the evacuation of Baton Rouge by the Coneleased. The first battle of the 19th Army Corps took place at Bisland, in Louisiana, on April 13, 1863. It consisted of an attack on the line of breastworks thr of sharpshooters, and the scarcely more endurable rays of the burning sun of Louisiana, until night came and brought relief. Irwin's 19th Army Corps, p. 197. He he last pitched battle fought before the transfer of the 19th Army Corps from Louisiana to Virginia, where it was to take part in the Shenandoah campaign. There wer of the 19th Army Corps to Virginia; the Massachusetts troops still left in Louisiana being the 3d Mass. Cavalry, the 31st Infantry (mounted), and the 4th, 7th and
Fishers Hill (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
report of Col. G. D. Wells, brigade commander, and he adds, I desire to call especial attention to the conduct of Major Pratt and his regiment in the last charge, and mentions also the death of Capt. G. W. Thompson, for a long time commanding the regiment, and a most valuable and gallant officer. Official Records, 90, p. 377. See Sheridan's Personal Memoirs (II, 14), for his opinion of the Massachusetts regiments at this battle. In the hurricane battle, as it has been called, of Fisher's Hill, Va. (September 21, 22), Massachusetts troops took an active part. Early had been already alarmed by the gradual approach of the Union troops, and was preparing, as he says, to retreat after dark, when at sunset the troops of Crook, who had been gradually approaching during the day, sprang upon him. Had the heavens opened, writes one officer, and we had been seen descending from the clouds, no greater consternation would have been created. Pond's Shenandoah Campaign, p. 177. The 34th Ma
Port Hudson (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ight, had already fallen at Antietam. In the siege of Port Hudson, Colonel Chickering (41st Mass. Infantry) marched, May 2 was not, however, large. In both the two assaults on Port Hudson (May 27 and June 14, 1863) the regiment suffering most s and the 52d (Colonel Greenleaf). When the assault on Port Hudson was ordered for the 27th, a storming party of two hundree fight eleven were wounded. In the second assault on Port Hudson (June 14), the chief loss fell on the 38th and 53d Mass. The surrender of Vicksburg, followed closely by that of Port Hudson, rendered unnecessary the sacrifice demanded of the storBiographies, I, 107. The engineering operations, both at Port Hudson and Vicksburg, were largely under the direction of Massa Irwin, p. 253. After General Sherman was wounded at Port Hudson, Gen. Wm. Dwight, Jr., showed great energy in pushing fong to chivalry on both sides, as when, in the assault on Port Hudson, orders were given by Confederate officers to spare Gen.
Barney's Point (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
and when General Williams left that town on June 20, in the unavailing hope of taking Vicksburg, the 30th Mass. formed a portion of the force, with the 2d Battery (Captain Nims) and part of the 6th Battery (Captain Everett) ; the rest of this last battery and C company of cavalry (2d Battalion) remaining behind. Irwin's 19th Army Corps, p. 22. During the passage of Vicksburg by the navy, the eight guns of the two Massachusetts batteries were landed and placed behind the levee at Barney's Point, and were used to reply to the heavy guns on the high bluff; this being the only part taken in the affair by the army. Later, in the contest between the Union gunboats and the formidable rebel ram Arkansas, there were on board the Carondelet, when run ashore, twenty men of the 30th Mass., under Lieut. E. A. Fiske. No casualties occurred, but the troops returned, July 26, to Baton Rouge, after having, for more than three months, undergone hardships such as have seldom fallen to the lot
Indiana (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
the whole number. Total number of sailors and marines furnished by the States:— Connecticut,2,163 Delaware,94 District of Columbia,1,353 Illinois,2,224 Indiana,1,078 Iowa,5 Kentucky,314 Maine,5,030 Maryland,3,925 Massachusetts,19,983 Michigan,498 Minnesota,3 Missouri,151 New Hampshire,882 New Jersey,8,129 New d, twenty-five regiments were reproved and punished by cessation of all furloughs; of these, fifteen were from New York, eight from Pennsylvania and one each from Indiana and Massachusetts. It is to be observed that the regiment thus censured, while occupying on May 3 a breastwork peculiarly exposed, declined the offer of the braking in all 146,730 men, of whom 13,942 died in the war. The only States surpassing Massachusetts in total number were New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana; the same proportion existing in the number of deaths, with the addition that Michigan also slightly exceeded Massachusetts in the proportion of these. The tab
