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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 178 178 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 42 42 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 24 24 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 6 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 6 6 Browse Search
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies. 6 6 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 4 4 Browse Search
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 4: Five Forks. (search)
t on, leaving the guns behind them, making no fuss about it, and so very likely to get no credit for it. This little episode, however, was not unobserved by me; for this resolute young commander had been a member of my personal staff, and these two regiments-the 121st and 142d Pennsylvania, now attached to Crawford's Division, were all that was left to us of the dear lost old First Corps, and of my splendid brigade from it in Griffin's Division, in the ever memorable charge of Fort Hell, June 18, 1864. Taking guns is a phrase associated with very stirring action. But words have a greater range than even guns. There is the literal, the legal, the moral, the figurative, the poetic, the florid, the transcendental. All these atmospheres may give meaning and color to a word. But dealing with solid fact, there is no more picturesque and thrilling sight, no more telling, testing deed, than to take a battery in front. Plowed through by booming shot; torn by ragged bursts of shell; ri
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 6: Appomattox. (search)
nd men, and the tongues of overturned cannon and caissons pointing grim and stark in the air. Then in the Wilderness, at Spottsylvania and thereafter, Kershaw's Division again, in deeds of awful glory, held their name and fame, until fate met them at Sailor's Creek, where Kershaw himself, and Ewell, and so many more, gave up their arms and hopes,--all, indeed, but manhood's honor. With what strange emotion I look into these faces before which in the mad assault on Rives' Salient, June 18, 1864, I was left for dead under their eyes! It is by miracles we have lived to see this day,--any of us standing here. Now comes the sinewy remnant of fierce Hood's Division, which at Gettysburg we saw pouring through the Devil's Den, and the Plum Run gorge; turning again by the left our stubborn Third Corps, then swarming up the rocky bastions of Round Top, to be met there by equal valor, which changed Lee's whole plan of battle and perhaps the story of Gettysburg. Ah, is this Picke
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 9: the last review. (search)
merged their name. Now come those heavy artillery regiments which the exigencies of the service drew suddenly to unexpected and unfamiliar duty, striking the fight at its hottest in the cauldron of Spottsylvania, and, obeying orders literally, suffered loss beyond all others there: the 1st Massachusetts losing three hundred, and the 1st Maine four hundred and eighty-one officers and men in that single action. This same 1st Maine, afterwards in the rashly-bidden charge at Petersburg, June 18, 1864, added to its immortal roll six hundred and thirty-two lost in that futile assault. Proudly rides Russell Shepherd at their head,--leaving the command of a brigade to lead these men to-day. Deep emotions stir at the presence of such survivors,--cherishing the same devotion and deserving the same honor as those who fell. Here passes the high-borne, steadfast-hearted 17th Maine from the seething whirlpool of the wheat-field of Gettysburg to the truce-compelling flags of Appomattox.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Military order of the Loyal Legion of the United States: headquarters Commandery of the State of Maine. (search)
Lieutenant Colonel, 20th Maine Infantry, Aug. 8, 1862; Colonel, June 13, 1863; discharged for promotion July 3, 1863. Brigadier General, U. S. Volunteers, June 18, 1864; honorably mustered out January 15, 1866. Brevetted Major General, U. S. Volunteers, March 29, 1865, for conspicuous gallantry and meritorious services in acts dangerously wounded, hereby, in pursuance of the authority of the Secretary of War, is appointed Brig. Gen. of U. S. Volunteers to rank as such from the 18th day of June, 1864, subject to the approval of the President. U. S. Grant, Lieut. Get. This is the only instance in the war of promotion on the battlefield. The terrible wound received on the 18th of June, 1864, caused him suffering throughout his life and at intervals incapacitated him for work of any kind. Resuming his command under conditions that would have amply excused him from active service he was at once employed in operations along the Weldon Railroad. His condition was so sever
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Field telegrams from Headquarters A. N. V. (search)
rg turnpike. There await further orders. Send to examine about bridges. R. E. Lee, General. Official: W. H. Taylor, A. A. G. Headquarters Army N. Va., June 18th, 1864. General Wade Hampton, Vernon Church via Hanover Junction: If Sheridan escapes you and gets to his transports at the White House you must lose no time in mar Petersburg. Keep yourself thoroughly advised of his movements and intentions as far as practicable. R. E. Lee, General. Drewry's Bluff, 3:30 A. M., 18th June, 1864. Superintendent Richmond and Petersburg R. Rd., Richmond: Can trains run through to Petersburg? If so, send all cars available to Rice's Turnout. If theyad is broken? It is important to get troops to Petersburg without delay. R. E. Lee, General. Official: W. H. Taylor, A. A. G. Headquarters Army N. Va., June 18th, 1864. General J. A. Early, Lynchburg, Va: Grant is in front of Petersburg. Will be opposed there. Strike as quick as you can, and, if circumstances authorize,
