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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 461 449 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 457 125 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 432 88 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 425 15 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 398 2 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 346 0 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 303 1 Browse Search
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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 210 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 201 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1828. (search)
asters of the country than almost any one he met. He suggested certain movements to the President which were disapproved by more experienced military minds; but they showed, at any rate, his personal courage and his restless patriotism. He constantly applied for more active duty, and in December, 1862, the government ordered him to report to Major-General Reynolds, then in command of the First Corps. General Reynolds gave him his First Division, and this he led, with great gallantry, at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. The experience of the last four years has proved the truth of the assertion of military men, that war is a science which must be studied like any other, and that civilians cannot be extemporized into generals. It must be confessed, however, that the genius of some civilians eminently fits them for command; and a campaign or two may supply the want of early professional study. As I have already stated, Wadsworth seems to have been one of these natural soldiers.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1843. (search)
, August 1, 1861; discharged, on resignation, December 10, 1862; killed, as volunteer, at Fredericksburg, Va., December 11, 1862. in that wonderful fragment of early autobiography which Margaret Fthe ministers became chaplains, and gave up their lives, within a few days of each other, at Fredericksburg. Chaplain Fuller left Boston, with his regiment, August 17, 1861. Scarcely were they seten killed in doing it. The Army of the Potomac, under Burnside, was to cross the river at Fredericksburg. It was six o'clock, and though the pontoons were partly laid, yet the fire of the enemy's to make the acquaintance of Chaplain Fuller, I saw him for the first time in the streets of Fredericksburg, on the 11th December ultimo, at about half past 3, P. M., where I was in command of twenty- battle of Fredericksburg, he volunteered, and was killed in the service soon after entering Fredericksburg. The committee think that, though Chaplain Fuller was technically out of the service of
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1852. (search)
1861; Surgeon, July 21, 1862; killed at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862. the subject of ts last hasty note (from Falmouth, opposite Fredericksburg) bears date December 9th. At the close of about to pass over the bridge in front of Fredericksburg, he was expostulated with, and reminded of December 14, 1862, of a wound received at Fredericksburg, December 13. Sidney Willard, the eldes At length the army reached the front of Fredericksburg. On November 24th he writes:— We hahin the next four weeks. camp off Fredericksburg, November 28. We had a quiet Thanksgivided. Opposite the lower suburbs of Fredericksburg, December 7. Night; quiet till one A. Ms, he says:— We shelled and half burnt Fredericksburg yesterday. My regiment and brigade was oro without date, that Major Willard lies in Fredericksburg, wounded, shot through the body, and contalligence. The regiment left the city of Fredericksburg at half past 11 o'clock on Saturday mornin[1 more...]<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1858. (search)
ave been the commanding officer of any other regiment. Burnside's brief but bloody campaign followed. In the memorable attempt to carry the heights beyond Fredericksburg, the first thing necessary was to throw pontoon-bridges across the Rappahannock. Hall's brigade, consisting of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Massachusetts ands of the column. The Twentieth lost sixty of about two hundred men; and many supporting regiments broke and fled from the field. In this two days attempt on Fredericksburg, it lost one hundred and fifty-seven killed and wounded, out of the scanty three hundred and seven to which the Peninsula and Antietam had brought it down. P Patten, was Chancellorsville, where the division (the Second of the Second Corps) was assigned to General Sedgwick's famous column on the left, which carried Fredericksburg, stormed Marye's Heights, threatening Lee's whole army with destruction, and, when Hooker had failed like Burnside, held the line of outposts till all had rec
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1859. (search)
r saw him coming towards me, and made a sign for him to go to the rear, which he did, and where I joined him in a few moments. Through two hours of such fighting Henry was of great service to me. He wrote this letter from the hospital at Fredericksburg, Monday, May 9, 1864:— My dear mother,—I fear, before you see this letter, you may hear from other sources that I have been wounded. But there has been no possible means in my power of sending word to you. . . . . My right jaw-bone is regret that his wound should take him from the field when there was so much need of men. He never lost his spirits, and amused his wounded comrades around him by making wry faces at them. On Wednesday, May 11th, about three P. M., he left Fredericksburg in an ambulance for Belle Plain, some eight miles distant. At two o'clock the next morning they had only reached White Oak Church, a distance of about five miles. Here the ambulance was attacked by Mosby's guerillas. Henry was sitting on the
