Lieutenants Chas. Jewett, Jr.
, and Daniel G. Spear
, newly appointed, joined.
went North sick, and never returned.
News of a number of promotions came on the 26th. Lieutenant Homans
was made captain of Company C, vice Partridge
; Lieutenant Tucker
captain of Company H, vice Higginson
; Lieut. T. L. Appleton
captain of Company G, vice Smith
Second Lieutenants Chipman
, Lewis Reed
, and Newell
were promoted first lieutenants.
Sergt. Stephen A. Swails
, of Company F, was commissioned second lieutenant.
Brig.-Gen. John P. Hatch
relieved General Seymour
of the command in Florida
, March 28.
He was a West Point graduate, who had served with the Third Infantry and Mounted Rifles in Mexico
and on the frontier.
His commission dated Sept. 28, 1861, and he had been connected with the Army of the Potomac. Colonel Henry
, with the Fortieth Massachusetts, Seventy-fifth Ohio, and One Hundred and Sixty-ninth New York, went upon a reconnoissance April 2.
He found the enemy's outposts a mile beyond Cedar Run
, and drove them until a strong skirmish line was shown, when he retired, with four men wounded.
courteously sent to us on the 6th a list of our wounded and captured at Olustee
, giving 449 names, nine of which purported to be Fifty-fourth men. In the Record of Massachusetts Volunteers but five of these names are found; namely, Corp. J. H. Gooding
, Company C, who is given as having died at Andersonville
; Private Isaac H. Hawkins
, Company D, who was discharged June 20, 1865; Private Wm. Mitchell
, Company F, discharged as a prisoner of war; and Jason Champlin
and Wm. H. Morris