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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Appendix B: the First black soldiers. (search)
e Government did repudiate these pledges for years, though we had its own written authority to give them. But that matter needs an appendix by itself. The Hunter regiment remained in camp on Hilton Head Island until the beginning of August, 1862, kept constantly under drill, but much demoralized by desertion. It was then disbanded, except one company That company, under command of Sergeant Trowbridge, then acting as Captain, but not commissioned, was kept in service, and was sent (August 5, 1862) to garrison St. Simon's Island, on the coast of Georgia. On this island (made famous by Mrs. Kemble's description) there were then five hundred colored people, and not a single white man. The black soldiers were sent down on the Ben De Ford, Captain Hallett. On arriving, Trowbridge was at once informed by Commodore Goldsborough, naval commander at that station, that there was a party of rebel guerillas on the island, and was asked whether he would trust his soldiers in pursuit of
e word, than any collegiate course could have made him. But we can't look forward, for what horrors may come upon us before our independence is achieved it makes my heart ache to dwell upon. August 4, 1862. The girls just returned from a visit to Mrs. A. of several days, which they enjoyed greatly. Every thing there very bright and cheerful, except the hearts of the parents — they yearn for their sons on the field of danger! A battle is now expected between Jackson and Pope. August 5, 1862. The papers of last night brought us no news, except that our troops are firing upon the enemy's gun-boats near Coggin's Point. The result not known. A battle between Jackson and Pope still imminent. Major Bailey made a brilliant cavalry raid a few days since upon the enemy in Nicholas County, in which he took the command of a lieutenant-colonel prisoners, burnt their stores, and brought off many horses, mules, and arms. Morgan continues his successful raids in the West. The enem
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces at Baton Rouge, La. August 5th, 1862. (search)
The opposing forces at Baton Rouge, La. August 5th, 1862. The composition, losses, and strength of each army as here stated give the gist of all the data obtainable in the Official Records. K stands for killed; w for wounded; m w for mortally wounded; m for captured or missing; c for captured. The Union forces: Brig.-Gen. Thomas Williams (k), Col. Thomas W. Cahill. Troops: 9th Conn., Col. Thomas W. Cahill, Lieut.-Col. Richard Fitz-Gibbons; 21st Ind., Lieut.-Col. John A. Keith (w), Capt. James Grimsley; 14th Me., Col. Frank S. Nickerson (commanding the left wing), Lieut.-Col. Thomas W. Porter; 30th Mass., Col. Nathan A. M. Dudley (commanding the right wing), Maj. Horace O. Whittemore; 6th Mich., Capt. Charles E. Clarke; 7th Ver., Col. George T. Roberts (m w), Capt. Henry M. Porter, Lieut.-Col. Volney S. Fullam; 4th Wis., Lieut.-Col. Sidney A. Bean; 2d Co. Mass. Cav., Captain James M. Magee; Ind. Battery (3 guns), Lieut. James H. Brown; 2d Mass. Battery, Lieut. George G. Trul
Army Corps, to date from December 14, 1862, and Mtajor-General N. P. Banks is assigned to the command. At this time the troops of the Nineteenth Corps were, for the most part, just arriving from the North on ocean transports, and some of the regiments which had been assigned to the corps had not landed at this date. There had been some Union troops in Louisiana since the occupation of New Orleans, one brigade of which, under command of General Thomas Williams, fought at Baton Rouge, August 5, 1862, making a gallant and successful defence against the attack of Breckenridge's Division. General Williams was killed in this battle. Another brigade, under General Weitzel, was engaged in a lot fight, October 27, 1862, at Georgia Landing (Labadiesville) in the LaFourche district. Soon after the date of the order creating the Nineteenth Corps, an organization was effected. The returns for April, 1863, show four divisions, commanded respectively by Generals Augur, Sherman (Thos. W.),
  H   18 18   16 16 195   I   10 10 1 5 6 129   K 2 24 26   14 14 196 Totals 11 153 164 2 95 97 1,932 Original enrollment, 990; killed, 122; percentage, 12.0. Total killed and wounded, 566; Died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 30 battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. First Bull Run, Va. 15 Wilderness, Va. 16 Williamsburg, Va. 15 Spotsylvania, Va. 9 Oak Grove, Va. 2 North Anna, Va. 1 Glendale, Va. 1 Cold Harbor, Va. 2 Malvern Hill, Va., Aug. 5, 1862 2 Petersburg, Va. 5 Manassas, Va. 28 Peebles' Farm, Va. 2 Chancellorsville, Va. 15 Boydton Road, Va. 5 Gettysburg, Va. 37 Hatcher's Run, Va. 3 Mine Run, Va. 6     Present, also, at Yorktown; Fair Oaks; Savage Station; Bristoe Station (1862); Chantilly; Fredericksburg; Totopotomoy; Farmville; Sailor's Creek; Appomattox. notes.--The Eleventh left the State June 24, 1861, and in less than a month was engaged at First Bull Run; its loss, as then officially reported, was
