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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Eighteenth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
o camp. June 26, detached from the brigade and forming part of the force under General Stoneman, it was ordered to White House, and moved later by the way of Fortress Monroe and the James River to Harrison's Landing, where it arrived July 2. Under command of Capt. Stephen Thomas, the regiment took part in the battle of Manassas August 30, with great loss. It was engaged at Antietam September 17, and in the action at Shepherdstown September 20. At the battle of Fredericksburg, as part of Griffin's Division, 5th Corps, the regiment was closely engaged on the afternoon of December 13 in a charge upon Marye's Heights, and occupied an advanced position December 14. The regiment moved to Chancellorsville April 30, 1863, taking part in the battle on May 2 and 3. It was engaged July 2 and 3 at Gettysburg, and took part in the engagement at Rappahannock Station November 7. It was active later in the Mine Run campaign, and encamped for the winter at Beverly Ford. As part of the 3d Bri
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Thirty-second regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
arrison's Landing and was assigned to the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps. It left camp August 15 to join General Pope's forces, and reached Warrenton Junction August 27. Moving with the army to Washington after the battle of Manassas, it camped at Miners Hill, and three companies were added to the command, one having already joined the original six companies at Harrison's Landing in July. The regiment was present at Antietam, and took part in the charge and advanced position held by Griffin's Division at the battle of Fredericksburg. It was in action at Chancellorsville May 3, 1864, was closely engaged at Gettysburg on the afternoon of July 2, present at the battle of Rappahannock Station Nov. 7, 1863, and engaged in the Mine Run campaign, encamping at Liberty, near Bealton, Va., for the winter. While here 330 men re-enlisted, and in January, 1864, returned to Massachusetts for furlough. The regiment left camp April 30, 1864, and was in action on the afternoon of May 5 at t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1856. (search)
He had also a great liking for all games requiring thought and patience. In the game of checkers, the homely associations of which were to him pleasing, he particularly excelled; and there were few amusements he enjoyed more than coming in as a stranger upon a party of proficient players of that game at a country inn, or elsewhere, and putting to shame the champion of the village. After graduation he selected the profession of the law, and in April, 1857, entered the law office of Messrs. Griffin and Boardman in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He was admitted to the Suffolk Bar in Boston, January 28, 1858, and soon afterwards went to the West to practise his profession. While looking for an opening, he visited Springfield, Illinois, where he made the acqaintance of Abraham Lincoln, and of his law-partner, Mr. Herndon; and after visits to St. Louis and elsewhere, he, at their suggestion, returned to Springfield and commenced practice in an office adjacent to theirs. He took part
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
385-390. Gould, S. L., II. 385. Grafton, J., Major, II. 270. Grafton, J. I., Capt., Memoir, II. 270-274. Also, II. 262, 449;. Grafton, Maria, II. 270. Grant, Moses, II. 372. Grant, U. S., Gen., I. 15, 16;. 91, 165, 177 II. 56, 100;, 101, 266. Gray, Asa, Prof., II. 374. Gray, Horace, Jr., Judge, I, 255, 259; II. 24. Gray, John, Rev., I. 42. Green, Dr., I. 229. Green, Mr., I. 29. Greene, J. D., Lieut.-Col., II. 405. Greene, W. B., Col., I. 52, 411;. Griffin, J. Q. A., I. 336. Grosvenor, G. J., Hon., I. 138. Grosvenor, Virginia T., I. 138. Grover, C., Brig.-Gen., I. 68. Guild, Dr., II. 221. Gurowski, Adam, Count, I. 12. Guthrie, James, Hon., I. 153. H. Hack, C. A., I. 346. Hack, Daniel, Memoir, I. 346-348. Hack, Sarah, I. 346. Hale, E. E., Rev., I. 42. Hale, Major (Rebel service), I. 443. Hall, Colonel, I. 426; II. 454. Hall, E. H., Rev., I. 234. Hall, Elizabeth, II. 124. Hall, H. W., Adjutant, Me
o hurry up the advance. The brigades of Burnside and Porter, with Griffin's battery, had already passed through the Sudley wood, which Jacksagainst this stubborn vanguard, although the powerful batteries of Griffin were playing on Bee's whole line, until two strong brigades from Hs and Bee, among whom Federal shot and shell from the batteries of Griffin and Ricketts were raining, were making desperate efforts to rally ederal brigades, a battalion of cavalry, and the fine batteries of Griffin and Ricketts of the regular army, some 11,000 soldiers in rank andhe Henry house on its left-center, quickly placed the batteries of Griffin and Ricketts in position near the Henry house, and poured a gallinateau of Federal troops and captured the batteries of Ricketts and Griffin. The success of this brilliant counterstroke cheered the Confedersion the Robinson and the Henry houses, with most of Ricketts' and Griffin's batteries, the men of which were mostly shot down where they bra
