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Peabody (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
the 10th forming four successive times under fire as regularly as if on the parade ground. General Hooker said in his report: The 10th, commanded by Col. Henry S. Briggs of Pittsfield, son of the ex-governor, displayed the greatest bravery and materially checked the progress of the enemy. The loss of both officers and soldiers was heavy in this battle. There fell Lieut. J. D. Bullock of Fall River, of the 7th; Lieut. F. P. H. Rogers of Waltham, of the 16th; Lieut. Charles B. Warner of South Danvers, of the 19th; and Capts. Edwin E. Day of Greenfield and Elisha Smart of Adams, with Lieut. Benjamin F. Leland of Shelburne, all of the 10th Mass. The 16th Mass. Infantry was sent out by General Hooker to feel the strength of the enemy, under instructions from General McClellan, and was engaged at Williamsburg, Va., June 18, with a loss of twenty-nine killed and mortally wounded, General Hooker reporting that the duty was executed in fine style; and the 1st, 7th, 11th, 16th and 19th we
Lenoirs (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ne 11 before the city, their colonel being in command of the brigade; and on the evacuation of Jackson the 35th Mass. in line of skirmishers were the first to enter the city, the 29th being the reserve. The losses of all these were small. Official War Records, 37, pp. 561, 573; 51, pp. 552, 553, 580. At Blue Springs, Tenn. (October 10), there was a skirmish without actual loss, but in which Major Goodell of the 36th Infantry, a most valuable officer, was severely wounded; another at Lenoir's, Tenn. (November 15), without loss; and one near Campbell's Station (November 16), in which the 29th and 36th lost slightly. In this case there was a sharp attack by Hood upon three small regiments (the 36th Mass., the 8th Michigan and the 45th Pennsylvania), which narrowly escaped capture, the 36th being at this time under command of Maj. (afterwards general) W. F. Draper. In the siege of Knoxville, Tenn., the 21st, 29th, 35th and 36th Infantry were all engaged, with small losses for each;
Spottsylvania (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
arm, which was rendered necessary by wounds received at Spotsylvania. See his memoir in Marvin's Worcester in the War, p.eing only preliminary to the next great battle, that of Spotsylvania (May 8-18). In this prolonged and intermittent battle, r, for distinguished services in action at Antietam and Spotsylvania. The second brigade of Barlow's division in the 2d Arm The most distinguished Massachusetts officer killed at Spotsylvania was Brig.-Gen. Thomas Greely Stevenson, originally coloprint,— nearly five hundred in all,—were the victims of Spotsylvania, a battle which brought to Massachusetts the heaviest lsses of the war, those of the Wilderness being next. Spotsylvania, 496; Wilderness, 463; Cold Harbor (including Bethesda t. I. H. Sleeper (p. 516). Other officers killed at Spotsylvania, or in the various engagements which were a part of it,s was not, however, more than two-thirds as great as at Spotsylvania, although considerably larger than at the Wilderness.
Taunton (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
heir allotted terms of service in the field prior to May 15, 1865, the colors of which are deposited in the State House, desire to take part in the flag reception on the 22d instant, referred to in General Order No. 18, current series, the Commander-in-Chief most cordially complies with their wishes. The colors of these organizations will be handed them on the morning of the 22d, upon proper requisition. They are to be returned at the close of the services. Maj.-Gen. Darius N. Couch of Taunton, ranking officer of volunteers in Massachusetts, has been invited to take command of the troops. Should he decline, Brevet Maj.-Gen. George H. Gordon of Boston, next in rank, will take command. The commanding general will arrange details. By order of His Excellency John A. Andrew, Governor and Commander-in-Chief. William Schouler, Adjutant-General. The procession was duly formed on December 22, under the immediate direction of Maj.-Gen. Edward W. Hinks (afterwards Hincks), chief
Kenesaw Mountain (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
r Records, 55, 208. Both the 2d and 33d took active part in the battle of Resaca (May 13-16, 1864), the former losing 5 killed or mortally wounded. The 33d again made a fine charge, charging and carrying three fortified hills in succession, but having 24 killed or mortally wounded, Adjutant General's Report, January, 1865, p 780. including Lieuts. H. J. Parker of Townsend and E. L. Bumpus of Braintree. At Cassville, Ga., both regiments were engaged (May 19-22), with small loss. At Kenesaw Mountain they had several engagements in June, the 33d making another fine charge, and losing 11 killed or mortally wounded, including the 2d lieutenant, C. H. Lord of Ipswich. By July 17 the 33d had been reduced to a mere skeleton regiment. The 2d Mass. was in the breastworks before Atlanta from July 22, 1864, and on the 30th Lieutenant-Colonel Morse of that regiment, being field officer of the day, surprised the enemy's pickets in his front and captured them in their rifle-pits. The regimen
