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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 7: up the Edisto. (search)
k being hard enough. It took far longer than we had hoped, and we saw noon approach and the tide rapidly fall, taking with it, inch by inch, our hopes of effecting a surprise at the bridge. During this time, and indeed all day, the detachments on shore, under Captains Whitney and Sampson, were having occasional skirmishes with the enemy, while the colored people were swarming to the shore, or running to and fro like ants, with the poor treasures of their houses. Our busy Quartermaster, Mr. Bingham--who died afterwards from the overwork of that sultry day — was transporting the refugees on board the steamer, or hunting up bales of cotton, or directing the burning of rice-houses, in accordance with our orders. No dwelling-houses were destroyed or plundered by our men,--Sherman's bummers not having yet arrived,--though I asked no questions as to what the plantation negroes might bring in their great bundles. One piece of property, I must admit, seemed a lawful capture,--a United Sta
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, chapter 14 (search)
fy.] Abr. W. Jackson, Promotion, April 30, 1864; Resigned, Aug. 15, 1865. Niles G. Parker, Promotion, Feb., 1865; Mustered out, &c. Chas. W. Hooper, Promotion, Sept., 1865; Mustered out, &c. E. C. Merriam, Promotion, Sept., 1865; Resigned, Dec. 4, 1865 E. W. Robbins, Promotion, Nov. 1, 1865; Mustered out, &c. N. S. White, Promotion, Nov. 18, 1865; Mustered out, &c. First lieutenants. G. W. Dewhurst (Adjutant), Civil Life, Oct. 20, 1862; Resigned, Aug. 31, 1865. J. M. Bingham (Quartermaster), Civil Life, Oct. 20, 1862; Died from effect of exhaustion on a military expedition, July 20, 1863. G. Chamberlin (Quartermaster), 11th Mass. Battery, Aug. 29, 1863; Mustered out, &c. Geo. D. Walker, N. Y. Vol. Eng., Oct. 13, 1862; Captain, Aug. 11, 1863. W. H. Danilson, 48th N. Y., Oct. 13, 1862; Captain, July 26, 1863. J. H. Thibadeau, 8th Me., Oct. 13, 1862; Captain, Jan. 10, 1863. Ephraaim P. WrtITE, 8th Me., Nov. 14, 1862; Resigned, March 9, 1864.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Index. (search)
Index. Adams, C. F., Hon., 25. Aiken, William, Gov., 170. Allston, Adam, Corp., 93. Andrew, J. A., Gov, 3, 71, 224, 225, 289. Bates, Edward, Hon., 290. Beach, H. A., Lt., 271, 272. Bearregard, W. T., Gen., 22, 57. Beecher, II. W., Rev., 256. Bell, Louis, Col., 236. Bennett, W. T., Gen., 265, 269. Bezzard, James, 83. Bigelow, L. F., Lt., 2. Billings, L., Lt.-Col., 269. Bingham, J. M., Lt., 176, 270. Brannan, J. M., Gen., 98. Brisbane, W. H., 40. Bronson, William, Sergt., 273. Brown, A. B., Lt., 272. Brown, John, 4, 22, 41, 60. Brown, John (colored), 274. Brown, York, 275. Bryant, J. E., Capt., 230, 231. Budd, Lt., 68. Burnside, A. E., Gen., 33,34. Butler, B. F., Gen., 1. Calhoun, J. C., Capt., 151, Chamberlin, G. B., Lt., 185, 270. Chamberlin, Mrs., 242. Cheever, G. B., Rev., 293. Child, A., Lt. 271, 272. Clark, Capt., 70, 76, 92. Clifton, Capt., 90, 91. Clinton, J. B., Lt., 170. Corwin, B. R., Maj., 115, 122. Crandall, W. B., Surg., 269. C