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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1842. (search)
8th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), August 19, 1862; Lieutenant-Colonel December 4, 1862; killed at Port Hudson, La., May 27, 1863. the many Boston and Cambridge boys who met thirty years ago at the boardithe Thirty-eighth Massachusetts, and from Adjutant Loring of the same regiment. before Port Hudson, June 7, 1863. my dear uncle,—I wrote you and Aunt S. a few lines on the 28th ultimo, giviat you may know the whole. On the 22d of May we landed at Bayou Sara and marched towards Port Hudson. On the 23d we encamped in an old cornfield about three miles from the fortifications. On th the heart, dying instantly and without pain. The Thirty-eighth is on the north side of Port Hudson, so far (twenty miles) from the landing below, that, during the exciting and difficult hour w From the time he took the field in Maryland up to within a day or two of the assault on Port Hudson, where I was not present, through our dreary camp in the marshes near New Orleans, and throug
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1846. (search)
th his own weapons. It cannot be long before some ten thousand of these men will be led under fire. What momentous results centre in that event! If, as some predict, they fly like sheep, we are far from conquest, and from holding our conquests. If they stand, then, unless want of military genius is an incurable trait of our government, the South, from that day, is whipped. . . . . It will be poetic justice, should the cause of all our evils, Slavery, be turned to avenge our wrongs. Port Hudson was the last scene of his service in the field. He took as prominent a part as one in his position could take, in the siege of that stronghold. Always untiring, always undaunted, always ready to expose and to exhaust himself, he here won largely upon the esteem of his commander and his comrades. One exploit illustrates the judgment as well as the gallantry which rendered him an efficient officer. He had been sent to station a regiment in support of a battery, and returned to report th
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1852. (search)
nk irretrievably beneath the constant wear of mental labor and anxiety. When the opportunity to take the field came, it was too late. He accompanied our military and naval forces when they went, March 8, 1863, to make a demonstration against Port Hudson, and was present at the first reconnoissance and bombardment of the fortifications there. He performed his duties on the General's staff until about the 20th of the month, and then returned to New Orleans, convinced that he was too feeble foress of the Sequestration Commission was no less exhausting than the fatigues of a campaign, and it had now become evident to Captain Hooper that he was no longer strong enough to attend to any active duty whatever. Soon after coming back from Port Hudson, therefore, he left Louisiana for home upon sick-leave, still in the hope, never to be fulfilled, that he might yet be brought back to strength and usefulness. And thus Sturgis Hooper ended his military career, and with it all the labors of l
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
ort Pierre, July, 1863. Think of this letter travelling over a wilderness of two hundred miles to Fort Randall, in the keeping of a dusky Indian, wrapped in a red blanket and fringed buckskin. If it comes safely to you, you may know he is a good Indian. When we reached Fort Pierre, Major Ten Broeck's battalion received us with open arms, and Company B rushed out with most enthusiastic cheers to receive their Second Lieutenant. To-day we have received news confirming the capture of Port Hudson and reporting that Charleston is burned. Did ever one hear such glorious news? The mail leaves this noon, and I have but time to assure you of my continued well-being. I am now the wonder of the regiment for health and strength. This was his last letter home. In September a letter received from Colonel Wilson of his regiment thus announced his death:— He fell in a battle in which we were engaged with the Sioux Indians, at a place called White Stone Hill. The battle occ
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1862. (search)
o Baton Rouge to take part in an attempt on Port Hudson. Finding the place then impracticable, thehich Lieutenant Haven belonged proceeded to Port Hudson by the way of Red River, crossing the Missianied General Banks in his first advance to Port Hudson, and after returning from this expedition rgements had been perfected for the siege of Port Hudson. An officer of the regiment says:— W assault, on the 27th of May, we marched to Port Hudson, and at daylight were assigned to support nate son, John. All are well. Port Hudson, Louisiana, July 15, 1863. Dear mother,—I doth powder. No harm, but I can't write. Port Hudson surrendered, and the Fiftieth came home by osed. He went through the first advance on Port Hudson and the Teche campaign, without losing a daleft Alexandria, and arrived in the rear of Port Hudson on the 23d of May, 1863, and after a skirmint or at home. Our first attack upon Port Hudson cost us the life of one well known in Camb[5 more...]<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Appendix. (search)
Army and Navy. [from the roll published with the Triennial Catalogue for 1866.] TotalDied in service Academical Department,—Graduates,47573 Non-graduates11422 —— Total,58995 Professional Schools,34922 —— Total,938117 Ii. Causes of death. Killed in action (or died of wounds received) at Gettysburg, Pa,10 Antietam, Md,7 Fredericksburg, Va,5 each Cedar Mountain, Va, Fort Wagner, S C,3 each Bull Run, Va, Chancellorsville, Va, The Wilderness, Va,2 each Port Hudson, La, Glendale, Va, Honey Hill, S C, Averysborough (Black Creek), N C,) Aldie, Bellfield, Carrsville, Cold Harbor, Cedar Creek, Deep Bottom, Drury's Bluff, Hatcher's Run, Petersburg, Rappahannock Station, Spottsylvania, Va.; Boykm's Mills, S. C.; Hartsville, Lookout Mountain, Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.; Whitestone Hill. Dakotah.1 each Total killed in action63 Killed by guerillas,4 Killed accidentally,2 Total died by violence,—69 Total died by disease,    26