n and raked the flank of the retreating foe. Stuart prudently withheld pursuit and the Federals rallied, for a time, about a mile and a half from Lewinsville, and Griffin's regular battery fired back up the road by which they expected to be pursued, and then retired to the Potomac, having lost 2 killed, 13 wounded and 3 missing. Stge broke down, much to his detriment. Its detachment was then transferred to the rifle gun, and Captain Avirett was sent to Loudoun heights with a message to Colonel Griffin, who commanded the detachment from General Evans. About this time the enemy rallied in a countercharge, but were repulsed by the militia At that moment Colonding his position on Bolivar heights for four hours, when the enemy was reinforced by infantry and artillery, which had been left on guard at the ferry, and which Griffin, from the position he had taken, had not been able to keep back, Ashby withdrew to the position, near Halltown, which the Federal pickets had occupied in the morn
they approached the sunken road, and one after another of Humphreys' brigades fled from the fearful slaughter, broken and disorganized. The task imposed upon them, as upon their predecessors, was beyond the reach of human accomplishment. A thousand of Humphreys' men fell beneath the steady fire of the men of Kershaw, Ransom and Alexander, and added to the horrid harvest of death that already covered all the plain. Hooker held Sykes' division to cover Humphreys' retreat, while he sent Griffin's division, reinforced by two brigades, up the valley of Hazel run to attempt to turn the right flank, or southern end of the sunken road and its bordering stone wall, and a fierce conflict raged for an hour, at the close of the day, all along the lines of Federal assault. Night ended the bloody conflicts of that raw winter day, which had brought only dire disaster to Burnside's right, where more than 30,000 men; from three different army corps, had been hurled against Longstreet's positio
then Ewell received Lee's warning not to bring on a general engagement, and ordered Jones to fall slowly back, if pressed. Interpreting this as an order to fall back at once, Jones began to withdraw the field pieces in his skirmish line, which Griffin's division, of Warren's corps, took for a retreat, and so pressed upon Jones vigorously and drove his men back with the loss of their leader, who fell in trying to stem the tide of retreat. Ewell promptly moved forward the brigades of Gordon and Daniel, crushed Griffin's victory disordered advance, and fell on the flank of the divisions of Crawford and Wadsworth. These he routed, and captured four Federal guns and many prisoners. Warren closed up his corps front, with his left retired, through the forest, toward Wilderness run, and extended his right with Sedgwick's corps, through the woods to the westward, with its right retired toward Flat run, thus covering Ewell's front, which, as reformed, had Rodes' division on the right of t
er, but apparently not with much force. His firing is that of a lively skirmish. Immediately upon Wright's attack, the enemy moved out on his left against Hancock, as if to try what strength we had in that direction. He was decisively repulsed. Hancock followed up the repulse, but was not able to get over the rebel works, and fell back to his own lines. At 6 a. m., of the 2d, Dana again wrote, of the contests of the 1st: It appears that the rebels three times assaulted the lines of Griffin, and they came up in three lines. They were terribly slaughtered by canister, and went back in disorder every time. Wright carried the rebel works before him, but withdrew afterward on account of an enfilading fire. It appears that Sheridan did not attack, his order not having reached in time, and his troops being scattered. He will go in the morning. . . . Hancock moved during the night to Cold Harbor, where his advance arrived about daylight His rear is now (6 a. m.) marching past the
at afterward famous commander, captured and sent to Winchester a number of Baltimore & Ohio railroad trains. After the organization of the army in the Valley under General Johnston, he was attached to Bee's brigade, with which the Staunton artillery went into the battle at Manassas, July 21st, 1861. He was just in time to take a good position near the Henry house as the Federal attack fell upon the Confederate flank, and immediately became engaged with the famous batteries of Ricketts and Griffin. For half an hour after the Confederate infantry were driven across Young's branch, Imboden's battery fought alone, finally retiring and taking a new position supported by Stonewall Jackson, where it was in action until the ammunition was exhausted. Subsequently Captain Imboden, Lieut.-Col. Robert B. Lee and Maj. W. L. Cabell constituted a board of investigation, which reported in explanation of the failure to pursue McDowell to Washington that the food and transportation were inadequate.
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