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Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 7 1 Browse Search
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o the character of this wonderland that I authorized an escort of soldiers to go that season from Fort Ellis with a small party, to make such superficial explorations as to justify my sending an engineer officer with a well-equipped expedition there next summer to scientifically examine and report upon the strange country. When the arrangements for this preliminary expedition were completed I started for Fort Benton, the head of navigation on the Missouri River, on the way passing through Fort Shaw, on Sun River. I expected to take at Benton a steamboat to Fort Stevenson, a military post which had been established about eighty miles south of Fort Buford, near a settlement of friendly Mandan and Arickaree Indians, to protect them from the hostile Sioux. From there I was to make my way overland, first to Fort Totten near Devil's lake in Dakota, and thence by way of Fort Abercrombie to Saint Cloud, Minnesota, the terminus of the railroad. Luckily I met with no delay in getting a
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
in the gun-boat Monticello around to Fort Caswell, a strong fortification, built in former days by the United States engineers as a protection to the Western bar. Lieutenant Cushing found Fort Caswell blown up, the works at Bald Head destroyed, Fort Shaw blown up, and Fort Campbell abandoned. These works, mounting 9 and 10 inch guns and 150-pounder Armstrongs, completely commanded the channel, and were nearly out of reach of projectiles from the seaward. After an examination of the forts, L Caswell, ten 10-inch guns, two 9-inch guns, one Armstrong rifled gun, four rifled 32-pounders, two 32-pounder smooth-bores, three 8-inch guns, one Parrott 20-pounder. three rifled field-pieces and three 8-inch guns — total 29; forts Campbell and Shaw, six 10-inch, six 32-pounder smooth-bore, one 32-pounder rifled, one 8-inch, six field-pieces and two mortars; Smith's Island, three 10-inch guns, six 32-pounder smooth-bores, two 22-pounders rifled, four field-pieces, 2 mortars and six other guns
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 7: bombardment of Charleston. (search)
s kept up with great vigor, during which time the enemy suffered many casualties, and Sumter was pounded into a mound of debris covering the lower casemates, in which the garrison found safe refuge. Through the centre of the Morris Island face of Sumter the terre-plein could be seen. Major Elliott apprehended another assault and prepared for it. In honor of some of the officers who had fallen during the operations, Gregg was renamed Fort Putnam; Wagner, Fort Strong; the Bluff Battery, Fort Shaw; the new work near Gregg, Battery Chatfield; a work on Lighthouse Inlet, Battery Purviance; and another opposite the last, on Folly Island, Fort Green. By the same order General Gillmore announced that medals of honor, his personal gift, would be furnished to three per cent of the enlisted men who had borne part in the engagements and siege. This medal, however, was not received for some months. In the case of the Fifty-fourth it was awarded to the four men specially mentioned in Colone
. In consequence of these frequent changes of postcom-mander some of the Fifty-fourth companies were as often shifted from one duty to another. On the 23d Companies B and G were made the provost-guard at Morris Island; but Company B was relieved therefrom in two or three days. Companies A, I, and K, under Lieutenant Leonard, were detailed for a few days as boat infantry. Captain Jones, with Company D, relieved a company of the Thirtyfourth United States Colored Troops as the garrison of Fort Shaw. A very heavy wind swept the island on the 25th, which blew down the Beacon house on the beach-front. This prominent landmark was a frame building, resting on a masonry foundation. On the northerly end was the chimney-stack, and surmounting the roof was a cupola. It had long been stripped of weather boarding, and stood, skeletonlike, in our daily pathway to and from Cumming's Point. General Schimmelfennig, commanding the Northern District, and Colonel Gurney visited Black Island
ajor Appleton, who had been in hospital since the movement to James Island, departed North on the 7th, and never returned. His loss was a great one to the regiment, for he was a devoted patriot, a kind-hearted man, and an exceedingly brave soldier. Captain Emilio came to camp with Company E from Fort Green, on the 8th, when relieved by Lieutenant Newell with Company B. Captain Tucker and Company H reported from Black Island on the 20th, and Lieutenant Duren and Company D were relieved at Fort Shaw on the 23d. Captain Pope succeeded Captain Homans in the command of Black Island on the 24th. Our details for grand guard were increased after the 16th, when the Thirty-second United States Colored Troops was ordered to Hilton Head. Salutes in honor of Admiral Farragut's victory at Mobile were fired on the 25th. On the 28th, and again on September 1, the navy sent torpedoes, heavily charged, to float and explode near Fort Sumter, in the hope of shattering the structure; but they caus
Secessionville, S. C., 53, 54, 56, 57, 189, 192, 197, 199, 211. Secretary of War, 2, 31, 97, 190, 191, 220. Sentinel, steamer, 39, 40, 41, 44. Serrell, E. W., 108, 109. Seven Mile Bridge, S. C., 291. Severance, Mrs. C. M., 23. Seymour, Battery, 139. Seymour, Truman, 74, 86, 88, 133, 150, 152, 153, 155, 156, 157, 158, 160, 162,163, 164, 167, 169, 170, 172, 174, 175, 177, 181, 182, 183, 195. Shaler, Alexander, 195. Sharpshooters, 108, 110, 118, 122, 133, 135, 165, 166. Shaw, Fort, 134, 188. Shaw, Francis G., 3, 5, 11, 103. Shaw, Francis G., letter to Q. A. Gillmore, 102. Shaw Glee Club, 234. Shaw Guards, 318, 320. Shaw, R. G., 5. Shaw, Robert G., 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 15, 19, 20, 25, 30, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 57, 62, 66, 67, 72, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 88, 89, 90, 92, 94, 95, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 107, 156, 226, 229. Shaw, Robert G., letter to Chas. G. Halpine, 43. Shaw, Robert G., letter to John A. Andrew, 47. Shaw,