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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 10: life at camp Shaw. (search)
f its material, it was fresh from my own State, and I had relatives and acquaintances among its officers. Governor Andrew, who had formed it, was an old friend, and had begged me, on departure from Massachusetts, to keep him informed as to our experiment. I had good reason to believe that my reports had helped to prepare the way for this new battalion, and I had sent him, at his request, some hints as to its formation. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Department, Boston, February 5, 1863. To Col. T. W. Higginson, Commanding 1st Regt. S. C. Vols., Port Royal Island, S. C. Colonel,--I am under obligations to you for your very interesting letter of January 19th, which I considered to be too important in its testimony to the efficiency of colored troops to be allowed to remain hidden on my files. I therefore placed some portions of it in the hands of Hon. Stephen M. Weld, of Jamaica Plain, for publication, and you will find enclosed the newspaper slip from the Journal o
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), What shall we do with them? (search)
ment against him as a man shamefully destitute of an immoral character. We ask for the black man only time and opportunity, and he will have them whatever may be the mind of the public. Maugre the disgust of the delicate, the mortification of the skin-proud, the wrath of the selfish, the profane protests of the ungodly, and the carefully-selected texts of the overgodly, the freedman must have his chance upon this continent, or worse will come of it. Those who think that our safety lies in beastializing more and more completely four millions of the inhabitants of this country, if it were possible to reduce their barbarous theory to practice, would but earn the execrations of their children. But, thank God, it is not possible. Providence is sometimes kind enough to put special restraints upon human folly, and the people of the United States, having reduced the theory of Slaveholding to an absurdity, will hardly cling to it at the cost of bloodshed and bankruptcy. February 5, 1863.
Division, formerly Rodman's. On November 5, 1862, General Burnside was made commander-in-chief of the Army of the Potomac. At Fredericksburg, the casualty lists indicate that the corps took into action 31 regiments and 5 batteries, with a loss of 111 killed, 1,067 wounded, and 152 missing; total, total, 1,330. Not long after this battle General Sedgwick was assigned to the command of the corps, and General Willcox returned to the command of his division, relieving General Burns. On February 5, 1863, Sedgwick was succeeded by General W. F. Smith, and on the 12th the corps was ordered to Newport News, where it was pleasantly encamped for a month. General Smith's stay with the corps was of short duration, for he was succeeded in the following month by General John G. Parke. While at Newport News, Getty's (3d) Division was detached and ordered to Suffolk, Va., where it was subsequently incorporated in the Seventh Corps. It never rejoined its old command, although, in 1864, one of i
position to receive a raking fire from our guns. The officers and men were very glad to have a shot at these river infesters, and only regret that they did not remain within the reach of our guns a little longer. As it is, they claim the honor of dispersing them and saving Fort Donelson. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Leroy Fitch, Lieutenant Commanding. To Captain A. M. Pennock, U. S. A., Commandant Naval Station, Cairo, Ill. A National account. Fort Donelson, February 5, 1863. One of the most gallant fights of this or any other war has just occurred at this post. Our forces consisted of nine companies of the Eighty-third Illinois, Col. Harding, two sections of Flood's (Illinois) battery, under Lieut. Moore, and part of one company of the Fifth Iowa cavalry, in all, six hundred effective men. The attacking force was four thousand five hundred strong — some rebel prisoners estimate it as high as eight thousand--under Wheeler and Forrest; the former said to
rst     5232 11151125223306 September fourteenth       1    1324754 September fifteenth       2     111115 September seventeenth1   12164311  8839226346 September eighteenth    1 11     331726 September twentieth    1 22   141121194261 November second              112 Total111 821462703625461162261,8052,558 Report of Major-General Stuart of operations from the advance of the army till it reached the Rappahannock. headquarters cavalry division, army of Northern Virginia, February 5, 1863. Brigadier-General R. H. Chilton, Assistant Adjutant and Inspector-General, Army of Northern Virginia: General: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my command during the period of the army's advance to the Rappahannock, in August last: My command, at that time, consisted of Hampton's brigade, left on observation on the Charles City border, where the enemy's demonstrations left us in some d
