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Chapter 6: A New prison murder of Lieutenant Bliss in irons-yankee ingenuity rebel ignorance Parson Rogers-faithful servants bold and successful escape of prisoners Captain Troy a undred soldiers, and about one hundred and fifty political prisoners. Near this prison, Lieutenant Bliss, of Illinois, one of the noblest and truest men I ever knew, and a minister of the gospel, ere allowed to go on our errand, under a guard of four armed men. Upon our arrival at the house, Bliss handed his canteen through the window, where a lady received it, and in accordance with his requ undistinguishable order, which I was unable to understand, although I was nearer the guard than Bliss. The command, whatever it was, of course could not be obeyed; but the guard instantly raised his gun. Bliss saw it, and remarked pleasantly, though a little excited: You are not going to shoot me, are you? No sooner were his words uttered, than the gun was fired and the bullet pierc
e at Poplar Spring Church. Major James Doherty fell, mortally wounded, at Fort Stedman, March 25, 1865. Fifty-Eighth Massachusetts Infantry--Third Veteran. Bliss's Brigade — Potter's Division--Ninth Corps. Col. John C. Whiton. companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrs transferred to the Western Army, in which it fought at Lookout Mountain, and in the long and bloody Atlanta camapaign. Forty-Fifth Pennsylvania Infantry. Bliss's Brigade — Potter's Division--Ninth Corps. (1) Col. Thomas Welsh; Brig. Gen. (2) Col. John I. Curtin; Bvt. Brig. Gen. companies. killed and died of wough Virginia, over its old battle grounds, to Washington where it took part in the Grand Review at the close of the war. Forty-Eighth Pennsylvania Infantry. Bliss's Brigade — Potter's Division--Ninth Corps. (1) Col. James Nagle; Brig. Gen. (3) Col. George W. Gowan (Killed). (2) Col. Joshua K. Siegfried; Bvt.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.34 (search)
ment of other Federal officers-Ib.; and now the eight-inch mortars in rear of Wright, and Langhorne's ten-inch mortars, from the Baxter road, took part in the dreadful chorus. On the Federal side, Griffin of Potter's division, not waiting for Wilcox, pushed forward his brigade, and gained ground to the north of the Crater, and Bliss' brigade of the same division, coming to his support, still further ground was gained in that direction. Burnside's official report, August 13th, 1864. Colonel Bliss, commanding First brigade, Second division, remained behind with the only regiment of his brigade which did not go forward according to orders --Opinion of the Court of Inquiry.--Report on the Conduct of the War (1865), vol. i, p. 217. But his leading regiments, deflected by the hostile fire, bore to their left, and mingling with Ledlie's men swarming along the sides of the great pit, added to the confusion. Wilcox now threw forward a portion of his division and succeeded in occupying
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of General Richard Taylor. (search)
family was in Orange county, Virginia. President Taylor's eldest daughter married Lieutenant Jefferson Davis, the late President of the Southern Confederacy; another daughter married Surgeon Wood, of the United States army, and the other was Mrs. Bliss, now Mrs. Dandridge, of Winchester. When her father was President of the United States, it was Mrs. Bliss who gracefully extended the hospitalities of the President's house. Quite early in life General Dick Taylor took charge of his father's Mrs. Bliss who gracefully extended the hospitalities of the President's house. Quite early in life General Dick Taylor took charge of his father's plantation in Mississippi, and soon afterwards moved to a fine estate in Louisiana, to the development of which he addressed himself until the war of 1861 called him to the field. He married Miss Bringer, of Louisiana, thereby connecting himself with several able and prominent men of the State and with one of the most respectable of the Creole families. His active, vigorous mind could not find scope in the avocations of a wealthy planter, and he asserted himself in every important State or n
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 20: battle of the Wilderness (search)
RIGADESartillery BarlowMilesSmythFrankBrookeTidball GibbonWebbOwenCarroll10 Batts. BirneyWardHayes60 Guns MottMcAllester Brewster 5TH corps. Warren GriffinAyresSweitzerBartlettWainwright RobinsonLeonardBaxterDennison9 Batts. CrawfordMcCandlessFisher54 Guns WadsworthCutlerRiceStone 6TH corps. Sedgwick, Wright WrightBrownRussellUptonShalerTompkins GettyWheatonGrantNeillEustis9 Batts. RickettsMorrisSeymour54 Guns 9TH corps. Burnside, Parke StevensonCarruthLeasureEdwards PotterBlissGriffin14 Batts. WillcoxHartranftChrist84 Guns FerreroSigfriedThomas reserve artillery. Hunt 26 Batts. 106 Guns cavalry. Sheridan TorbertCusterDevinRes.Brig. Gregg,D. M.DaviesGregg, J. I.Merritt WilsonBryanChapman Army of Northern Virginia, May, 1864 1ST corps. Longstreet, Anderson DIVISIONBRIGADESartillery KershawHenaganWoffordHumphreysBryanAlexander 54 Guns FieldJenkinsAndersonLawGregg Benning 2D corps. Ewell, Early EarlyHaysPegramGordonJohnstonLong 70 Guns Johnso
