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Geneiral Richard Arnold (search for this): chapter 6
ur fame extend, While to the world the lettered stone shall tell Where Caldwell, Attucks, Gray, and Maverick fell. who led the mob in its attack on the British troops at the Boston Massacre. At Bunker Hill, the free negroes fought intermingled with the whites; and, when Major Pitcairn was killed, it was by a bullet from a negro's rifle. At the battle of Rhode Island, Colonel Greene's black regiment repulsed three successive charges, during which they handled a Hessian regiment severely. Arnold's History of Rhode Island. In the war of 1812, General Jackson issued a proclamation authorizing the formation of black regiments, and, subsequently, in an address to the colored troops thus enlisted, acknowledged their services in unstinted praise. But, at the time of the Civil War the negro was closely associated in the public mind with the political causes of the strife. The prejudice and opposition against the use of colored troops was so strong that the war was half finished before
C. C. Augur (search for this): chapter 6
st Louisiana Engineers, Corps d'afrique; and, the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Infantry, Corps d'afrique. During the siege the First Louisiana Native Guards lost 2 officers and 32 men killed, and 3 officers and 92 men wounded (including the mortally wounded); total, 129. But few regiments in the Nineteenth Corps sustained a greater loss. The other regiments of the Corps d'afrique were actively engaged, but with fewer casualties. The First Louisiana Native Guard was attached to Augur's (1st) Division, and participated in the assaults of May 27th and June 14th, in which its principal loss occurred, its dead lying among those nearest the enemy's works. This regiment should not be confounded with the First Louisiana Infantry, also of Angur's Division,--a white regiment which, also, sustained a severe loss at Port Hudson. On June 7th, 1863, the colored troops composing the garrison at Milliken's Bend, La., were attacked by Walker's Division numbering 3,000 men. The garri
ed in the colored troops was 143 officers, and 2,751 men. The officers were whites. Though participating only in the latter campaigns of the war, the black regiments made a noble record, and if, at times, they failed to win victories, it was through no fault of theirs. The first action in which colored troops were engaged was an affair at Island Mounds, Mo., October 28, 1862, in which a detachment of the First Kansas was attacked by a superior number of Confederates under command of Colonel Cockerel. Although outnumbered, they made a successful resistance and scored a victory. Their loss was 10 killed, including a Captain, and 12 wounded The First Kansas, also, lost 16 men killed on May 18, 1863, in a minor engagement at Sherwood, Mo. In the assault on Port Hudson, La., May 27, 1863, colored troops were used for the first time in a general engagement. The Nineteenth Army Corps, during its besiegement of that stronghold, included several colored regiments in its organization.
John Morgan (search for this): chapter 6
ed, acknowledged their services in unstinted praise. But, at the time of the Civil War the negro was closely associated in the public mind with the political causes of the strife. The prejudice and opposition against the use of colored troops was so strong that the war was half finished before they were organized to any extent. The first appearance of the negro in the military operations of that period occurred, September, 1862, in Cincinnati, at the time of the threatened invasion by Morgan's raiders. A so-called Black Brigade of three regiments was then organized, and assigned to duty in constructing the fortifications and earthworks about Cincinnati. These men gave their services voluntarily, but were unarmed and without uniforms. Their organizations, such as it was, existed for three weeks only, and had no connection with the movement for enlisting colored troops. About this same time General Butler took the initiative in the enlistment of colored men as soldiers, by o
Edward Ferrero (search for this): chapter 6
nguished itself, also, at Chaffin's Farm. Upon the opening of the spring campaign in 1864, colored troops were a common feature of the armies before Richmond. Ferrero's Division of the Ninth Corps, and Hinks' Division of the Eighteenth Corps, were composed entirely of black regiments. In the first attack on Petersburg, June 15unded. Missing Total. 4th U. S. Colored Infantry 15 110 10 135 22d U. S. Colored Infantry 14 116 8 138 The first opportunity to go into action granted Ferrero's Division, was at the Mine Explosion, or battle of The Crater, at Petersburg, July 30, 1864. This division was selected to lead the assault; but, at the last mothey fought bravely, and held their ground under the most discouraging circumstances. How well they stood is attested by their terrible losses. casualties in Ferrero's Division at the battle of the Mine, July 30, 1864. Regiment. Killed. Wounded. Includes the mortally wounded. Missing. A large proportion of the missin
