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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., Sixth battery Massachusetts Light Artillery. (search)
arious expeditions in the vicinity of New Orleans, but the battery was reunited at Baton Rouge, La., for a time. From June 16 to July 26, 1862, two sections under Captain Everett were engaged in the Vicksburg expedition; a section under Lieutenant Carruth remained at Baton Rouge during that time, twice engaging in skirmishes in the vicinity. The battery as a whole, in command of Lieutenant Carruth, was engaged at the battle of Baton Rouge, Aug. 5, 1862, and two weeks later encamped at Carrollton, La. In October the battery was placed under command of General Weitzel and engaged in expeditions to Donaldsonville, La., and Bayou La Fourche; it was in action at Labadieville, La., Oct. 27, 1862, after which it went into winter quarters at Thibodeaux, La. Being engaged at one time in an expedition on the Teche, it moved to Brashear City, La., and then to Bayou Boeuf where it remained until April 2. The battery as part of the 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, engaged in the battle of Bisland
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Fourth regiment Massachusetts volunteer Infantry (Militia), 3 months and 9 months service. (search)
nd engaged in scouting and guard duty; while there, five companies were detached and engaged in the battle of Big Bethel, June 10. The last week of its service was spent at Hampton, Va. July 18 the regiment returned to Boston, and was discharged July 22, 1861. It volunteered again under the call for nine-months troops in August, 1862, and the companies were mustered in on dates varying from September 1 to December 16. The regiment left camp at Lakeville, Mass., Dec. 27, 1862, reached Carrollton, La., February 13, and on March 7 was stationed at Baton Rouge, forming part of the 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 19th Army Corps. It formed part of the land forces in reserve at Port Hudson, March 14, when Banks united with Admiral Farragut in the expedition to gain possession of the Mississippi, and returned with the army to Baton Rouge, moving afterward to Brashear City. It engaged in the attack on Fort Bisland, April 11-13, and joined in the pursuit of the Confederates as far as Franklin.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Twenty-sixth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
fferson Station until relieved, July 15. It took part in the expedition to Sabine Pass in September; and, engaging a little later in the Teche expedition, moved through Camp Bisland, Franklin and New Iberia, to Opelousas, encamping on the return at New Iberia, and moving in January, 1864, to Franklin. During the winter nearly two-thirds of the regiment re-enlisted for another term of service, passing the time from March 22 to May 4, 1864, on furlough, and, returning, went into camp at Carrollton, La., May 21, moving in June to Morganza. Ordered to Bermuda Hundred, the regiment, as part of the 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 19th Corps, moved, August 14, toward the Shenandoah valley, encamping on the 16th at Berryville, Va. It took part with General Sheridan's army in the movements about Charlestown, Halltown and Berryville, was engaged with loss at the battle of Opequon, September 19, and was present at Fisher's Hill. On October 19 those serving under the original enlistment left for Ma
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Thirtieth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
ppointed colonel March 1. As part of General Phelps's force it shared in the operations against New Orleans in April, a detachment under Major Whittemore occupying Fort St. Philip immediately after its surrender. Stationed at Baton Rouge, it engaged as part of General Williams's Brigade in the movement against Vicksburg, and, returning, took active part at the battle of Baton Rouge August 5, under command of Major Whittemore. Leaving Baton Rouge August 21, it encamped in the vicinity of Carrollton until November 3, moving then to New Orleans. In January, 1863, the regiment was assigned to the 3d Brigade (commanded by Colonel Dudley), 1st Division, 19th Army Corps. It formed part of the land forces operating with Farragut against Port Hudson March 14, and shared in the Port Hudson campaign, engaging at Plains Store May 21, and taking active part during the siege, twice providing volunteers to storm the works. Moving to Donaldsonville after the surrender, it met with loss in the ac
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Thirty-first regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
art on the 14th in the advance made to assist the naval forces in passing Port Hudson. It joined in the Teche expedition, being engaged at Fort Bisland April 13, and took up its position before Port Hudson May 23, sharing in the engagements of May 25, 27 and June 14, and was active during the siege. After the surrender on July 9 it moved as part of Weitzel's forces to Donaldsonville. In December, joined by the companies at Fort Pike, it was armed and equipped as cavalry and stationed at Carrollton, being familiarly known as the 6th Mass. Cavalry. It took part in the Red River campaign, and was engaged with loss at Sabine Cross Roads, April 8, 1864, under command of Captain Nettleton. Many of the regiment had re-enlisted during the winter, and embarked July 21 for their furlough in Massachusetts, returning September 19, those not re-enlisted having remained during their absence on guard duty at New Orleans, under Captain Morse. The regiment, still serving as cavalry, was station
