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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
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
Army and Navy.
[from the roll published with the Triennial Catalogue for 1866.]
TotalDied in service
Causes of death.
Killed in action (or died of wounds received) at
Fredericksburg, Va,5 each
Cedar Mountain, Va,
Fort Wagner, S C,3 each
Bull Run, Va,
The Wilderness, Va,2 each
Port Hudson, La,
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.
Total killed in action63
Killed by guerillas,4
Total died by violence,—69
Total died by disease, 26