nia Richardson's Second 23 107 5 135 5th Penn. Reserves McCall's Fifth 18 103 50 171 9th Penn. Reserves McCall's Fifth 19 94 40 153 Malvern Hill, Va.             July 1, 1862.             4th Michigan Morell's Fifth 41 100 23 164 83d Pennsylvania Morell's Fifth 33 115 18 166 14th New York Morell's Fifth 22 103 --- 125 Murfreesboro, Tenn.             July 13, 1862.             9th Michigan Crittenden's ---------- 11 89 37 137 Baton Rouge, La.             Aug. 5, 1862.             21st Indiana Williams's (Thos.) ---------- 24 98 4 126 14th Maine Williams's (Thos.) ---------- 36 71 12 119 Cedar Mountain, Va.             Aug. 9, 1862.             2d Massachusetts Williams's Twelfth 40 93 40 173 46th Pennsylvania Williams's Twelfth 31 102 111 244 7th Ohio Augur's Twelfth 31 149 2 182 10th Maine Williams's Twelfth 24 145 4 173 Kettle Run, Va. Preliminary actions at Manassas, or Second B
occupied by two regiments of the enemy's cavalry, under General Robertson. Eleven of the enemy were killed and fifty-two taken prisoners. Among the latter are one major, two captains, and two lieutenants. Our loss was two killed and three wounded. The enemy retired in such haste as to leave their wounded in our hands. The railroad and telegraph-line between Orange Court-House and Gordonsville were destroyed. John Pope, Major-General. A National account. Culpeper Court-House, August 5, 1862. Early on Friday morning it was noised abroad that we were on the move. Orderlies galloped here and there, and yet no one knew how soon or where we were to go. But the bugle soon undeceived us, and by noon we were on the move. Bayard, with two regiments, had gone early towards Madison, and soon after two other regiments were on the move, their long line filing away towards the fords of the Rapidan. A single glance at headquarters showed that the body-guard of Gen. Crawford were s
65. call for true men. by Robert Lowell. Up to battle! Up to battle! All we love is saved or lost! Workshop's hum and streetside's tattle, Off! These things the life may cost! Come, for your country! For all dear things, come! Come to the roll of the rallying drum! You have seen the spring-swollen river Hurling torrent, ice and wreck! You have felt the strong pier quiver Like a tempest.shaken deck! Many a stout heart, quick hand and eye Broke the water's mad strength, and it went by. Look on this mad threatening torrent, Tumbling on with blood and death! Will we see our bulwarks war-rent? Never! Draw a stronger breath! Here is good man's work Break through and through! What matters hardship or danger to you? What were death to any true man, If the cause be true and high? Beastly might quails when the human Looks it calmly in the eye. Break, with the bayonet, those crowding ranks! God's blessing! glory! and evermore, thanks! Duanbsburgh, August 5, 1862.
a. Gen. Hooker, with his own division and Pleasonton's cavalry, was therefore directed to gain possession of Malvern Hill on the night of the 2d of Aug. He failed to do so on account of the incompetency of guides. On the 4th Gen. Hooker was reinforced by Gen. Sedgmick's division, and, having obtained a knowledge of the roads, he succeeded in turning Malvern Hill and driving the enemy back towards Richmond. The following is my report of this affair at the time: Malvern Hill, Aug. 5, 1862, 1 P. M. Gen. Hooker at 5.30 this morning attacked a very considerable force of infantry and artillery stationed at this place, and carried it handsomely, driving the enemy towards New Market, which is four miles distant, and where it is said they have a large force. We have captured 100 prisoners, killed and wounded several, with a loss on our part of only three killed and eleven wounded; among the latter two officers. I shall probably remain here to-night, ready to act as circum
July 24th the fleet under Farragut and the troops that had occupied the position on the river bank opposite Vicksburg under the command of General Thomas Williams went down the river, Farragut proceeding to New Orleans and Williams once more to Baton Rouge. The latter had withdrawn from his work of cutting the canal in front of Vicksburg, and a few days after his arrival at Baton Rouge the Confederate General Van Dorn sent General J. C. Breckinridge to seize the post. On the morning of August 5, 1862, the Federal forces were attacked. Williams, who had with him only about twenty-five hundred men, soon found that a much larger force was opposed to him, Breckinridge having between five and six thousand men. The brunt of the early morning attack fell upon the Indiana and Michigan troops, who slowly fell back before the fierce rushes of the bravely led men in gray. At once, Williams ordered Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin regiments to go to their relief, sending at the same t
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