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th more justice than usual, to popular clamor. General Geo. G. Meade replaced him in command, and strained every nerve to collect numbers of men, irrespective of quality — seeming to desire to crush the invasion by weight alone. Wild was the alarm in the North when the rebel advance had, penetrated the heart of Pennsylvania; when York was held by Early and laid under contribution and Harrisburg was threatened by Ewell. The whole North rose in its might. Governors Seymour, of New York, Andrew, of Massachusetts, and Curtin, of Pennsylvania, put their whole militia at the service of the President; the energy at Washington, momentarily paralyzed, soon recovered; and by the last day of the month, Meade had collected an army of near 200,000 men. Many of these were, of course, new levies and raw militia; but near one-half were the veterans of the armies of McClellan, Burnside and Hooker; men who had fought gallantly on southern soil and might be expected to do so on their own. It s
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 3: battle of Manassas, or Bull Run. (search)
d as follows: First division, Brig.-Gen. Daniel Tyler:--First Brigade, Col. E. D. Keyes, 2d Me., 1st, 2d, and 3d Conn.; Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. R. C. Schenck, 2d N. Y., 1st and 2d Ohio, Batt. E, 2d U. S. Art.; Third Brigade, Col. W. T. Sherman, 13th, 69th, and 79th N. Y., 2d Wis., Batt. E, 3d U. S. Art.; Fourth Brigade, Col. I. B. Richardson, 1st Mass., 12th N. Y., 2d and 3d Mich., Batt. G, 1st U. S. Art., Batt. M, 2d U. S. Art. Second division, (1) Col. David Hunter (wounded); (2) Col. Andrew Porter:--First Brigade, Col. Andrew Porter, 8th (militia), 14th, and 27th N. Y., Battn. U. S. Inf., Battn. U. S. Marines, Battn. U. S. Cav., Batt. D, 5th U. S. Art.; Second Brigade, Col. A. E. Burnside, 2d N. H., 1st and 2d R. I., 71st N. Y. Third division, Col. S. P. Heintzelman (wounded) :--First Brigade, Col. W. B. Franklin, 5th and 11th Mass., 1st Minn., Batt. I, 1st U. S. Art.; Second Brigade, Col. O. B. Wilcox (wounded and captured), 11th N. Y. (Fire Zouaves), 38th N. Y., 1st a
tion that the gunboats Wissahickon, Captain Davis, the Chippewa, Captain Harris, the Paul Jones, Captain Buger, and the Ottawa, were also engaged in the bombardment at long-range, and that during every day of the week, from the tenth to the seventeenth, had been more or less engaged with the work. The amount of shell thrown at Fort Wagner would almost build another Ironsides. N. P. Letter of Edward L. Pierce. The following letter from Edward L. Pierce, Esq., was addressed to Governor Andrew, of Massachusetts: Beaufort, July 22, 1863. my dear sir: You will probably receive an official report of the losses in the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts by the mail which leaves to-morrow, but perhaps a word from me may not be unwelcome. I saw the officers and men on James Island on the thirteenth instant, and on Saturday last saw them at Brigadier-General Strong's tent, as they passed on at six or halfpast six in the evening to Fort Wagner, which is some two miles beyond. I had been
. At five o'clock a company of one hundred men from the Third artillery regiment at Fort Independence reached the city, and marched up State, Washington, and Court streets, in which thoroughfares they were cheered lustily. The company was fully prepared for immediate service, had such been required. Their presence in the city was quite generally welcomed. The First battalion of dragoons, Major Wilder, were notified to be in immediate readiness, in case their services were required. Governor Andrew issued an order for the Forty-fourth regiment to assemble at their armory, Boylston Hall, forthwith, and await orders. They assembled with alacrity, and were ready for service during the afternoon, evening, and night. The Forty-fifth regiment were ordered to assemble this morning at Readville at sunrise, or as soon afterward as possible. Since the above was in type, matters have assumed a much more serious aspect, involving the loss of life of several persons. At half-past 8 o'clo
Incidents of Fort Wagner. Sergeant-Major Lewis H. Douglas, a son of Fred. Douglas, who, by both white and negro troops, is said to have displayed great courage and calmness, was one of the first to mount the parapet, and with his powerful voice shouted--Come on, boys, and fight for God and Governor Andrew, and with this battle-cry led them into the fort. But above all, the color-bearer deserves more than a passing notice. Sergeant John Wall, of company G, carried the flag in the first battalion, and when near the fort he fell into a deep ditch, and called upon his guard to help him out. They could not stop for that, but Sergeant William H. Carney, of company C, caught the colors, carried them forward, and was the first man to plant the Stars and Stripes upon Fort Wagner. As he saw the men falling back, himself severely wounded in the breast, he brought the colors off, creeping on his knees, pressing his wound with one hand, and with the other holding up the emblem of freedom
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
