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Springfield (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
vernor Banks, in developing the regimental organization of the militia, before regarded merely as a series of detached companies; and that of Governor Andrew, in ordering first an accurate levy of the militia G. O. 4, Jan. 16, 1861. and then recommending (against disapproval and even derision) that the State should contract for overcoats, blankets, knapsacks and ball cartridges for two thousand troops. There were already in the armory of the State when the war broke out three thousand Springfield rifled muskets of the best pattern. Trivial as this provision now seems, it enabled Massachusetts to be first in the breach, and perhaps to save Washington. But the actual enlistment of soldiers was only one of the many ways in which the aroused public sentiment showed itself. Cheques and other gifts were received from individuals, for sums from ten thousand dollars downward, William Gray and Gardner Brewer each giving the former sum. The Boston banks offered to loan the State, with
Montgomery (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
64. This was one of those utterly wasted defeats caused by the complication of political and military aims. It was the result of an attempt to take possession of the main land of Florida with a hope of bringing its people back into the Union,—an attempt in which every advantage was given to the Confederates by their possession of interior lines, so that they could easily overwhelm any given force by bringing up reinforcements. The first onset having been unfavorable to the Union troops, Montgomery's brigade was ordered forward to hold the enemy in check until a new line could be formed in the rear. This was effectually done and a newspaper correspondent wrote, The two colored regiments had stood in the gap and saved the army. Emilio, p. 167. He also says (p. 163): Adjutant Howard relates that as he was riding over the field beside Colonel Hallowell, General Seymour rode up to that officer and told him, in substance, that the day was lost and that everything depended on the 54th.
Harper's Ferry (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
also twenty-three out of the twenty-seven officers. Townsend's Honors of the Empire State, p. 317. Phisterer, in his New York in the War of the Rebellion, puts the number of officers killed or wounded at twenty, and the number of privates at two hundred and thirteen, but reports also ninety-seven privates as missing, thus confirming the original statement (p. 429). Brig.-Gen. Rufus Saxton, United States Volunteers (a Massachusetts officer), commanded about this time the defence of Harper's Ferry (May 26-30) in a manner that subsequently won him a medal of honor. In the battle at Hanover Court House May 27, the 9th and 22d Mass., with a section of the 3d Battery, were in action, the 5th Battery being also present but not active. The 9th Mass. distinguished itself by a charge, showing in advance the qualities so signally tested later. The losses in this engagement were not, however, heavy. The battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines That battle ought really never to have been fo
Providence, R. I. (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
overnor Andrew. He said once, It seems very absurd that I, who am a man of peace and always hated soldiering, should be the man to choose. these officers; but Providence has put this duty upon me, and I shall do it as best I can. He was liable, as are most of us, to be misled by an imposing appearance, a commanding manner, and ghest order. I know of no terms of praise too exaggerated to characterize his masterly ability. If ever a soldier earned promotion, Colonel Miles has done so. Providence should spare his life, and I earnestly recommend that he be promoted and intrusted with a command commensurate with his abilities. Official War Records, 39, p. 321. Providence having complied with the kind suggestion of General Caldwell, the nation seems to have taken care of the rest. Apart from his unexampled rapidity of promotion, it is to be noticed that he received a medal of honor for distinguished gallantry in the battle of Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, while holding with hi
South Edisto River (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
uty as advanced picket, and conducted, with the co-operation of the navy, three important expeditions into the interior, ascending at different times, for various purposes, the St. Mary's, the St. John's and the South Edisto or Pon Pon rivers. The first two raids were eminently successful, bringing away recruits, provisions, etc., in addition to the more especial object of each enterprise. The third failed of success from the want of water for the boats, which grounded repeatedly,—the Pon Pon River being a tidal inlet, almost dry at low water,—so that they were got off with difficulty, and the loss of the smallest one, including two small guns, which were afterwards fished up by the Confederates and afterwards retaken by the 1st South Carolina in an engagement,—a curious coincidence. The regiment was repeatedly in action with shore batteries and sustained itself well, but failed in the chief object of the enterprise, which was to ascend as high as the Charleston and Savannah railr<
