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ered where one could go; And the breeze was alive with laughter Till the boatmen began to row. And many a brave, stout fellow Who sprang in the boats with mirth Ere they made that fatal crossing Was only lifeless earth. Cheer after cheer we sent them As only Armies can,— Cheers for old Massachusetts.— Cheers for Young Michigan. They formed in line of battle, Not a man was out of place; Then with levelled steel they hurled them Straight in the rebel's face. Casualities at Fredericksburg, Dec. 11-13, 1862. killed in action or died of wounds: Co. A.Private Gilman F. Nichols,DiedDec. 11. Private Edward D. Noyes,DiedDec. 13. Private Leroy A. Nelson,DiedDec. 13. Private Charles Hudson,DiedDec. 14. Co. B.Second Lieut. Thomas Claffey,DiedDec. 13. Corporal Winfield Rappell,DiedDec. 13. Private Peter Wallace,DiedDec. 11. Private Joseph A. Guilford,DiedDec. 11. Private Conwell Merritt,DiedDec. 13. Private Joseph Seaver,DiedDec. 14. Private Daniel P. Howard,DiedDec. 15. Priva
k tents and bivouacked, and prepared to march. There was a delay of two days, however, and in the small hours of Sunday morning, May 3, the men marched to the Lacy House, halting very near the same spot as on the morning of the memorable 11th of December, 1862. Lieut. Col. Devereux called for 20 volunteers who, after being joined by a like number from the 20th Massachusetts regiment, were to cross the river in boats. The required number at once stepped forward and Lieut. Ferris volunteered iddle of the river, the boats were headed down stream and just as the sun cast his first rays over the waters, the men landed on the Fredericksburg shore, at the same place where the Nineteenth Massachusetts and the Seventh Michigan landed on Dec. 11, 1862, without firing a shot or hearing a bullet whistle. Here they rested until the bridge was laid and the regiment crossed. Lieut. Col. Devereux considered the act of volunteering as commendable as though the work had been done as intended and
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
19; resigned Feb. 8, ‘62. Barry, John, priv., (C), Aug. 24, ‘61; 18; disch. disa. Nov. 5, 1862, by Col. Day, at Boston. Barry, Martin, priv., (B), Mar. 3, ‘62; 18; transf. 117th Co. 2nd Batt. V. R.C.; M. O. Mar. 16, ‘65, Providence, R. I. Barry, Wm., priv., (C), Aug. 3, ‘63; 20; sub. George Bearse; transf. to 20 M. V. Jan. 14, ‘64. Barter, John, priv., (E), July 25, ‘61; 40; wounded Dec. 13, ‘62; disch. disa. Apr. 11, ‘64. Bartlett, Edwin B., priv.,(A), July 26, ‘61; 26; wounded Dec. 11, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va.; disch. disa. Apr. 1, ‘63; see Co. H, 2nd Hy. Art'y.; died Mar. 29, 05 at Lynn. Bartlett, Edward W., priv., (A), Aug. 13, ‘62; 26; re-en. Dec.21, ‘63; M. O. June 30, 1865, Sergt. Bartlett, Henry F., priv., (A), July 31, ‘63; 20; sub. transf. to Co. B, 20th M. V., Jan. 15, ‘64. Bartlett, Wm. A., priv., (H), Aug. 8, ‘62; 29; wounded July 3, ‘63; disch. disa. Sept. 8, 1863; see also V. R.C. as William; enlisted July 27, ‘64. Bartle