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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 18: Fredericksburg. (search)
is continually blessing me with presents. He withholds no good thing from me. I desire to be more thankful, and trust that through His blessing I shall grow in grace. February 3d. I trust, that in answer to the prayers of God's people, He will soon give us peace. I haven't seen my wife for nearly a year, and my home for nearly two years; and I never have seen my sweet little daughter. My old brigade has built a log church; as yet I have not been in it. I am much interested in reading Hunter's Life of Moses. It is a delightful book, and I feel more improved in reading it than by an ordinary sermon. I am thankful to say that my Sabbaths are passed more in meditation than formerly. Time thus spent is genuine enjoyment. Writing of some presents from London, he says: Our ever kind heavenly Father gives me friends among strangers. He is the source of every blessing, and I desire to be more grateful to Him. To-morrow is the Sabbath. My Sabbaths are looked forward to with p
neral Grant's-had cooperating columns all around it. Add to the men under his immediate command, those of the adjunct forces under his inspiration-Butler, 35,000, Hunter, 28,000 and Sigel, 10,000-and there foots up a grand total of 307,000 men! We may, therefore, consider that General Lee, in the summer campaign of 1864, kept eased. Seeing himself thus foiled on every hand-his magnificent plans utterly crushed, and his immense numbers unavailing-Grant struck into new combinations. Hunter had already penetrated into West Virginia as far as Staunton; and hounding on his men with the savagery of the bloodhound, was pushing on for Lynchburg and the rat drive them again into certain destruction; and the assault on Petersburg had failed utterly, at the cost of 14,000 men for the experiment. On that same day, Hunter was driven back from an assault on Lynchburg, and sent in disgraceful rout through West Virginia. Hampton, too, had done his share as ever in the long war. He
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 1: Introductory. (search)
or me to receive your reply. Should you accept, I enclose a pass for Port Royal, of which I trust you will feel disposed to avail yourself at once. I am, with sincere regard, yours truly, R. Saxton, Brig.-Genl., Mil. Gov. Had an invitation reached me to take command of a regiment of Kalmuck Tartars, it could hardly have been more unexpected. I had always looked for the arming of the blacks, and had always felt a wish to be associated with them; had read the scanty accounts of General Hunter's abortive regiment, and had heard rumors of General Saxton's renewed efforts. But the prevalent tone of public sentiment was still opposed to any such attempts; the government kept very shy of the experiment, and it did not seem possible that the time had come when it could be fairly tried. For myself, I was at the head of a fine company of my own raising, and in a regiment to which I was already much attached. It did not seem desirable to exchange a certainty for an uncertainty;
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, chapter 2 (search)
who have already been for months in camp in the abortive Hunter regiment, yet in that loose kind of way which, like averagbitter distrust bequeathed by the abortive regiment of General Hunter,--into which they were driven like cattle, kept for see increase of desertions, that being the rock on which the Hunter regiment split. Now this evil is very nearly stopped, andbetween here and Charleston. He was a sergeant in the old Hunter regiment, and was taken by General Hunter to New York lastGeneral Hunter to New York last spring, where the chevrons on his arm brought a mob upon him in Broadway, whom he kept off till the police interfered. The. January 21, 1863. To-day brought a visit from Major-General Hunter and his staff, by General Saxton's invitation,--thelittle thing that goes wrong. After review and drill, General Hunter made the men a little speech, at my request, and told y appeared at dancing-school in their old clothes. General Hunter promises us all we want,--pay when the funds arrive, S
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 3: up the St. Mary's. (search)
our turn. They said the mills were all burned; but should we go up the St. Mary's, Corporal Sutton was prepared to offer more lumber than we had transportation to carry. This made the crowning charm of his suggestion. But there is never any danger of erring on the side of secrecy, in a military department; and I resolved to avoid all undue publicity for our plans, by not finally deciding on any until we should get outside the bar. This was happily approved by my superior officers, Major-General Hunter and Brigadier-General Saxton; and I was accordingly permitted to take three steamers, with four hundred and sixty-two officers and men, and two or three invited guests, and go down the coast on my own responsibility. We were, in short, to win our spurs; and if, as among the Araucanians, our spurs were made of lumber, so much the better. The whole history of the Department of the South had been defined as a military picnic, and now we were to take our share of the entertainment.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 4: up the St. John's. (search)