South Mills (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
tevenson of the 24th, Col. Edwin Upton of the 25th and Col. H. C. Lee of the 27th, also to Maj. R. H. Stevenson of the 24th and Lieut. William L. Horton, adjutant of the same regiment. Lieutenant-Colonel Sprague of the 25th. with a portion of his regiment and the regimental colors, was the first to enter the city of New Berne. Sergt. John D. Terry of Co. E, 23d Mass., received a medal of honor, five years later, for gallantry in action at this battle. There was also an engagement at Camden, N. C., April 19, in which the 21st lost seven killed; one at Trenton Bridge May 15 without loss; one at Tranter's Creek June 5, in which the 24th had six killed and six wounded, and one at Washington, N. C., September 6, in which the same regiment had one killed and five wounded. There was also an engagement at Rawles' Mills, N. C., November 2, in which the 24th and 44th lost slightly, as did the 3d (Co. I) at Plymouth, December 10. With these exceptions, the year was a quiet and rather disa
Kansas (Kansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ern acquaintances employing or amusing themselves as usual, while at the South everybody was drilling. All the events in Kansas had not really opened men's eyes. Both sides, moreover, strangely underrated their opponents. At the South, relying on llections.) It is remembered that a very able man in Boston, Dr. Samuel Cabot, who had aided largely in sending rifles to Kansas, said once, in speaking of a possible war between the Northern and Southern States, It would not last six months; while,Carolina Volunteers (afterwards 34th U. S. Colored Troops). He was a man of mature years, a veteran guerrilla leader from Kansas, personally daring and active, but utterly without the system and order needed by a brigade commander, and with a taste fn, that the other army would be easy to conquer. Do not let us deceive ourselves, said Col. James Montgomery; a veteran Kansas guerilla, to the present writer, who had commented on the undersized and underfed men who had once been brought in as pri
Brandy Station (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
. On the first day of the battle of Chancellorsville there took place a cavalry skirmish at Rapidan Station, Va. (May 1, 1863), when the only life lost was that of Lieut. A. E. Phillips of Chicopee, of the 1st Mass. Cavalry. The fight at Brandy Station (June 9), in which the 1st Mass. Cavalry took active part, was the first instance where the Union cavalry really showed itself the equal of a similar Confederate force. In the much more important cavalry battle of Aldie (June 17) the 1st Manowing of the original list of his line officers,—an act of courage to which few regimental commanders were equal. The later career of his regiment vindicated this, for it did its full share, especially in those two important engagements at Brandy Station and Aldie, which, in Sheridan's phrase, made the Federal cavalry Crowninshield's 1st Mass. Cavalry, p. 18. and proved it to be henceforward not merely the equal but the superior of the Confederate. The Massachusetts field artillery also h
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
one the day before by an unarmed force from Pennsylvania, with a few regular troops—there would havee; also the band, and an unarmed force from Pennsylvania, neither of which two bodies left the statiand was sent back to Boston and the unarmed Pennsylvania force to Philadelphia. Twelve of the Baltihad, however, been preceded by a force from Pennsylvania, comprising five militia companies, musteri Jersey,8,129 New York,35,164 Ohio,3,274 Pennsylvania,14,307 Rhode Island,1,878 Vermont,619 Wiand New York, and one each from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Fourteen batterieese, fifteen were from New York, eight from Pennsylvania and one each from Indiana and Massachusettsthe enemy's lines, in the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863, while serving as major, 19th Masassachusetts in total number were New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana; the same propod incident was told him by Colonel McCoy of Pennsylvania, a member of General Meade's staff, and pre[2 more...]
Bristol, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
egiment to leave the State was the 4th M. V. M. (Colonel Packard), which went by afternoon train (April 17) to Fall River, to take the steamer for New York and thence to Fortress Monroe. The 6th (Colonel Jones) left for Washington by rail, but at a later hour. The 3d (Colonel Wardrop) was embarked on the steamer Spalding for Fortress Monroe, but remained in the harbor till morning. The 8th The 8th M. V. M. came mainly from Essex County; the 3d and 4th mainly from Norfolk, Plymouth and Bristol; the 6th mainly from Middlesex, with one company from Boston and one from Worcester. (Colonel Munroe) was delayed by the desire to attach to it other companies; it was not ordered to proceed until April 18, and was then accompanied by Brig.-Gen. (afterwards major-general) B. F. Butler, the instructions from Washington having now been modified to include four regiments and a brigadier-general. This regiment went through Philadelphia, after being, like the 6th, warmly received in New York, i
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