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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 3: up the St. Mary's. (search)
ank, with a small advanced guard, and also a few flankers, where the ground permitted. I put my Florida company at the head of the column, and had by my side Captain Metcalf, an excellent officer, and Sergeant McIntyre, his first sergeant. We plunged presently into pine woods, whose resinous smell I can still remember. Corporal th pleasure, and also with anxiety, as our greatest danger was from confusion and scattering; and for infantry to pursue cavalry would be a novel enterprise. Captain Metcalf stood by me well in keeping the men steady, as did Assistant Surgeon Minor, and Lieutenant, now Captain, Jackson. How the men in the rear were behaving I cou the great flat-boat which we had brought from St. Simon's was filled with men. Major Strong was sent on shore with two companies,--those of Captain James and Captain Metcalf,--with instructions to surround the town quietly, allow no one to leave it, molest no one, and hold as temporary prisoners every man whom he found. I watched
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 10: life at camp Shaw. (search)
Commission Fair in Boston; but it spoiled on the passage. These quadruped allies were not originally intended as dogs of war, but simply to detect fugitive slaves, and the men were delighted at this confirmation of their tales of dog-companies, which some of the officers had always disbelieved. Captain Bryant; during his scouting adventures, had learned to outwit these bloodhounds, and used his skill in eluding escape, during another expedition of the same kind. He was sent with Captain Metcalf's company far up the Combahee River to cut the telegraphic wires and intercept despatches. Our adventurous chaplain and a telegraphic operator went with the party. They ascended the river, cut the wires, and read the despatches for an hour or two. Unfortunately, the attached wire was too conspicuously hung, and was seen by a passenger on the railway train in passing. The train was stopped and a swift stampede followed; a squad of cavalry was sent in pursuit, and our chaplain, with L
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, chapter 14 (search)
as. H. Fowler, Civil Life, Oct. 24, 1862; Mustered out, &c. Captains. Chas. T. Trowbridge, N. Y. Vol. Eng., Oct. 13, 1862; Major, Aug. 11, 1863. Wm. James, 100th Pa., Oct. 13, 1862; Mustered out, &c. W. J. Randolph, 100th Pa., Oct. 13, 1862; Resigned, Jan. 29, 1864. H. A. Whitney, 8th Me., Oct. 13, 1862; Major, Dec. 9, 1864. Alex. Heasley, 100th Pa., Oct. 13, 1862; Killed at Augusta, Ga., Sept. 6, 1865. George Dolly, 8th Me., Nov. 1, 1862; Resigned, Oct. 30, 1863. L. W. Metcalf, 8th Me., Nov. 11, 1862; Mustered out, &c. Jas. H. Tonking, N. Y. Vol. Eng., Nov. 17, 1862; Resigned, July 28, 1863. Jas. S. Rogers, 51st Mass., Dec. 6, 1862; Resigned, Oct. 20, 1863. J. H. Thibadeau, Promotion, Jan. 10, 1863; Mustered out. &c. George D. Walker, Promotion, July 28, 1863; Resigned, Sept. 1, 1864. Wm. H. Danilson, Promotion, July 28, 1863; Major 128th U. S. C. T., May, 1865 [now 1st Lt. 40th U. S. Infantry]. Wm. W. Sampson, Promotion, Nov. 5, 1863; Muster
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Index. (search)
e, E. W., Lt., 271, 272,294. Hyde, W. H., Lt., 76, 271. Jackson, A. W., Capt., 73, 76,270, 271, 272. James, William, Capt., 84, 170, 270. Johnston, J. F., Lt., 271. Jones, Lt., 76, 81. Kemble, Mrs., 67, 274. Kennon, Clarence, Corp., 275. King, T. B., 67. Lambkin, Prince, Corp, 109. Lincoln, Abraham, Pres., 23, 34, 252. Long, Thomas, Corp., 256. Manning, B. I., Lt., 272. McIntyre, I., Sergt., 71, 72, 252. Meeker, L., Maj., 117, 122. Merriam, E. C., apt., 270, 271. Metcalf, L. W., Capt., 71, 73, 84, 270. Miller family, 247. Minor, T. T., Surg., 73, 269. Mitchell, O. M., Gen., 276. Montgomery, James, Col., 104,107 115, 126, 127, 169, 277. Moses, Acting Master, 68. O'Neil, J. B., Lt., 271. Osborne, Lt., 231. Parker, C. E., Lt., 271. Parker, N. G., Capt., 270, 271, 27 Parsons, William, 75. Phillips, Wendell, 112, 249. Pomeroy, J., Lt., 271. Randolph, W. J., Capt., 114 270. Rivers, Prince, Sergt., 41, 57, 51 89,261, 265. Robbins, E. W., Capt., 270, 27