scriptions in Gordon's War Diary, pp. 188, 198, 215, and elsewhere.
Operations in the Department of the South.
Some minor engagements occurred in South Carolina in the summer of 1862 in which a few Massachusetts regiments took part; two companies of the First Cavalry at Pocataligo (May 29) under Maj. H. L. Higginson wrman and Johnston.
It may be proper to refer again to a fact already mentioned, that the first regiment of freed slaves formed during the war was formed of South Carolina and Florida recruits (volunteers) by Brig.-Gen. Rufus Saxton, military governor of the Department of the South,—he being a Massachusetts man, —and that its orcer killed at Spotsylvania was Brig.-Gen. Thomas Greely Stevenson, originally colonel of the 24th Mass. Infantry, who had served with distinction in North and South Carolina, and was at the time of his death in command of the First Division of the 9th Army Corps.
Another important officer who fell was Lieut.-Col. Waldo Merriam of
ibuted 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:—
District of Columbia,1,353
Ve885) reports from Massachusetts 122,781 white troops, 3,966 colored troops and 19,983 sailors, making in all 146,730 men, of whom 13,942 died in the war. The only States surpassing Massachusetts in total number were New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana; the same proportion existing in the number of deaths, with the addition that Michigan also slightly exceeded Massachusetts in the proportion of these.
The tables in the successive reports of the State Adjutant-General show that e