apture of Wilmington. In the succeeding summer, when preparations were begun for Farragut's attack on the forts at the entrance to Mobile Bay, See page 439. similar arrangements were made for reducing the forts at the entrance to the Cape Fear River. So early as August, armored and unarmored gun-boats began to gather in Hampton Roads; and in October full fifty war-vessels were there, under the command of Admiral Porter, including the New Ironsides and several monitors. Meanwhile, Governor Andrew had been to Washington, and laid before the Government September, 1864. Mr. Kidder's plan, which was again approved. That gentleman was sent for, and went from the National Capital to Fortress Monroe, with Admiral Porter, where he remained about a week. He had an interview with Lieutenant-General Grant, who approved the plan, and agreed to send, for the purpose, the bulk of Sheridan's army, then in the Shenandoah Valley. The movements of the Confederates in that region prevented th
f Gen. Seymour to, 3.466-3.469. Florida, Confederate cruiser, career of, 3.433. Floyd, John B., secret treachery of, 1.45; national arms transferred to the South by, 1.121; implicated in the Indian Trust Fund robbery, 1.144; his flight to Rich, mond, 1.146; flight of after the battle of Carnife<*> Ferry, 2.97; flight of from New River, 2.102; in command at Fort Donelson, 2.210; flight of under cover of night, 2.219. Folly Island, batteries erected on by Vogdes, 3.201. Foote, Commodore Andrew H., flotilla under the command of, 2.198; operations of on the Cumberland River, 2.232; death of, 3.200. Forrest, Gen. N. B., his capture of Murfreesboroa and approach to Nashville, 2.501; routed at Parker's Cross-Roads, 2.552; raid of in Tennessee as far as Jackson, 3.237; escape of into Mississippi, 3.238; repulses Gen. W. S. Smith at West Point and Okolona, 3.239; raid of through Tennessee into Kentucky, 3.248; his capture of and massacre at Fort Pillow, 3.244-3.246; defeated at T
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Platform Novelties. (search)
and tea; and the motley delegates wended their way to this church or that temple to the music of unusual fifes and drums. We all know what these anniversary meetings have heretofore been. In many of them there was an established routine. Somebody read a financial. report; somebody then abused the Abolitionists, and deprecated agitation; and then everybody went into the vestry for ham-sandwiches, coffee, and cut-and-dried jokes. But the drums and fifes, with the proclamations of Gov., Andrew's proclamation, have cheerfully averted the prescriptive monotony. The Bible Society was told by Dr. Harris that God created all men free and equal, and that we should use no man as a tool, or an inferior being to ourselves. The American Peace Society was told by Dr. Malcolm that the Rebel States should be permitted to come in as Territories. The Young Men's Christian Association was entertained by many merited compliments to the virtues of New England soldiers, and condoled with in the r
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), I. First months (search)
r to me, dated, Camp opposite Fredericksburg, December 22, 1862, you were kind enough to say: I shall be delighted to have you on my staff ; and you go on to suggest that I should come as Volunteer aide with a commission from the Governor of the state, and getting no pay; only forage for my horses. I clearly understand that this is no promise, only an expression of good will. Therefore I ask you frankly if you are now able and willing to take me as a Volunteer Aide? I am assured that Governor Andrew would, for his part, give me a commission. My military accomplishments are most scanty. I can ride, shoot and fence tolerably, speak French fluently and German a little, have seen many thousands of troops of most nations of Central Europe, and have read two or three elementary books. After all, I fear my sole recommendation is my wish to do something for the Cause. I will take anything you have to offer. If you have nothing, perhaps one of your generals would take me on his staff.
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 9 (search)
nes, but they run up from City Point and return in the afternoon. Poor little Mrs. Webb accompanied the General to our monkish encampment and tried, in a winning way, to hint to General Meade that she ought to remain a day or two; but the Chief, though of a tender disposition towards the opposite sex, hath a god higher than a hooped skirt, to wit, orders, and his hooked nose became as a polite bit of flint unto any such propositions. And so, poor little Mrs. Webb, aforesaid, had to bid her Andrew adieu. The batch of ladies above mentioned were to me unknown! I was told, however, there was a daughter of Simon Cameron, a great speck in money, to whom Crawford was very devoted. Then there was Miss Something of Kentucky, who was a perfect flying battery, and melted the hearts of the swains in thim parts; particularly the heart of Lieutenant Wm. Worth, our companion-in-arms, to whom she gave a ring, before either was quite sure of the other's name! In fact, I think her parents must ha
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