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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 1: from Massachusetts to Virginia. (search)
rial would have been a departure from the policy I had adopted, I declined the offer. It would be interesting to give in detail the letters, correspondence, and reports that flowed in upon me from the fifteenth day of April, 1861, to the very morning of the eighth of July following, when the regiment left the State: offers of services to drill; offers of services to fight; individual offers, and offers by groups and companies; German soldiers by Mr. Urbino, and French veterans by Colonel Fletcher Webster; applications for a first or second lieutenancy in an infantry regiment from a man who had commanded ships varying in size from six hundred to eighteen hundred tons; applications for a first or second lieutenancy from a man who says, to use his own words, anything that money or political influence can do to obtain this will not be wanting; and a letter, the last that I will allude to, from a single applicant, who signed himself under the somewhat indefinite name of Volunteer. With
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 2: Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights—Darnstown, Maryland.--Muddy Branch and Seneca Creek on the Potomac—Winter quarters at Frederick, Md. (search)
ir men to desist, and during the remainder of the hour they were quiet. In the afternoon Colonel Webster informed me that if that man was to be tied up again in full view of his regiment, he would I shall take my men out to drill at that hour, he answered. This assurance on the part of Colonel Webster was serious. A rush within our lines was possible. Seeing a ruse, suppose they should refn time for action before the next day's punishment. It was quite evident, I insisted, that Colonel Webster could not control his men; and it was equally clear these men must be controlled. The puniy camp? I will order them, replied General Banks. I thanked him, and retired, to meet Colonel Webster approaching General Banks's headquarters for an interview. Next morning, and but a few m; gets on with drills respectably, though he can understand an occasional gentle hint to--. Colonel Webster commands the brigade; the new officers have not come, and he is preparing to celebrate Than
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Index (search)
Underwood, A. B., applies for a commission in the Second Mass. Regiment, 4; holds a captaincy in same, 12, 220, 223. Urbino, S. R., assists in raising German troops for the War of the Rebellion, 11. W War Department, the, its general order (No. 15), 14, 15. Its Circular Letter to Governors of States, 16. Its mistakes, 188. Blamed for leaving Banks defenseless, 256. Ward, Lieut-Colonel, of the Fifteenth Mass. Regiment, 67. Takes part in the battle of Ball's Bluff, 70, 71. Webster, Fletcher, Colonel of Twelfth Massachusetts Regiment, 50. Protests against a case of discipline in the Massachusetts Second, 51-58. At the battle of Cedar Mountain, 320. Weld, Stephen M., applies for a commission for his son-in the Second Massachusetts Regiment, 95, 96. Wheaton, Captain, 273. Whitney, J. P., holds a captaincy in the Second Mass. Regiment, 12. Williams, Captain, 219, 221. Killed at the battle of Cedar Mountain, 332. Williams, General, Federal officer in Civ