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bearing was graceful, as became a soldier and gentleman. His family connections were of the highest social standing, character, and influence. He married Miss Haggerty, of New York City, on May 2, 1863. Captain Shaw arrived in Boston on February 15, and at once assumed the duties of his position. Captain Hallowell was already there, daily engaged in the executive business of the new organization; and about the middle of February, his brother, Edward N. Hallowell, who had served as a lieWestern Massachusettts and Connecticut. When ordered to camp, about April 1, he had recruited some seventy men. Much the larger number of recruits were obtained through the organization and by the means which will now be described. About February 15, Governor Andrew appointed a committee to superintend the raising of recruits for the colored regiment, consisting of George L. Stearns, Amos A. Lawrence, John M. Forbes, William I. Bowditch, Le Baron Russell, and Richard P. Hallowell, of Bost
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 14: Charleston and Savannah. (search)
Chapter 14: Charleston and Savannah. All the strong positions along the railroad having been abandoned by the enemy, the road to Charleston was now open to the Coast Division for an advance without opposition. Colonel Hallowell, on February 15, was ordered with the Fifty-fourth, One Hundred and Twenty-seventh New York, some artillery, and a small force of cavalry to proceed to Ashepoo by way of a road above the railroad leading through Blue House. We moved at noon of a bright, warm day, the companies on picket joining the regiment as it passed. From recent rain the road was heavy with clayey mud, making marching most wearisome. There was constant delay passing through overflowed places, or while bridges were being repaired. We reached Blue House and a mile beyond at 8 P. M., making but six miles. Three bridges had been rebuilt, and two more were reported just in front. Colonel Hallowell, finding it impossible to longer pursue that route, then moved back. We were on a caus
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
pl 63 Co. G, Sergt 10 May 63, Sergt Major 9 Apl 64. 20 Aug 65. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Toledo, Ohio. Company A. Adams, Jacob 39, wid.; laborer; Lenox. 18 Feb 63; 20 Aug 65.— Lenox. Addison, David 25, sin.; laborer; Sheffield. 15 Feb. 63; deserted 14 Apl 63 Readville.— Aikens, William H. 26, mar.; laborer; Boston. 13 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Portsmouth, N. H. Albert, Henry 42, mar.; farmer; Boston. 3 Mch 63; Killed 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $5orgetown S. C. dis. $325. Briggs, Chauncey 20, mar.; farmer; Castleton, Vt. 20 July 63; died 25 Mch 65 Charleston S. C. of disease. —— Briggs, Royal A. 18, —— —— Rutland Vt. 25 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. Burns, John 21, —— laborer; Bath Co. Ky. 15 Feby 65; 20 Aug 65. $122.66. Burrell, Sylvester 19, sin.; laborer; Lancaster Co, Pa. 19 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. bush, Henry 26, sin.; seaman; Baltimore. 30 Nov 63; died 23 Feb 65 Morris Id. S. C. of accidental burns. $325. Butle