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Thirty-eighth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
Cambridge, were mustered in on the 22d at Camp Day, North Cambridge. The command left Boston August 26, under Lieutenant-Colonel Wardwell, and was stationed for a time in camp near Baltimore. Col. Timothy Ingraham, at the time of his appointment in the 38th holding a commission as lieutenant-colonel of the 18th Mass. Infantry, took command of the regiment September 3. It moved in November to Hampton Roads, and having remained on transport for a month, sailed for Mississippi and reached Carrollton Jan. 1, 1863, becoming part of the 3d Brigade, 3d Division, 19th Army Corps. Moving to Baton Rouge in March, it took part in the advance to Port Hudson on the 14th, and engaged in the Teche expedition, meeting with loss at Fort Bisland April 13. Its commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Rodman, was among the killed at the assault of Port Hudson May 27, and the regiment met with loss also at the assault on June 14. After sharing in the movement to Donaldsonville in July, it occupied camp near Ba
––––––––941 The 2d Regiment of militia, which volunteered under the call for nine months troops in the autumn of 1862, formed the nucleus of the 42d Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, completing its organization under that name in November. The regiment was ordered to join the Department of the Gulf, and left the State November 21 for the rendezvous at Long Island, N. Y. It left for Mississippi in four detachments early in December. Companies D, G and I under Colonel Burrell, reaching Carrollton on the 17th, were ordered to Galveston, Tex., and, co-operating with the naval forces, established a post on the island. On Jan. 1, 1863, the three companies after repulsing an assault were taken prisoners. Most of the men were paroled February 18 with Chaplain Geo. J. Sanger, unconditionally released, and a parole camp was established at Bayou Gentilly, which they occupied until the termination of their service. Colonel Burrell, Surgeon A. J. Cummings, the officers of companie
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Forty-seventh regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia). (search)
nd staff on November 7, the regiment moved to Readville November 11, and on the 29th was ordered to New York; and leaving to join the forces in the Department of the Gulf, reached New Orleans December 31. The command was sent for a few days to Carrollton, and returning to New Orleans served until March at United States Barracks and Louisiana Lower Cotton Press, Company E being detached for provost duty at Thibodeaux. On March 12 the regiment, reunited (with the exception of Company B, which reption of Company B, which remained throughout its service as guard for commissary and ordnance stores at New Orleans), was ordered to the Metaire Race-course, moving in May to Camp Parapet, where it spent the remainder of its service. The 2d Louisiana Engineer Regiment, recruited at this time, drew its officers largely from the ranks of the 47th. The regiment left Carrollton August 5, its term of service having expired, reached Boston August 18 and was mustered out at Readville Sept. 1, 1863.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Fifty-third regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia). (search)
m the towns of northern Worcester and Middlesex counties. Organized at Camp Stevens, Groton Junction, and mustered during the latter part of October and November, 1862, it left the State November 29, under Lieutenant-Colonel Barrett, to join the Banks expedition. John W. Kimball, lieutenant-colonel of the 15th Mass. Infantry, was appointed colonel, and assumed command November 29, rejoining the regiment at New York on December 9. Sailing for Louisiana Jan. 18, 1863, the regiment reached Carrollton the 31st, and was assigned to Colonel Gooding's Brigade, General Emory's Division, 19th Corps. It moved to Baton Rouge in March, took part in a reconnoissance up the Bayou Sara road March 12, and joined in the movement to Port Hudson on the 14th. It engaged in the Teche expedition, and was active at Fort Bisland April 13, where, holding the most advanced position, it was first to enter the fort on the morning of the 14th. Remaining behind at Simmsport for a day on guard duty on the retu
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1862. (search)
e and presence of mind were severely tested by the mutinous behavior of a portion of his men; but by his resolute bearing and prompt and decisive measures, order was soon restored, and the recusants returned to duty. After a few days' detention the body of troops to which he was attached sailed for the Mississippi. They encountered a heavy storm off Cape Hatteras, stopped for coal at Key West, and arrived at New Orleans on the 16th of December. They immediately proceeded up the river to Carrollton, where they went into camp and remained till March. During this interval, on a brief expedition to Plaquemines with two companies besides his own, Lieutenant Haven found himself under fire, and the troops remained by night for several hours exposed to the artillery of a United States gunboat, whose officers took them for Rebels. In February, while as officer of the guard he was engaged in quelling a disturbance in the camp by night, a stand of arms was thrown down, and a ball, thus ac
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