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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 3: up the St. Mary's. (search)
rgia. Until then, the flag-ship, so to speak, was to be the Ben De Ford, Captain Hallett,--this being by far the largest vessel, and carrying most of the men. Major Strong was in command upon the John Adams, an army gunboat, carrying a thirty-pound Parrott gun, two ten-pound Parrotts, and an eight-inch howitzer. Captain Trowbrid town, as we afterwards found, knew of our arrival. As silently as possible, 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, mxceedingly well, giving the men leave to fire from the open port-holes which lined the lower deck, almost at the water's level. In the very midst of the melee Major Strong came from the upper deck, with a face of horror, and whispered to me, Captain Clifton was killed at the first shot by my side. If he had said that the vess
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 4: up the St. John's. (search)
nce. I was forbidden going any farther from camp, or attacking the Rebel camp, as my force comprised half our garrison, and should the town meanwhile be attacked from some other direction, it would be in great danger. I never shall forget the delight of that march through the open pine barren, with occasional patches of uncertain swamp. The Eighth Maine, under Lieutenant-Colonel Twichell, was on the right, the Sixth Connecticut, under Major Meeker, on the left, and my own men, under Major Strong, in the centre, having in charge the cannon, to which they had been trained. Mr. Heron, from the John Adams, acted as gunner. The mounted Rebel pickets retired before us through the woods, keeping usually beyond range of the skirmishers, who in a long line — white, black, white — were deployed transversely. For the first time I saw the two colors fairly alternate on the military chessboard; it had been the object of much labor and many dreams, and I liked the pattern at last. Nothing
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 7: up the Edisto. (search)
just below a wooded point, and some two miles from the bridge of our destination. It was with a pang that I waved to Major Strong, who was on the other side of the channel in a tug, not to risk approaching us, but to steam on and finish the work, it some anxious glances up the river, and it was with surprise that I presently saw a canoe descending, which contained Major Strong. Coming on board, he told me with some excitement that the tug could not possibly be got off, and he wished for orderas hard to blame a lieutenant when his senior had shrunk from a decision, and left him alone; nor was it easy to blame Major Strong, whom I knew to be a man of personal courage, though without much decision of character. He was subsequently tried by way home. The tug, being thus abandoned, must of course be burned to prevent her falling into the enemy's hands. Major Strong went with prompt fearlessness to do this, at my order; after which he remained on the Enoch Dean, and I went on board
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, chapter 14 (search)
s., Nov. 10, 1862; Resigned, Oct. 27, 1864. Wm. T. Bennett, 102d U. S. C. T., Dec. 18, 1864; Mustered out with regiment. Lieutenant-Colonels. Liberty Billings, Civil Life, Nov. 1, 1862; Dismissed by Examining Board, July 28, 1863. John D. Strong, Promotion, July 28, 1863; Resigned, Aug. 15, 1864. Chas. T. Trowbridge, Promotion, Dec. 9, 1864; Mustered out, &c. Majors. John D. Strong, Civil Life, Oct. 21, 1862; Lt.-Col., July 28, 1863. Chas. T. Trowbridge, Promotion, Aug. 1John D. Strong, Civil Life, Oct. 21, 1862; Lt.-Col., July 28, 1863. Chas. T. Trowbridge, Promotion, Aug. 11, 1863; Lt.-Col., Dec. 9, 1864. H. A. Whitney, Promotion, Dec. 9, 1864; Mustered out, &c. Surgeons. Seth Rogers, Civil Life, Dec. 2, 1862; Resigned, Dec. 21, 1863. Wm. B. Crandall, 29th Ct., June 8, 1864; Mustered out, &c. Assistant surgeons. J. M. Hawks, Civil Life, Oct. 20, 1862; Surgeon 3d S. C. Vols., Oct. 29 1863. Thos. T. Minor, 7th Ct., Jan. 8, 1863; Resigned, Nov. 21, 1864. E. S. Stuard, Civil Life, Sept. 4, 1865; Mustered out, &c. Chaplain. Jas. H. Fowle
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Index. (search)
Col., 272. Seward, W. H., 251. Seymour, T. Gen., 129, 240. Shaw, R. G., Col., 176, 224, 225 293. Sherman, W. T., Gen., 176, 263. Showalter, Lt.-Col., 124. Simmons, London, Corpl. 260. Small, Robert, Capt., 7, 65. Smith, Mr., 92. Sprague, A. B. R., Col., 2. Stafford, Col., 277. Stanton, E. M., Hon., 280. Steedman, Capt., 127. Stevens, Capt., 68. Stevens, Thaddeus, Hon., 287, 288. 231, Stickney, Judge, 41, 97, 107. Stockdale, W., Lt. 271. Stone, H. A., Lt., 271, 272. Strong, J. D., Lt.-Col., 65, 90,122,178, 181, 182, 269. 114, Stuard, E. S., Surg., 269. Sumner, Charles, Hon., 281. Sunderland, Col., 106. Sutton, Robert, Sergt., 41, 62, 70, 71, 75, 77, 82, 83, 86, 94, 198. Thibadeau, J. H., Capt., 270. Thompson, J. M., Capt., 270, 271 Tirrell, A. H., Lt., 272. Tonking, J. H., Capt., 270. Trowbridge, C. T., Lt.-Col., 65, 94,115, 168, 169, 172, 174, 175, 182, 237,243, 247, 258, 261, 265, 269, 270, 272, 274, 276, 286,292, 294, 9, 62, Trowbridge, J. A., Lt., 271