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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. 205 205 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 134 124 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 116 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 114 4 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 102 10 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 98 14 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 97 11 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 83 39 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 79 9 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. 67 3 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1846. (search)
rank of Captain, on General Reno's staff. He was soon in battle, commanding a gunboat at Roanoke Island, and braving, at Reno's side, the hottest of the fire at Newbern. A little later, he was in action at Camden, and wrote with deep feeling of the dead and wounded that were left upon the field at night when our troops were ordered to retire. But his duties were chiefly at Newbern and Beaufort, N. C., where he was stationed as Commissary for several months, occupied, as he jestingly said, in the grocery business of those posts. It was a hard, a very hard service for him, and one that fretted his spirit so much as to demand all the determination of whic obtained, chiefly through the ready assistance of Dr. J. B. Upham, of Boston, who had been in charge of the Beaufort Hospital, for which, and for the hospital at Newbern, the Commissary had incurred the expenses considered unaccounted for at Washington. But it was a keen trial to one of such integrity, when even the shadow of a
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1852. (search)
and performed cheerfully and steadily to the end. Newbern, North Carolina, November 21, 1862. The men, except one company, are alttle of musketry from some little distance up the road. Newbern, North Carolina, December 22. We reached Kinston on the return march [fd, who I was anxious should be spared the journey over the road to Newbern in those infernal ambulances. I got down to the boat, which was and I said nothing, because I thought we might get his body down to Newbern, where it could be obtained by his friends; but it became evident he ambulance over the road. I was glad to have a bed for him. Newbern, January 10, 1863. We are having our first experience of severe 16. On the 14th, at evening, orders come to start at once from Newbern for this place. We were off in about two hours, and are now nearlhen disinterred for removal to the North; and as it passed through Newbern, funeral services were held there at the request of the regiment.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1857. (search)
h musketry, in which our troops suffered more than the enemy, carried the lines by a brilliant assault, capturing many guns and prisoners. He advanced at once to Newbern, which place was evacuated, and became from this time to the close of the war the Headquarters of our forces in North Carolina. The Twenty-fourth Massachusetts was stationed near Newbern all the summer and autumn of 1862, and saw no active service until November, when General Foster, who then commanded the department, made an expedition to Little Washington and Plymouth. Lieutenant Perkins's health had been a good deal impaired by chills and fever; and after this march, which was weari December, 1862. Nothing but his indomitable pluck enabled him, in his debilitated condition, to stand the fatigues of this long march. The Twenty-fourth left Newbern, with other portions of the Eighteenth Corps, for South Carolina, in January, 1863, when General Hunter undertook operations against Charleston in conjunction wit
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1859. (search)
go. In what spirit he accepted this position may be seen from an extract from a letter dated Newbern, March 21, 1863. When I took my present position I really gloried in the thought that I wancis Custis Hopkinson Private 44th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), September 12, 1862; died at Newbern, N. C., February 13, 1863, of disease contracted in the service. Francis Custis, the oldest son rcely believe that both are pictures of the same person. His regiment was ordered to Newbern, North Carolina, in October, and his first letters home show a resolute, manly cheerfulness. He has noNo time was given, however, for the accomplishment of his plan. Four days after his arrival at Newbern, his regiment, forming a part of Colonel Thomas G. Stevenson's brigade, set forth upon the Tarbttle was at Roanoke Island, in the winter of 1862, when Burnside commanded; he was in action at Newbern, Kinston, Whitehall, Goldsborough Bridge, and elsewhere; his last battle was at Drury's Bluff,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1860. (search)