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The battle of the Petersburg crater. (search)
The battle of the Petersburg crater. by William H. Powell, Major, U. S. A. By the assaults of June 17th and 18th, 1864, on the Confederate works at Petersburg, the Ninth Corps, under General Burnside, gained an advanced position beyond a deep cut in the railroad, within 130 yards of the enemy's main line and confronting a strong work called by the Confederates Elliott's Salient, and sometimes Pegram's Salient. In rear of that advanced position was a deep hollow. [See map, p. 538.] A few days after gaining this position Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Pleasants, who had been a mining engineer and who belonged to the 48th Pennsylvania Volunteers, composed for the most part of miners from the upper Schuylkill coal region, suggested to his division commander, General Robert B. Potter, the possibility of running a mine under one of the enemy's forts in front of the deep hollow. This proposition was submitted to General Burnside, who approved of the measure, and work was commenced on the 25
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
ril 12, 1864 De Soto. Schooner John Scott 37,728 84 3,110 22 34,618 62 New Orleans April 23, 1864 Kennebec. Schooner J. T. Davis 9,925 00 1,465 04 8,459 96 do May 21, 1864 Cayuga. Schooner John Douglas 41,011 62 3,402 52 37,609 10 do June 18, 1864 Penobscot. Schooner Jupiter 35,982 40 3,299 80 32,682 60 Philadelphia Oct. 11, 1864 Cimarron, Nantucket. Schooner Judson 23,495 74 1,895 33 21,600 41 New Orleans Oct. 7, 1864 Conemaugh. Steamer Jupiter 8,331 73 1,482 99 6,848 74 Bost June 4, 1864 Queen. Sloop Last Trial 109 96 108 85 1 11 Key West   Beauregard, San Jacinto, Dale, Tioga, Tahoma, Huntsville, Wanderer, Eugenie, Sunflower, Sea Bird, Honduras, Marigold. Schooner Lily 5,995 66 966 68 5,028 98 New Orleans June 18, 1864 Penobscot. Schooner Lynchburg 11,449 43 4,437 27 7,012 16 New York July 28, 1864 Quaker City. Schooner Lily 9,019 94 1,074 50 7,945 44 New Orleans July 28, 1864 Owasco. Schooner Laura 6,843 01 871 94 5,971 07 do July 28, 1864 Owasco.
ne battle, a loss in killed or mortally wounded of fifty or more. The First Maine Heavy Artillery took 950 officers and men into the assault on Petersburg, June 18th, 1864, and the Fifth New York took 490 into the fight at Manassas. These figures must be borne in mind in case of a comparison with the maximum battle-loss of regints. Heavy Artillery. Regiment. Battle. Division. Corps. Killed. 1st Maine This regiment appears again in this same list. Petersburg Assault of June 18, 1864. Birney's Second 210 8th New York Cold Harbor Gibbon's Second 207 1st Maine Spotsylvania Fredericksburg Pike, May 19, 1864. Tyler's Second 147 2d Ct of June 17, 1864. Willcox's Ninth 57 7th New York Petersburg Assault of June 17, 1864. Barlow's Second 55 1st Massachusetts Petersburg Assault of June 18, 1864. Birney's Second 54 2d New York Petersburg Assault of June 17, 1864. Barlow's Second 54 9th New York Monocacy Ricketts's Sixth 51 Infantry. 5th
lderness, May 5th and 6th, were 487 killed, 2,817 wounded, and 1,828 missing; total, 5,132. At Spotsylvania, May 8th-13th, it lost 657 killed, 3,448 wounded, and 375 missing; total, 4,480. During the hard fighting and bloody assaults at Cold Harbor, the Fifth Corps was in line at Bethesda Church, a point on the extreme right, where it was engaged in some sharp actions along the skirmish line, in which it sustained a considerable loss. It also took part in the assaults on Petersburg, June 18, 1864, losing 389 killed, 1,899; wounded, and 38 missing; after which it took its place in the trenches preparatory to the long siege which followed. During the seige it was engaged, August 19th, in the battle at the Weldon Railroad, in which a large number of the men were captured. In this action the divisions were commanded by Griffin, Ayres, and Crawford, these officers remaining in command of their divisions until the close of the war. On October 27th the Corps participated in the first
North Anna, Va. 3 Petersburg Va., Assault, June 18, 1864 9 Totopotomoy, Va. 1 Jerusalem Road, Vad in the disastrous assault on Petersburg, June 18, 1864. Thirty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantryk, Va., Oct. 19, 1864 5 Lynchburg, Va., June 18, 1864 6 Hatcher's Run, Va., March 31, 1865 2 ome. It was mustered-out at Philadelphia, June 18, 1864, the recruits and reenlisted men remainingericksburg, Va. (1863) 17 Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864 7 Gettysburg, Pa. 4 Petersburg, Va., Juding his men in the assault at Petersburg, June 18, 1864. One Hundred and Forty-Second Pennsyl Stone's River, Tenn. 25 Mud Creek, Ga., June 18, 1864 5 Chickamauga, Ga. 30 Kenesaw, Ga. (ass8 wounded, and 19 missing; total, 144. On June 18, 1864, it participated in the assault of the Nintz Hugh's Crossing, Va. 3 Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864 17 Gettysburg, Pa. 37 Petersburg Trenchh; Sept. 30, 1864 2 Petersburg Assault, June 18, 1864 42 Boydton Road, Va., Oct. 27, 1864 1 P[10 more...]
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