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heir ranks, were never better fitted for conflict. Politically, the opposition had grown formidable, while the so-called peace-faction was strong, and active for mediation. In consequence of the situation, the arming of negroes, first determined upon in October, 1862, was fully adopted as a military measure; and President Lincoln, on Jan. 1, 1863, issued the Emancipation Proclamation. In September, 1862, General Butler began organizing the Louisiana Native Guards from free negroes. General Saxton, in the Department of the South, formed the First South Carolina from contrabands in October of the same year. Col. James Williams, in the summer of 1862, recruited the First Kansas Colored. After these regiments next came, in order of organization, the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts, which was the first raised in the Northern States east of the Mississippi River. Thenceforward the recruiting of colored troops, North and South, was rapidly pushed. As a result of the measure, 167 organiz
Beaufort, leaving the storehouses, quarters, and long pier making up the military station of Hilton Head. The steamer crossed the grand harbor with some seventy sail moored upon its waters, including the frigates Wabash and Vermont, a monitor, several gunboats, and a French steamer, and reached Beaufort before dark. Col. James Montgomery, with the Second South Carolina Colored, was just debarking from a successful foray up the Combahee River, bringing several hundred contrabands. Brig.--Gen. Rufus Saxton was temporarily absent, and Col. W. W. H. Davis was in command of the district. June 4, at 5 A. M., the regiment landed too early in the day to attract the attention of any but a few loiterers. Passing through the town to a point about half a mile from the river, the command bivouacked in an old cotton-field of the Thompson plantation. Shelters from the hot sun were made from bushes or blankets. During this first afternoon on South Carolina soil Colonel Shaw thoughtfully sent t
shot and shell, or were thrown away in the effort to save life. The officers present for duty were Captain Emilio, commanding, Surgeon Stone, Quartermaster Ritchie, and Lieutenants T. W. Appleton, Grace, Dexter, Jewett, Emerson, Reid, Tucker, Johnston, Howard, and Higginson. Some fifty men, slightly wounded, were being treated in camp. The severely wounded, including seven officers, were taken on the 19th to hospitals at Beaufort, where every care was given them by the medical men, General Saxton, his officers, civilians, and the colored people. By order of General Terry, commanding Morris Island, the regiment on the 19th was attached to the Third Brigade with the Tenth Connecticut, Twenty-fourth Massachusetts, Seventh New Hampshire, One Hundredth New York, and Ninety-seventh Pennsylvania, under General Stevenson. Upon the 20th the labors of the siege work began, for in the morning the first detail was furnished. Late in the afternoon the commanding officer received orders t
tack toward Secessionville, to co-operate with the movement against Johnson. Preparations were made, and the boats transported across the island in accordance with specific instructions; but in transit, without proper means, they were so damaged as to make their use impracticable, and the expedition necessarily impossible. At Port Royal three brigades of troops embarked on transports and sailed for the Edisto on the evening of July 1, arriving early on the 2d. There General Hatch, with Saxton's and Davis's brigades, landing at Seabrook, crossed to John's Island at the Haulover Bridge, and bivouacked some distance beyond for the night. General Birney, with his brigade and a marine battery, went up the North Edisto and landed at White Point. He then moved toward Adam's Run, but meeting the enemy in small numbers, halted for the night, after marching but two miles. Resuming the advance early on the 3d, Birney drove the enemy's light troops some five miles to King's Creek, where on
e. For some time the freedmen had been contributing to a Shaw monument fund to which the Fifty-fourth added liberally. The following letters relate thereto:— headquarters Fifty-Fourth Mass. Vols., Morris Island, S. C., Oct. 7, 1864. Brig.-Gen. R. Saxton. Dear General,—In behalf of the enlisted men of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, I respectfully request you to receive the enclosed sum of money to be added to the sum subscribed by the freedmen of the Department for te their colonel and comrades were massacred, it required but little faith to believe that the scales of justice were turning toward the right, and that it was time to commence the monument. I am, Colonel, with great respect, yours sincerely, R. Saxton, Brig.-Gen. Volunteers. To Col. E. N. Hallowell, Commanding Fifty-fourth Mass. Infantry. Further sums were subsequently sent by the Fifty-fourth, until, on the last of October, the total contributed by them was $2,832. A much larger amount
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
11 Mch. Discharged 30 Mch 65 expiration of personal service. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. Other service:—Co. I 1st Mass. 24 May 61, Corpl. Died 19 Aug 93 Hyde Park, Mass. Appleton, Thomas Larkin; Captain Co. G. 14 Oct 41 Boston; single; salesman; Brighton. 2nd Lt 19 Feb 63, must. 27 Feb; 1st Lt 24 May 63, must. 21 Aug; Capt 26 Jan 64, must. 30 Mch. Discharged 20 Aug 65 ex. term. Other service:—Co. C 13th Mass. 16 Jly 61. Staff of Gen's. Alex. Schimmelfennig, Edwd. E. Potter, Rufus Saxton, E. P. Scammon, and Jno. P. Hatch. Chelsea, Mass. Tucker, Charles Edward; Captain Co. H. 28 Feb 37, Gardner, Me; single; clerk; Boston. 2d Lt 13 May 63, must. 13 May; 1st Lt 28 May 63, must. 21 Aug; Capt 3 Feb 64, must. 30 Mch. Discharged 20 Aug 65 ex. term. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. Other service:—Co. E 44 Mass., Corpl. Asst. Provost Marshal Charleston, S. C. summer 65. Fortuna, Humboldt Co. Cal. Howard, Willard; Captain Co. I. 10 Jly 38 No Bridgewater; single; salesman; B<
231, 234, 260, 262, 263, 265, 266, 268, 269, 273, 277, 278, 287, 288, 290, 291, 293, 294, 298, 309, 310, 311, 312, 315, 317, 319. Hallowell, E. N., letter to Rufus Saxton, 228. Hallowell, E. N., report of Assault of Wagner, 88. Hallowell, Morris L., 3. Hallowell, N. P., 3, 6, 10, 14, 15, 24, 50. Hallowell, R. P., 11. Haage, James, 16. Savannah, Ga., 141,150, 208, 239, 240, 253, 261, 263, 286, 287, 289. Savannah Republican, 252. Savannah River, 233, 286. Sawyer, Mr., 312. Saxton, Rufus, 1, 37, 105, 208, 221, 228, 229. Saxton, Rufus, letter to E. N. Hallowell, 229. Scammon, E. P., 195, 228, 233. Schimmelfennig, A., 157, 189, 195, 199, 201Saxton, Rufus, letter to E. N. Hallowell, 229. Scammon, E. P., 195, 228, 233. Schimmelfennig, A., 157, 189, 195, 199, 201, 206, 211, 221, 274, 275, 283. Schmitt, Michael, 146. Schouler, William, 33. Schwabe, Leo B., 221. Scott, Charles, 304. Scudder, Marshall S., 15. Seabrook Island, S. C., 199. Sea Voyages, 35, 36, 39, 40, 51, 148, 151, 184, 234, 286, 288, 309, 317. Secessionville, S. C., 53, 54, 56, 57, 189, 192, 197, 199, 211. Secretar