rst Lieutenant, December 28, 1862; died at Newbern, N. C., May 22, 1864. Nathaniel Saltonstall Baland General Burnside and the fleet turned to Newbern, which was captured after a brisk engagement.ll redoubt on the side of the Neuse, opposite Newbern, garrisoned by some hundred men, was attackedhort visits at home, he continued in and near Newbern until that fatal disease, which had already tfered positions at other places, continued at Newbern, fated soon to become a city of the dead undet. Among the volumes of a deserted library at Newbern he came upon Napier's Peninsular War, and he negro-woman, with whom he sometimes lodged in Newbern, as she told of him and his ways. He had scaiment, and take passage down the Roanoke, for Newbern, in a gunboat. I can recall with perfect disc speech of his. His company, on returning to Newbern after their first expedition, found their cam the latter part of that month he sailed from Newbern for Boston. After a preparation of some ten
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
n health and strength, which he cherished as his chief consolation in the sad hours of his lonely sickness and death. His regiment was ordered in July to Newbern, North Carolina. After staying there a few days, it was transported to Folly Island, where it participated in the siege of Fort Wagner. Soon after his arrival in that t their arduous employment, and he began to think of returning to his regiment. On March 11th General Burnside's expedition sailed from Roanoke Island for Newbern, North Carolina, Lieutenant Robeson being still quartered on the flag-steamer Philadelphia, as signal officer. In a letter written March 15th he gives some account of thng the shore in every direction to drive away any Rebels that might be there. The army were landed very rapidly, and by two o'clock commenced their march towards Newbern, a distance of about twelve miles,—the gunboats keeping up a constant fire on the shore in advance. I was on the gunboat Delaware, Commodore Rowan's flag-ship fo
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
n leaving Boston his regiment went to Newbern, North Carolina, where it remained for a few days. Imber 12, the Forty-fourth returned to camp at Newbern. On Friday, December 5th, he was detailed fod branch of the Quartermaster's Department at Newbern, and was also selected to play the organ on Sa large body of Rebels took position opposite Newbern, and the next morning they opened an artilleras clerk in the Quartermaster's Department at Newbern, he was continually brought in contact with csome time a clerk in the Freedman's Bureau at Newbern, and our companies were for a long time separe regiment left camp October 22d, for Newbern, North Carolina, arriving on Sunday, A. M., October 2outh, North Carolina. We left this place for Newbern on transports, November 11th. For a month wethe blockade on the same steamer, and reached Newbern, and started a relieving force immediately. April 23d. The regiment did provost duty in Newbern from April 25th until the day of its leaving [9 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1864. (search)
passage in Alfred de Vigny's reminiscences, describing the state of mind among the students of Paris during the last days of the Empire. Boston, October 12, 1862. my dear father,—Before you arrive here our regiment will have reached Newbern, to enter at once upon active service. I feel, therefore, that it is right and proper for me, before going, to state to you plainly, and as well as I am able to by writing, the circumstances under which I have taken this step in your absence, aject (which ultimately led to nothing) was, perhaps, the only thing which prevented him from accepting a commission which was tendered to him, under Colonel Shaw, in the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts. He thus describes this offer:— Newbern, North Carolina, February 27, 1862. While upon compliments, I should not fail to speak of that very great one paid us by Governor Andrew. I refer to his sending to Colonel Lee for some of his warrant officers to take commissions in the Fifty-fourt
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, chapter 37 (search)
of Company B, Captain Churchill. The regiment was encamped at Readville from September 5 to November 5, 1862, when it embarked on the steamer Mississippi, bound for Beaufort, N. C. The troops reached Beaufort on the 14th, and marched at once to Newbern, where they were placed under command of Major-General Foster. In December, Sergeant Hickling took part in the ten-days' expedition to destroy the railroad-bridge at Gouldsboroa, during which he was engaged in four battles and marched one hueek after his return. During this week most of the sergeants in the company had been off duty, and an unusual severity of labor had devolved on him. He remained eight days in the camp hospital, and was then removed to the Stanley Hospital in Newbern. His father reached him a fortnight later, and found him wholly prostrated by the fever, and with little prospect of recovery. A month later than this it was the opinion of the surgeons that he could not live in that atmosphere another week, w