Ipswich, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ne charge, charging and carrying three fortified hills in succession, but having 24 killed or mortally wounded, Adjutant General's Report, January, 1865, p 780. including Lieuts. H. J. Parker of Townsend and E. L. Bumpus of Braintree. At Cassville, Ga., both regiments were engaged (May 19-22), with small loss. At Kenesaw Mountain they had several engagements in June, the 33d making another fine charge, and losing 11 killed or mortally wounded, including the 2d lieutenant, C. H. Lord of Ipswich. By July 17 the 33d had been reduced to a mere skeleton regiment. The 2d Mass. was in the breastworks before Atlanta from July 22, 1864, and on the 30th Lieutenant-Colonel Morse of that regiment, being field officer of the day, surprised the enemy's pickets in his front and captured them in their rifle-pits. The regiment was then ordered to the support of the picket line and hastily threw up breastworks. They were within two hundred yards of the enemy's forts, and under a close and hot
Plymouth County (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
th Regiment, Col. S. C. Lawrence (a Middlesex County regiment), but temporarily to be assigned to the 3d Regiment (Col. D. W. Wardrop), which was mainly from Plymouth County. Adjutant-General's report, January, 1862, pp. 9, 13. It had ninety-seven members, no other company in the regiment having more than seventy-eight, and one6 Bristol County21192213 Essex County71857928 Franklin County-11 Hampden County-33 Hampshire County-22 Middlesex County57882939 Norfolk County21391412 Plymouth County19333352 Suffolk County27325352 Worcester County24339363 Other States,15657 Residence not given,-3232 Totals,2443,4923,736 When we stop to consider whre Adjutant J. A. Fox, Quartermaster M. M. Hawes, Chaplain A. H. Quint, Capt. H. M. Comey, Capt. G. J. Thompson, Capt. G. A. Thayer. 3d Infantry, belonging to Plymouth and Bristol counties, had 4 commissioned officers to carry its four colors. Lieut.-Col. James Barton outranked the other officers on the ground. 4th Infantry
Annapolis (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
th and 5th, with the 7th New York, by way of Annapolis. It is well to record here that in the folly and Hay, IV, 153. V. The route through Annapolis. Next to the early service of the 6th M. 8th M. V. M. in its march to Washington via Annapolis. The circumstances of this advance were amore, and adding, Shall we send them through Annapolis? Official War Records, II, 578. No ree most urgently advised that he should go to Annapolis, and Captain (afterwards admiral) Dupont cald march, as well as an unexpected descent on Annapolis, was the result of Colonel Lefferts' judgmen Mass. and 7th New York infantries to go via Annapolis to Washington. Official War Records, II, d also provided it with coal and a pilot for Annapolis; Mr. S. M. Felton's statement will be fourrived the 26th, General Butler remaining at Annapolis. On their arrival at Washington, Colonel emoval of General Butler from the command of Annapolis was undoubtedly due as much to this neglect [3 more...]
Williamstown (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
the 25th Mass. Infantry and the 25th South Carolina found themselves face to face. The 25th Mass. lost 14 killed (including Lieut. C. E. Upton), Colonel Pickett pays a fine tribute to this young officer. Official War Records, 68, p. 156. the 23d and 27th also losing, while the 40th was present but not seriously engaged. At Ashland (May 11) the 1st Mass. Cavalry, being detached with others to make a sudden attack upon Ashland Station, lost 6 killed, including Lieut. E. P. Hopkins of Williamstown. At Drewry's Bluff (May 12-16) the Star Brigade, with the 4th Cavalry (1 battalion), again met the enemy, with much heavier losses than at Swift Creek, the losses falling on the 23d, 24th, 25th, 27th and 40th Mass. Infantry. On the first day a portion of the enemy's line of defence was carried with small loss; on the 16th Butler was forced back to his entrenchments, the Confederates entrenching strongly in front, thus leaving him bottled up, in Grant's celebrated phrase, and requiring b
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