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1860. (search)
the 11th of December, 1862, when it cleared the main street of Fredericksburg. The Twentieth was most conspicuous that day, as it was the ons, with the Second Division of the Second Corps, to cross below Fredericksburg. Thus the Twentieth, which belonged to the Second Division, caby General Sedgwick, and marched with it through the streets of Fredericksburg, passing the graves of the many gallant soldiers of his company, covering a front of nearly five miles, alone held the city of Fredericksburg, and held it till the following morning, when the troops recrosber 13, 1862; died, December 20, 1862, of wounds received at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13. Edgar Marshall Newcomb, son of John J. and otomac with the force under McDowell, who was to come down from Fredericksburg. In pursuance of this plan, the corps under General Porter, toin and Sumner, at Centreville, had not come up, Burnside was at Fredericksburg, and Banks at Bristow's Station. These were heavy deductions f
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
n. Second Lieutenant 12th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), January 16, 1862; first Lieutenant, May 13, 1862; killed at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862. Arthur Dehon was born January 24, 1841, the son of William and Caroline (Inches) Dehon of B. On the 13th of May, 1862, he was promoted First Lieutenant. In a letter of the 16th of the same month, dated near Fredericksburg, he thus mentions one of his first experiences of the hardships of the march:— We arrived here at twelve A. M.,eries are moving. The rest of the story is told by General Meade's letter to Mr. Dehon:— camp opposite Fredericksburg, Va., December 16, 1862. Dear Sir,—It was my painful duty to telegraph you yesterday of the loss of your son Arthu ago yesterday, and marched to Kelley's Ford, and thence down the river to this point, which is about five miles from Fredericksburg. We arrived here last Wednesday, and have been fighting ever since, night and day. We have lost about one hundred an<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1862. (search)
Sancho Panza's gusto. The new year found the regiment encamped opposite Fredericksburg. It was just after our terrible repulse before that city, and the feeling of the late George D. Porter, and afterwards of Sidney Willard, who fell at Fredericksburg as Major of the Thirty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteers. Mr. Willard was of tobstinate contest, which lasted till evening, occupied most of the town of Fredericksburg. It was the difficult task of the Twentieth, then under command of Major ( Last night I returned from a scout through Dumfries and Occoquan, through Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville and Wilderness, and back by way of Manassas and Bull R-Clellan had been relieved by Burnside, who, after lying in the vicinity of Fredericksburg three weeks, crossed and attempted to carry the heights. The Regular Division lay in the advance, upon the straight road between Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg, and every man who wore the white Maltese cross upon his breast lay down to
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1864. (search)
oor beasts exposed on the arena. April 28, 1863. We expect a great battle all around Fredericksburg. Should I fall, remember the cause I am fighting for, and forget your grief in consoling otar Bolivar Heights till about the middle of November, when it moved to Falmouth, opposite to Fredericksburg, and there went into camp. In the first Fredericksburg battle Chapin's regiment was in the Fredericksburg battle Chapin's regiment was in the reserve. The Fifteenth Massachusetts at that time was in the Second Division, Second Corps; General Hancock commanding the corps, and General Gibbon the division. The regiment crossed over the riverer the river's bank. Early the next morning it advanced without opposition into the city of Fredericksburg, and during the following night was out on picket duty. In a letter to his cousin, dated Delle, in which the regiment was again in the reserve. The army remained in the camp opposite Fredericksburg until the enemy, in June, 1863, began their movement north into Maryland, when our forces le
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1865. (search)
mission with pleasure; and with high resolves to make himself a thorough soldier,—a career for which he was admirably adapted in physique and mental power,—he hastened instantly to his post. Just eighteen years old, he joined his regiment at Fredericksburg, late on Saturday evening, May 2d, receiving a warm welcome from his brother officers. Early on the following morning began the battle of Chancellorsville. Captain O. W. Holmes was very soon wounded, and Lieutenant Paine took the command of used always to be asking me how an officer should bear himself in battle, when he should be behind and when before his men. I had always rather understated than overstated the amount of danger it was necessary to incur, because I had seen at Fredericksburg that he would be rather disposed to expose himself too much than otherwise. He certainly carried out to the letter the duty, as he used to describe it, of an officer charging at the head of his men, and he evidently felt all the joy he suppo
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