Chapter 16: final service.
Upon the arrival of the several detachments of the Fifty-fourth at Charleston
, Companies A, C, F, H, and K, comprising the right wing under Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper
, located camp on the Neck in an open field to the right of the plank road, and nearer the city than Magnolia Cemetery. Major Pope
, with the left wing, relieved the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts at St. Andrew's Parish, across the Ashley River
, opposite the city, where they occupied high ground not far from the camp made just before first entering Charleston
From the Ashley
to Wappoo Cut was an intrenched line with several redoubts made by the Confederates
was placed in charge of what was known as the ‘Defences of Charleston
,’ comprising the intrenched line around the city, that at St. Andrew's Parish, and the James Island lines
; Mount Pleasant
was soon included in his command.
The troops under him were the Fifty-fourth, One Hundred and Seventh Ohio, and Twenty-first United States Colored Troops.
His headquarters were first at the Cary house
, but on the 8th were removed to Nos. 6 and 8 Meeting Street, Charleston
From camp on the Neck Lieutenant Reed
, with Company A, was sent on the 8th as train guard over the South Carolina Railroad to Summerville
, returning the next day. The One Hundred and Seventh Ohio arrived on the 8th