Francis Lee (search for this): chapter 6
ichmond. Ferrero's Division of the Ninth Corps, and Hinks' Division of the Eighteenth Corps, were composed entirely of black regiments. In the first attack on Petersburg, June 15, 1864, Hinks' Division achieved a brilliant success, capturing the line of works in its front, and seven pieces of artillery. Had the Army of the Potomac arrived in time to follow up the success of the colored troops, Petersburg would have been taken then; but, by the time that the Eighteenth corps was reinforced, Lee's army had hurried thither by rail and were filing into the intrenchments. The opportunity was gone. In this assault of June 15th, the casualty lists show that the temporary success of the Colored Division was dearly obtained. Among the heavier losses were: Regiment. Killed. Wounded. Includes the mortally wounded. Missing Total. 4th U. S. Colored Infantry 15 110 10 135 22d U. S. Colored Infantry 14 116 8 138 The first opportunity to go into action granted Ferrero's Divis
David Birney (search for this): chapter 6
S. Colored Infantry 13 97 47 157 28th U. S. Colored Infantry 11 64 13 88 27th U. S. Colored Infantry 9 46 20 75 19th U. S. Colored Infantry 22 87 6 115   Total 209 697 421 1,327 To any one familiar with the extent of regimental losses in action, these figures tell a heroic story. Hard fighting was also done by colored troops at Chaffin's Farm, September 29, 1864, where Paine's Division (colored) of the Eighteenth Corps, and Birney's Gen. William Birney. Maj.-Gen. David Birney commanded the Tenth Corps in this battle. Colored Brigade of the Tenth Corps--in all, about 10,000 strong — were actively engaged. These troops participated in the assaults on Fort Gilmer and the intrenchments at New Market Heights. Among the regiments sustaining the heaviest losses were the following: Regiment. Killed. Wounded. Includes the mortally wounded. Missing. Total. 6th U. S. Colored Infantry 41 160 8 209 5th U. S. Colored Infantry 28 185 23 236 4th U. S. C
James Miller (search for this): chapter 6
pturing several prisoners. The fighting was desperate in the extreme, many of the combatants on each side falling by bayonet thrusts or blows from clubbed muskets. The loss, as officially stated by the Assistant Secretary of War, who was then at Vicksburg, amounted to: Regiment. Killed. Wounded. Total. 9th Louisiana 62 130 192 11th Louisiana 30 120 150 1st Mississippi 3 21 24 23d Iowa (white) 26 60 86 With the wounded are included those who were mortally wounded. Captain Miller, of the Ninth Louisiana, Brown: Negro in the Rebellion. states that his regiment had only 300 men engaged, and that the whole force of the garrison was about 600 men. The next action in which colored troops were engaged was the grand assault on Fort Wagner, July 18, 1863. To the 54th Massachusetts Colored was assigned the honor of leading the attack, and after the troops were formed on the beach, ready for the assault, the order to advance was withheld until the Fifty-fourth could
Crispus Attucks (search for this): chapter 6
. And yet, the war for the Union was not the first one in which the African fought for the Stars and Stripes. Black faces were not uncommon among the ranks of the patriots in 1776. The first man to fall in that struggle was the negro Crispus Attucks: His body was placed in Faneuil Hall, and honored with a public funeral. With others who fell, he was buried beneath a stone bearing the words: Long as in Freedom's cause the wise contend, Dear to your country shall your fame extend, While to the world the lettered stone shall tell Where Caldwell, Attucks, Gray, and Maverick fell. who led the mob in its attack on the British troops at the Boston Massacre. At Bunker Hill, the free negroes fought intermingled with the whites; and, when Major Pitcairn was killed, it was by a bullet from a negro's rifle. At the battle of Rhode Island, Colonel Greene's black regiment repulsed three successive charges, during which they handled a Hessian regiment severely. Arnold's History of
Francis E. Butler (search for this): chapter 6
September, 1862, in Cincinnati, at the time of the threatened invasion by Morgan's raiders. A so-called Black Brigade of three regiments was then organized, and assigned to duty in constructing the fortifications and earthworks about Cincinnati. These men gave their services voluntarily, but were unarmed and without uniforms. Their organizations, such as it was, existed for three weeks only, and had no connection with the movement for enlisting colored troops. About this same time General Butler took the initiative in the enlistment of colored men as soldiers, by organizing at new Orleans the regiments known as the Louisiana Native Guards, one of which completed its organization in August, 1862, and was mustered into service on the 27th of the following month. It was designated the First Louisiana Native Guard, and was the first black regiment to join the Union Army. The Second Louisiana Native Guard was mustered in, October 12, 1862; the Third, on November 24, 1862. The othe
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