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 22: the Mine (search)
. Of these eight brigades, only Weiseger's had serious losses, but there are no reports except for Colquitt's, who, like the rest of Hoke's division, held a portion of the line not attacked. His casualties were 4 killed and 27 wounded. The total Confederate loss is given in the Tabular Statement of the Medical Department as: 400 killed, 600 wounded, and 200 missing, which is perhaps between 200 and 300 too small. The Military Court censured Gens. Burnside, Ledlie, Ferrero, Willcox, and Col. Bliss, commanding a brigade. They also expressed their opinion: — That explicit orders should have been given assigning one officer to the command of all the troops intended to engage in the assault when the Commanding General was not present in person to witness the operations. There is nothing in the Reports to explain this. Grant sent a despatch to Halleck at 10 A. M., saying that he was just from the front, and about that time Humphreys reports that Meade, with Grant's concurrence,
and six, in killed, wounded, and prisoners. Only about one hundred and fifteen prisoners were taken from the corps, while the missing is nil. During the spirited skirmish that took place at Adairsville, the artillery fire of the enemy is represented as having been remarkable. One shell dismounted Colonel T. J. Morgan and Lieutenant-Colonel Fullerton of the corps staff, struck the horses of two of the orderlies and one of the escort, carried one of the bars off the shoulder-strap of Captain Bliss, of General Newton's staff, who was standing near, and finished its work by slightly wounding one of the orderlies. The battle of Pickett's Mill, on the twenty-seventh, in which Wood's division acted so handsomely, was briefly described by one of your correspondents, but I have learned a few additional facts in which the public may be interested. The ground upon which the enemy had made a stand, and it was believed had heavily fortified, was in a thick and almost inaccessible wood, w
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
v., (K), Sept. ‘61; 27; died Oct. 10, 1864, at Andersonville, Ga. Blaisdell, Benj. F., priv., (G), Mar. 28, ‘64; 18; wounded May 24, ‘64; disch disa. Oct. 8, ‘64. Blaisdell, Daniel D., priv., (B), July 26, ‘61; 18; disch. disa. Nov. 15, ‘62; see Navy Folio‘63, 480, as Daniel W. Blessington, Hugh, priv., (H), July 26, ‘61; 18; disch. disa. Oct. 24, ‘62. Blood, George, priv., (E), Feb. 9, ‘65; 20; M. O. June 30, ‘65. Blood, Jonathan M., priv., (F), Nov. 17, ‘65; 16; M. O. June 30, ‘65. Bliss, Lyman B., priv., (E), July 28, ‘61; 18; transf. to V. R.C. from Co. C, July 1, ‘65; N. F.R. Boardman, Ferdinand B., priv., (E), May 14, ‘64; 29; after mustered in as drafted man 19th enlisted Co. L, 3 Hy. Arty., forwarded to 19th Regt. July 12, 1864. M. O. with Co. June 30, 1865. Bode, James, priv., (A), Aug. 4, ‘63; 21; sub.; transf. to 20th M. V. Jan. 14, ‘64 Boge, James, priv., (A), Aug. 4, ‘63; 21; sub. Patrick Cusick; transf. to 20 M. V. Jan. 14, ‘
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 29: battle of Resaca and the Oostanaula (search)
oup, so large, attracted attention. A hostile battery of several guns was quickly turned upon us. The shells began to burst over our heads at our right and left. One of them disabled the horse of Colonel Morgan, my senior aid, another that of Colonel Fullerton, my adjutant general; Newton's aid, Captain Jackson, was wounded; two orderlies' horses were disabled, and still another horse belonging to the headquarters' cavalry was crippled. One piece of a shell in the air slightly wounded Captain Bliss, also of Newton's staff, carrying away the insignia of rank from his shoulder. It was evident, as there was fighting along the front of two divisions — which had been increased and reenforced — that the Confederates were making a strong stand here at Adairsville; so we prepared for battle and I made haste to bring up my reserves for a decided assault. However equipped and supplied, it always required time to get an attacking column in readiness for action. Quite promptly the columns
and one or two late additions. On the south side of Brattle Street there was not a house from Hawthorn Street to Elmwood Avenue; all was meadow-land and orchards. Mount Auburn Street was merely the back road to Mount Auburn, with a delightful bathing place at Simond's Hill, behind what is now the hospital,—an eminence afterwards carted away by the city and now utterly vanished. Just behind it was a delicious nook, still indicated by one or two lingering trees, which we named The Bower of Bliss, at a time when the older boys, Lowell and Story, had begun to read and declaim to us from Spenser's Faerie Queene. The old willows now included in the Casino grounds were an equally favorite play-place; we stopped there on our return from bathing, or botanizing, or butterflying, and lay beneath the trees. North Cambridge as yet was not, though Porter's Tavern was; and we Old Cambridge boys watched with a pleased interest, not quite undemoralizing, the triumphant march of the Harvard Was
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