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Glendale, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ing the retreat of McClellan the Massachusetts regiments suffered little at Peach Orchard or at Savage's Station, but at Glendale (June 30) and Malvern Hill (July 1) they were largely engaged, with losses extending through many regiments. At the bry, under Col. Powell T. Wyman, who had come from Europe expressly to offer his services to Governor Andrew, and fell at Glendale, mortally wounded, at the head of his regiment. See extract from his letter to Governor Andrew. (Adjutant-General's nt Jonas F. Capelle, who was subsequently promoted to be captain. But the 1st, 19th and 20th regiments lost more men at Glendale than the 16th, Majors H. J. How See his memoir in Harvard Memorial Biographies, II. 31. One of the most valuable and rs he bore. Colonel (afterwards general) Hincks was for the second time severely wounded, the first time having been at Glendale. The 12th Regiment—the Webster regiment—went into battle at Antietam with three hundred and thirty-five officers and <
Kinston (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
l represented by twelve regiments in the expedition under General Foster, in December, 1862, to Kinston, Whitehall and Goldsborough, N. C., although the actual losses were not heavy. Of this affair,. Andrew S. Bryant, Co. A, 46th Mass. The only regiment which incurred any considerable loss at Kinston December 14 was the 45th, or Cadet Regiment (Col. C. R. Codman), and it again distinguished its 27th Mass. infantries met with losses, as well as the 2d Heavy Artillery (five companies, near Kinston); and the 23d had also an engagement near Kinston March 14, with a small loss; but on the wholeKinston March 14, with a small loss; but on the whole the North Carolina service proved less severe than was at first expected, though the loss from disease was considerable. Xiii. The Peninsular campaign. On Nov. 27, 1861, Lieutenant-General Scgiments which had served near the coast, various engagements took place, in one of which, at Kinston, N. C., the 23d Mass. (March 14, 1865), as previously stated, was involved and lost a few men.
Tranter's Creek (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
f 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 disappointing one, and the whole result of the expedition was not quite what had been expected. It still remains a q
Deep Gully (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
icers to the war, and had at one time so depleted itself that only six active members remained on its rolls. The 23d and 45th also met with some considerable loss at Whitehall but neither received any at Goldsborough. The 17th, 24th, 43d, 44th and 51st were also in the expedition, making in all about half the force. On Jan. 19, 1863, five companies of the 51st Mass. Infantry were in action at Young's Cross Roads, N. C., but without loss. There were engagements round New Berne, one at Deep Gully March 14, 1863, when Colonel Pickett (25th Mass.) held an outpost with much risk but small loss, See his report in Official War Records, XVIII, 187. and another March 14, when Lieut. Joseph W. Lawton of Ware (27th Mass.) and several others were killed. In an attack on Fort Anderson May 14 Lieut. N. S. Barstow (24th Mass.), acting signal officer, especially compliments his flagman, Timothy S. Marsh of Co. D, 21st Mass., for having behaved with admirable coolness under very severe fire;
Tullahoma (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
1863, to take part in the advance on Jackson, Miss., and the siege of Knoxville, Tenn. In the former attack several companies of the 36th Mass. did active duty as skirmishers on June 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 t
New Bern (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
e 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 Bridoriginal lieutenants, a thing which, even where necessary, rarely promotes harmony or even good discipline. The third German company, in the 25th Mass. Infantry, had German officers, and maintained its character well. For this company at New Berne, N. C., see Putnam's Co. A, 25th Mass., p. 165. Desertions from these three companies were but few; indeed, the whole number recorded against the whole 25th Regiment was but thirteen, none of these being to the enemy. Mass. Adjutant-General's Re
Watertown (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ngwood of the 18th, Thomas Claffee of the 19th, with Edwin J. Weller and John Sullivan and William Holland of the 28th. The 15th lost an admirable surgeon in Dr. S. Foster Haven of Worcester, and his equally useful classmate, Dr. Robert Ware of the 44th, died not long after him. See Harvard Memorial Biographies, I, 192, 238. Lee never gained a cheaper victory. (Cook's 12th Mass., p. 85.) The 29th lost no commissioned officer in the battle, but its chaplain, Rev. Henry E. Hempstead of Watertown, died a few days after from its fatigues. With these great losses closed the prolonged battle of Fredericksburg, and with it the campaign of 1862. The loss of the Union troops had been three times that of their opponents, and the whole affair is now regarded by the best military critics as having been, except Cold Harbor, the most wasteful slaughter of the war. It was also followed by much illness and much suffering among the wounded. Dr. Thomas F. Perley, medical inspector-genera
North Anna (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ce of the enemy to keep him there. Grant's report as lieutenant-general, dated July 22, 1865. See the text in Century War Book, IV, 147. General Beauregard's statement of the affair, from the Confederate side, was printed in the North American Review for March, 1887 (Cxliv, p. 244), and (condensed) in the Century War Book, IV, 195; and the Union side was given by Gen. W. F. Smith, in Century War Book, IV, 206. See also Army and Navy Journal, I, 659. Warren's and Hancock's fight at North Anna (May 23-27, 1864), wrote Gen. M. V. MacMahon, had been fierce but ineffective, resulting only in slaughter, of which, as usual, a sadly disproportioned share was ours. Century War Book, IV, 214. This loss was, however, distributed so widely over many regiments as not to fall very heavily on any one,—these regiments being the 9th, 11th, 12th, 19th, 20th, 22d, 32d, 35th, 36th, 39th, 56th, 57th, 58th and 59th Infantry; the 1st Heavy Artillery and the 9th Battery. Among these the heaviest
Alexandria (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
by the gunboats they were compelled to surrender, the enemy's force turning out many times larger than their own, and having many pieces of artillery. The 42d had five killed and fifteen wounded. In acknowledgment of the creditable course of the little band, Colonel Burrell was requested to keep his sword, and all private property of officers and enlisted men was respected. Seven officers and two hundred and thirty-seven privates were taken prisoners, but were paroled February 18, at Alexandria, La., whither they had been marched one hundred and twenty-five miles, and were subsequently ordered to form a paroled camp at Bayou Gentilly, where they were detained during the rest of their term of service, except the chaplain, who was immediately released. The first battle of the 19th Army Corps took place at Bisland, in Louisiana, on April 13, 1863. It consisted of an attack on the line of breastworks thrown up by the Confederates on each side of the Teche, the brigade commanded by
Edgehill (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
an who has shown ability in any sphere can, at the shortest possible notice, exhibit it in the highest grade of any other sphere. It was common, too, at the beginning of the war, to cite historical instances of civilians who had, by merely buckling on uniform, become great commanders. Cromwell, Hampden, Andrew Jackson were quoted as examples; but Cromwell began military service as captain of a troop of horse, and was not commissioned even as colonel until he had gone through the battle of Edgehill. Hampden began his career as captain of a local regiment, and rose no higher than colonel. Jackson had fought through six months of Indian warfare, with three thousand men under him, before he defended New Orleans with barely twice that number. These modest precedents certainly gave no ground for entrusting the command of great army corps to men who had never before heard a shot fired in anger. There were volunteer generals who did Massachusetts peculiar honor, and who had the inestimab
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