Fifty-fourth New York) was seen deployed as skirmishers.
About a mile and a half from the bridge the low ground was crossed; and Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper
deployed the regiment under artillery fire.
The line was formed as below, with Company D on the right,—
F G B E A K D
and with the following officers present: Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper
, commanding; Major Appleton
; Adjutant Howard
; Company D, Captain Jones
and Lieutenant Swails
; Company K, Lieutenant Leonard
, commanding, and Lieutenant Chas. Jewett, Jr.
; Company A, Lieutenant Knowles
; Company E, Captain Emilio
and Lieutenants Chipman
; Company B, Lieutenant Newell
, commanding, and Lieutenant Hallett
; Company G, Lieut. David Reid
; Company F, Captain Bridge
and Lieutenant Duren
. Sergt. Chas. A. Lenox
, of Company A, bore the national flag, and Corp. Jos. Stiles
, of Company F, the State
color, in the ranks of Company E.
There were 363 enlisted men present.
was also on the island.
was detailed on Morris Island
, and an assistant-surgeon (whose name is not known), was temporarily assigned to the regiment.
All the horses had been left at Stono
Though partially concealed by woods and irregularities of the ground, we of the Fifty-fourth knew the formidable character of the enemy's works in our front, for from the ‘Crow's Nest
’ on Black Island
we had seen in reverse the line constructed since the previous summer in advance of the older works.
and Batteries Pringle and Tynes were on the Stono
to our left front; and from