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Arkansas, 1863 (search)
Skirmishes, Vine Prairie, and mouth of Mulberry RiverARKANSAS--1st Cavalry (Detachments). Union loss, 3 killed, 2 wounded, 1 missing. Total, 6. Feb. 4: Skirmish, BatesvilleIOWA--3d Cavalry. MISSOURI--3d and 4th Cavalry. WISCONSIN--1st Cavalry. Feb. 5: Skirmish, Pope CountyARKANSAS--1st Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 5: Skirmish, Fort Smith(No Reports.) Feb. 5-12: Scout from Fayetteville to Arkansas RiverARKANSAS--1st Cavalry (Detachment). ILLINOIS--10th Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 6: Skirmish, Feb. 5: Skirmish, Fort Smith(No Reports.) Feb. 5-12: Scout from Fayetteville to Arkansas RiverARKANSAS--1st Cavalry (Detachment). ILLINOIS--10th Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 6: Skirmish, Thelkeld's FerryARKANSAS--1st Cavalry (Detachment). ILLINOIS--10th Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 8-10: Scout from Elkhorn to Bentonville(No Reports.) Feb. 10: Skirmish near Van BurenILLINOIS--10th Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 12: Skirmish, Frog Bayou(No Reports.) Feb. 15: Skirmish, ArkadelphiaARKANSAS--1st Cavalry (Detachment). Union loss, 2 killed, 4 wounded. Total, 6. Feb. 19: Skirmish, Cypress BendINDIANA--16th Infantry (Detachment). MISSOURI--6th Cavalry (Detachment). OHIO--17th Indpt. Batte
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1863 (search)
. Union loss, 7 killed, 64 wounded, 7 missing. Total, 78. Jan. 13: Skirmish, CarthageWISCONSIN--3d Cavalry. Jan. 21: Skirmish near ColumbiaMISSOURI--61st Enrolled Militia (Detachment). Union loss, 2 wounded. Jan. 27: Skirmish, BloomfieldMISSOURI--6th and 8th Enrolled Militia. Feb. 2-13: Scouts about Mingo SwampMISSOURI--12th State Militia Cavalry. Feb. 3: Skirmish, IndependenceMISSOURI--5th (Old) State Militia Cavalry. Feb. 3: Skirmish, Mingo SwampMISSOURI--12th State Militia Cavalry. Feb. 5: Skirmish, Bear Creek, Johnson CountyMISSOURI--40th Enrolled Militia. Feb. 8: Skirmish, IndependenceMISSOURI--5th State Militia Cavalry. Feb. 10: Skirmish, Sarcoxie Prairie, Newton CountyMISSOURI--8th State Militia Cavalry. Feb. 19: Skirmish, Spring RiverKANSAS--9th Cavalry (1 Co.). Feb. 19-22: Scouts in Barton and Jasper CountiesMISSOURI--8th State Militia Cavalry. March 1-2: Skirmishes, BloomfieldMISSOURI--2d State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). March 2: Skirmish, NeoshoKANSAS--3d Ind
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Virginia, 1863 (search)
STATES--Battery "D" 4th Arty. Union loss, 23 killed, 108 wounded, 12 missing. Total, 143. Feb. 2: Reconnoissance of Rappahannock FordNEW YORK--9th Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 2: Skirmish, Rappahannock StationNEW YORK--9th Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 5: Skirmish, MorrisvilleNEW YORK--9th Cavalry. Feb. 5: Skirmish near Olive Branch ChurchPENNSYLVANIA--5th Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 5-7: Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove ChurchMASSACHUSETTS--1st, 11th and 16th Infantry. NEW HAMPSHIRE-Feb. 5: Skirmish near Olive Branch ChurchPENNSYLVANIA--5th Cavalry (Detachment). Feb. 5-7: Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove ChurchMASSACHUSETTS--1st, 11th and 16th Infantry. NEW HAMPSHIRE--2d Infantry. NEW JERSEY--2d Battery Light Arty.; 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Infantry. NEW YORK--4th Indpt. Battery Light Arty.; 2d, 70th, 71st, 72d, 73d, 74th and 120th Infantry. PENNSYLVANIA--3d, 4th and 16th Cavalry; 26th and 115th Infantry. UNITED STATES--Batteries "H" 1st Arty., "A" 2d Arty., and "K" 4th Arty. Feb. 6: Skirmish, Millwood(No Details.) Feb. 6: Skirmish, Wiggenton's MillsPENNSYLVANIA--17th Cavalry (Detachment). Union loss, 2 killed, 1 wounded, 10 missing. Total, 13. Feb. 6: Skirm
G. Bourry Col. 68th New York InfantryJan. 19, 1863, to Feb. 5, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3d Division, Eleventh Army Corps, Army of the Potomac Col. 68th New York InfantryMay 25, 1863, to June 5, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Eleventh Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
A. Cluserett Brigadier GeneralFeb. 5, 1863, to Feb. 12, 1863. 2d Brigade, 2d Division, Eighth Army Corps, Middle Department ColonelTo June 26, 1862. Advance Brigade, Blenker's Division, Mountain Department
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