Raleigh (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ded. The list of killed in this battle included Lieut. David Reid of Boston, who had had a curious sense of certainty of his own death, yet met his death in the forefront of battle, his body lying in advance of the artillery pieces until brought back. Emilio's 54th Mass., pp. 251, 252. The 55th was again under fire, with slight loss, at Deveaux Neck, S. C., Dec. 9, 1864, and without loss at James Island, S. C., Feb. 10, 1865; also the 54th at Boykin's Mills, S. C., April 18, and at Swift Creek the following day, losing six men in these engagements, which were the last battles of the war in which Massachusetts troops took serious part. They occurred in connection with what was called Potter's Raid, conducted by Gen. E. E. Potter under General Sherman's orders, the object being to reach and destroy a vast amount of rolling stock on a railway already destroyed by him. The raid included the 54th and 55th Mass. infantries and a detachment of the 4th Mass. Cavalry, and was put to an
Charles City (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
e line of march; but permitted them simply to halt for rest at a single command and set off again at another. The consequence was, he said, that his men got twice as much rest on a march as the other regiments. See, in Lincoln's 34th Mass., p. 173, a striking bit of original action on the part of the colonel, in utter disregard of orders, but finally sustained by the brigade commander. They never, perhaps, like some Confederate regiments, made charges without military formation, as at Charles City, or used stones for missiles, as at Groveton; Johnson's Short History of Secession, pp. 168, 181. but they were often, at the outset, equipped with muskets so poor as to be more efficient when clubbed than in any other way. There were among them individual instances of cowardice, See, for instance, Bosson's 42d Mass. Vols., p. 241; Macnamara's Irish 9th, pp. 125, 213; Walker's 2d Army Corps, p. 229. The latter, after describing the utter and bewildered terror attributed, perhaps unj
Winfield (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
r (3d N. Y. Artillery), says in submitting the report that Lieutenant Barstow is far too modest in describing his own share of the work, and proceeds to give ampler details of its perils. Official War Records, XVIII, 184, 186. The Signal Corps of twenty-eight second lieutenants, detailed largely from Massachusetts regiments, was an important element in the North Carolina campaign. Two companies of the 27th (G and H), being left at Plymouth, N. C., on garrison duty, had an encounter at Winfield or Rocky Hoc March 23, 1863, with slight loss. During the siege of Washington, N. C., March 30– April 16, Major-General Foster reports the 27th and 44th Mass. infantries as having behaved nobly, though happily with small loss. He also complimented the 45th for the efficient and soldierly manner in which they had served as provost guard at New Berne. Official War Records, XVIII, 216, 220. On May 22, 1863, the 27th Mass. sustained some loss at Gum Swamp, where it had marched fifteen
Colorado (Colorado, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ps. Second Division.—1st Brigade, 1st Mass., Col. N. B. McLaughlen; 11th Mass., Col. Wm. Blaisdelrs, Lieut. Robert Smith; 2d Brigade, 9th Mass., Col. P. R. Guiney; 32d Mass., Lieut.-Col. Luther Stetney. Third Division.—2d Brigade, 7th Mass., Col. T. D. Johns; 10th Mass., Lieut.-Col. J. B. ParsCorps. First Division.—3d Brigade, 2d Mass., Col. S. M. Quincy. Cavalry Corps. Second Divisiory, Col. S. H. Leonard; 2d Brigade, 12th Mass., Col. J. L. Bates. Second Army Corps (Hancock). First Division.—2d Brigade, 28th Mass., Col. Richard Byrnes. Second Division.—1st Brigade, 15th s). First Division.—1st Brigade, 18th Mass., Col. Joseph Hayes; 22d Mass., Lieut.-Col. Thos. Sherwin, Jr.; 2d Brigade, 9th Mass., Col. P. R. Guiney; 32d Mass., Col. G. L. Prescott; Artillery Brigadr. Second Division.—1st Brigade, 26th Mass., Col. A. B. Farr; 2d Brigade, 3d Mass. Cavalry (dismoeries, which were also engaged. In this battle Col., afterwards Gen., W. F. Bartlett was very sever[5
Connecticut (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
f all. Col. Albert G. Browne, afterwards the governor's military secretary, was sent to the governors of Maine and New Hampshire; Colonel Wardrop, commander of the 3d Mass. Volunteer Militia, was sent to Vermont, and others to Rhode Island and Connecticut. The military historians of Maine and New Hampshire make no reference to this communication; and it is evident that in Vermont it led only to some correspondence but to little open or actual preparation for fighting. Benedict's Vermont in st addition to the numbers of the navy Massachusetts contributed a larger share than any State except New York; indeed, nearly 20,000, or nearly one-fifth of the whole number. Total number of sailors and marines furnished by the States:— Connecticut,2,163 Delaware,94 District of Columbia,1,353 Illinois,2,224 Indiana,1,078 Iowa,5 Kentucky,314 Maine,5,030 Maryland,3,925 Massachusetts,19,983 Michigan,498 Minnesota,3 Missouri,151 New Hampshire,882 New Jersey,8,129 New York,35,1
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