ers, to have an interview on the matter with Major-General Hunter, then commanding the Department. Hilton cturesque, but perhaps not altogether bracing. General Hunter received us, that day, with his usual kindlinesthe same year. The second evacuation was by Major-General Hunter's own order, on the avowed ground that a gariding, we could heartily co-operate; and though General Hunter made some reasonable objections, they were yielC., March 6, 1863. Sir,--I am informed by Major-General Hunter that he is sending Colonel Higginson on an il, will be here to-morrow, and, report says, Major-General Hunter. Now my hope is that we may go to some poinhe plans prevailing in the Department, but that General Hunter was certainly coming soon to act for himself; t,--either of which would be a good post for us. General Hunter is expected every day,; and it is strange he hars, acting on the rather impulsive nature of Major-General Hunter, with a view to cut short the career of the
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 5: out on picket. (search)
ell Road, two miles from the ferry, and seven miles from Beaufort. Our first picket duty was just at the time of the first attack on Charleston, under Dupont and Hunter; and it was generally supposed that the Confederates would make an effort to recapture the Sea Islands. My orders were to watch the enemy closely, keep informed but few posts where the enemy were within rifle range, and their occasional attacks at those points were soon stopped by our enforcement of a pithy order from General Hunter, Give them as good as they send. So that, with every opportunity for being kept on the alert, there was small prospect of serious danger; and all promised ano such stuff as dreams are made of. We stayed there more than two months at that time; the first attack on Charleston exploded with one puff, and had its end; General Hunter was ordered North, and the busy Gilmore reigned in his stead; and in June, when the blackberries were all eaten, we were summoned, nothing loath, to other sce
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 7: up the Edisto. (search)
movement. It had been formed by Captain Trowbridge and myself in camp, and was based on facts learned from the men. General Saxton and Colonel W. W. H. Davis, the successive post-commanders, had both favored it. It had been also approved by General Hunter, before his sudden removal, though he regarded the bridge as a secondary affair, because there was another railway communication between the two cities. But as my main object was to obtain permission to go, I tried to make the most of all results which might follow, while it was very clear that the raid would harass and confuse the enemy, and be the means of bringing away many of the slaves. General Hunter had, therefore, accepted the project mainly as a stroke for freedom and black recruits; and General Gillmore, because anything that looked toward action found favor in his eyes, and because it would be convenient to him at that time to effect a diversion, if nothing more. It must be remembered that, after the first capture o
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Appendix B: the First black soldiers. (search)
systematic attempt to organize colored troops during the war of the rebellion was the so-called Hunter regiment. The officer originally detailed to recruit for this purpose was Sergeant C. T. Trowbrt these obstacles would in time have been overcome. But before long, unfortunately, some of General Hunter's staff became impatient, and induced him to take the position that the blacks must enlist. d desertion, that it was almost impossible to surmount. All the men who knew anything about General Hunter believed in him; but they all knew that there were bad influences around him, and that the Gad its own written authority to give them. But that matter needs an appendix by itself. The Hunter regiment remained in camp on Hilton Head Island until the beginning of August, 1862, kept constarecruits with him. At last the news came that Major-General Mitchell had come to relieve General Hunter, and that Brigadier-General Saxton had gone North; and Trowbridge went to Hilton Head in som
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Index. (search)
. Goodrich, F. S., Lt., 271, 272. Gould, E., Corp., 274. Gould, F. M., Lt., 272. Greene, Sergt., 121. Hallett, Capt., 65, 66, 274. Hallowell, E. N., Gen., 225, 242, 244 Hartwell A. S., Gen., 286. Hawks, J. M., Surg., 269. Hawley, J. R., Gen., 81, 93, 107. Hayne, H. E., Sergt., 265. Hazard, Miles, 275. Heasley, A., Capt., 230, 270. Heron, Charles, 122. Hinton, R. J., Col., 277. Holden, Lt., 122. Hooper, C. W., Capt., 155, 237, 270, 271, 272. Hughes, Lt. Comr., 78 81, 82. Hunter, David Gen . 20, 15 43, 57 60, 61, 64 97, 98, 119 126, 129, 135, 136, 151, 68, 272 273 276. Hyde, E. W., Lt., 271, 272,294. Hyde, W. H., Lt., 76, 271. Jackson, A. W., Capt., 73, 76,270, 271, 272. James, William, Capt., 84, 170, 270. Johnston, J. F., Lt., 271. Jones, Lt., 76, 81. Kemble, Mrs., 67, 274. Kennon, Clarence, Corp., 275. King, T. B., 67. Lambkin, Prince, Corp, 109. Lincoln, Abraham, Pres., 23, 34, 252. Long, Thomas, Corp., 256. Manning, B. I., Lt., 272. McIntyre,
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