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At one of these stops, First Lieutenant John Hodges, Jr., of Company B, was in danger of being left behind, and the men of his company unshackled their car to prevent its departure without their popular officer. At frequent intervals, soldiers were seen doing guard duty on the railroad, and, for the first time, the members of the Nineteenth saw men being punished at the guard house. One was seen with his head through a barrel and another was carrying a heavy log of wood. At midnight, August 30, the regiment arrived in Washington and was halted at The Soldiers' Rest. The Nineteenth had to stand under arms until a Pennsylvania regiment had eaten supper. The meal furnished was very bad. A vigorous protest was instituted by Col. Hinks at the quality of food supplied, and on the following morning a more respectable meal was served. Some of the companies of the Nineteenth were obliged to camp on the platform outside of the building that night because a Pennsylvania regiment occup
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 33: the advance to Culpepper and Bealton. (search)
gton. Transferred from Co. G to Co. A, as First Lieutenant on account of non-muster. Mustered as Captain by order Sec'y of War to date Nov. 1, 1861, and transferred from Co. A to Co. F, Sept. 26, 1863. Second Lieut. John J. Ferris, in command Co. F. Co. G.First. Lieut Dudley C. Mumford, in command of company. Asst. Surg. W. D. Knapp, returned to duty Sept. 25, 1863, from hospital. Second Lieut. Charles L. Merrill, transferred to Invalid Corps, S. O. 202, Headquarters Second Corps, Aug. 30. John Y. Small, private, Co. A, promoted to Commissary Sergeant, Sept. 25, 1863, at Raccoon Ford, vice Snelling, promoted to Second Lieutenant. Private Adolph Mahnitz, Co. B, returned at Morrisville, Va., Sept. 6, from prisoner of war, captured July 1, at Taneytown, Md. Private John Doherty, Co. E., prisoner of war. On September 30, the Nineteenth regiment was withdrawn from the front and posted at Mitchell's Station on the railroad to protect the corps train. This was an excellent
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 40: prison experiences. (search)
mush was brought in but it was poor and, hungry as I was, I could not swallow it. Aug. 5th. Rations—a pint of boiled rice and meat. Aug. 25th. Rations changed today Bread, a small piece of ham fat less than a pint of raw, buggy beans and a small piece of raw, fresh beef. For wood to cook with we had two pine branches to be divided between 90 men. Aug. 26th. Rations—bread, ham fat and rice. About all we think of is rations. Aug. 28th. James Ridlon, of Co. E, died today. Aug. 30th. Henry Bowler, of Lynn, died today. Sept. 7th. The Rebs commenced to take out the prisoners by detachments today, they say to exchange. We have orders to be ready at a moment's notice. Oct. 1st. Oh, for something new. Oct. 13th. Pleasant today. Suffer terribly by night. My cloths are wearing out. My shirt is almost in pieces, my blouse sleeves are about gone. Cold weather is coming on. Only about one meal per day. What are we coming to? God help me! Oct. 24th. Charlie
. P. Edwards Richard Doherty Stephen J. Younger C.Wm. Farnham Job Foster Wm. Richardson Eben D. Poole D.John Hagan Edward Joy E.Peter Johnson F.John Lee James Smith Thomas Meagher H.Edward McKenna Sydney Smith Earnest Krantz Charles Dean Joseph Hill These casualties occurred during the last charge of the enemy which took place at dark and they were all marked Missing in Action. They were captured, confined in Libby Prison anti paroled on Sept. 24th, 1864. On the 30th of August the command went into camp in the vicinity of the Williams House, and while there the discharge of 90 men, whose terms of service had expired, was effected. The Monthly Report, dated August 31, shows the following: Present:Commissioned officers, for duty,5 Acting Adjutant,16 Enlisted men, for duty,72 Absent:Commissioned Officers, On detached service,4 With leave,1 Sick,712 Enlisted men, on detached service,30 Sick,265 In arrest,2297 Loss: Commissioned officers, Mustered
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
Harrington, Chas. F., priv., (K), Oct. 21, ‘62; 18; transf. from 1st S. S.; abs. sick since Aug. 30, ‘64. Harrington, Geo. E., priv., (K), May 18, ‘64; 24; sub. C. G. Davis; deserted Aug. 20, ‘6 Henry, priv., (C), Apr. 22, ‘64; 30; wounded June 3, ‘64. Jewett, David J. M. A., priv., (K), Aug. 30, ‘62; 28; wounded Dec. 13, ‘62; re-en. Dec. 21, ‘63; M. O. as 1st Lieut and Regtl. Q. M. Juneriv., (F), June 10, ‘64; 28; sub. Thos. Dana; M. O. June 30, ‘65. McDowell, Thos., priv., (B), Aug. 30, ‘62; 42; disch. Dec. 13, ‘62. McDuncon, John, priv., (F), Aug. I, ‘63; 21; sub.; transf. toMay 6, ‘65; unassigned. Merrill, Chas. L., corp., (C), July 26, ‘61; 22; transf. to V. R. C. Aug. 30, ‘63; wounded Dec. 13, ‘62; M. O. as 2nd Lieut. June 30, ‘65, Co. B, 13 regt. V. R.C. Merrill, Smith, Chas., priv., (H), Jan. 12, ‘65; 23; M. O. June 30, ‘65. Smith, Chas. E., priv., (K), Aug. 30, ‘62; 27; died of w'nds Dec. 18, ‘62, Falmouth, Va. Smit