negroes will fight!
They will turn and run at the first sight of the enemy!
His little son was scoffed at in school because his father was raising a negro company to fight the white men. Previous to departure, the New Bedford recruits and their friends gathered for a farewell meeting.
William Berry presided; prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Grimes; and remarks were made by Lieutenant-Colonel Hallowell, Lieutenant Grace, C. B. H. Fessenden, Ezra Wilson, Rev. Mr. Kelly, Wesley Furlong, and Dr. Bayne.
A collation at A. Taylor and Company's followed.
Temporarily the recruits took the name of Morgan Guards, in recognition of kindnesses from S. Griffiths Morgan.
At camp the New Bedford men,—some seventy-five in number,—with others from that place and elsewhere, became Company C, the representative Massachusetts company.
Only one other commissioned officer is known to the writer as having performed effective recruiting service.
This is Watson W. Bridge, who had been first sergeant,
284, 286, 291, 304, 309, 310, 311, 312, 315, 316, 317.
Balch, George B., 63.
Baldwin, Fla., 153, 155, 156, 157, 158, 173, 182.
Baird, George W., 241.
Band of regiment, 15, 47.
Baptist Society (Twelfth), 318.
Barber's, Fla., 154, 155, 156, 158, 159, 170, 171, 172, 173.
Barker, John, 249.
Barnard, J. M., 15.
Barrow, James, 173.
Barquet, J. H., 144,147.
Barton, Battery, 139.
Barton, William B., 155, 159,161,162,163, 179.
Bates, Edward, 150.
Battery Island, S. C., 52.
Bayne, Dr., 10.
Beacon house, 89, 106, 122, 189.
Beard, Oliver T., 4.
Beaufort, S. C., 36, 37, 38, 55, 105, 176, 265.
Beaufort National Cemetery, 173.
Beauregard, G. T., 54, 55, 112, 120, 122, 135, 150, 157, 178, 185, 264, 281, 282, 313, 314.
Becker, Theodore J., 34.
Bee, Battery, 282, 314.
Beecher, James C., 243, 247, 250.
Belvedere Creek, S. C., 284.
Bemis, George, 16.
Benham, H. W., 54.
Bennett, A. G., 201, 282, 283.
Bennett, Horace, 302.
Bennett, William T., 245, 247, 314.
of the improvement in our ammunition to this happy selection.
A more earnest and capable officer I cannot imagine.
What a set of men we would have had after the war out of which to form an Ordnance Department, had we been successful!
Rains, St. John, Mallet, Burton, Wright, White, Baldwin, Rhett, Ellicott, Andrews, Childs, DeLagnel, Hutter, and others, who would have remained in the service.
Then there were some no less admirable, like LeRoy Broun, Allan, Wiley Browne, Morton, Colston, Bayne, Cuyler, E. B. Smith, &c., who would doubtless have returned to their civil avocations.
Among the obvious necessities of a well-regulated service, was one large, central laboratory, where all ammunition should be made—thus securing absolute uniformity where uniformity was vital.
The policy of dissemination so necessary to husband our transportation, and to utilize the labor of non-combatants, must here yield to the greater necessity of obtaining our ammunition uniform in quality and in d
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