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r two men righted their craft and returned to the city by midnight.
This enterprise was one of the boldest undertakings of the war, and nearly successful.
Henry N. Hooper, formerly captain, Thirty-second Massachusetts Infantry, commissioned major of the Fifty-fourth, arrived October 16, and relieved Captain Emilio of the commanallowell to higher command.
On all occasions he proved an able and courageous soldier.
Colonel Hallowell, promoted during his absence, returned the day after Major Hooper's arrival, and was waited upon by the officers, who expressed their pleasure at his recovery and return.
A stanch friend of the Fifty-fourth was a visitor in ores.
Among the good things provided were baked beans and Indian pudding.
From November 1 to January 8 the following changes took place among the officers,—Major Hooper was promoted lieutenant-colonel, and Capt. J. W. M. Appleton, major; Lieutenant Grace, captain of Company A; Lieut. R. H. L. Jewett, captain of Company K; and
out a mile and a half from the bridge the low ground was crossed; and Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper deployed the regiment under artillery fire.
The line was formed as bright,—
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and with the following officers present: Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper, commanding; Major Appleton; Adjutant Howard; Company D, Captain Jonemy's artillery horses.
To avoid casualties from this artillery fire, Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper kept shifting the position of the Fifty-fourth as the enemy secured tor activity and personal gallantry.
He came to our line and directed Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper to draw back the Fifty-fourth to the old fieldwork.
Captain Jones, wh line.
So great were their sufferings that at last word was sent to Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper that they could no longer endure it, and that many men were lying unch the Thirty-third United States Colored Troops, both regiments under Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper's command.
General Hatch on the 5th moved forward some miles and t