New Hampshire in the Great Rebellion

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Books LLC, 2009 - 110 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Dick Taylor. The enemy were resolutely met and quickly routed, losing two hundred and fifty prisoners and two pieces of artillery, and did not afterward disturb the Union army on its march. During the whole of the campaign the Second New Hampshire Cavalry lost ninety.six men killed, wounded and missing. Lieuts. Bickford, Newhall and Haskins were wounded in the last two fights. After arriving at Morganzia the regiment was ordered to New Orleans, to proceed on its veteran furlough. The re-enlisted men started up the Mississippi on the 11th, and arrived at Concord on the 23d of July, where they met with a warm reception. They remained at home until the 29th of August, when they started for Louisiana, and joined their comrades at Camp Parapet, and were soon ordered to Natchez, Miss., where they remained during the fall, doing picket and garrison duty. While stationed here a detachment of the regiment, under command of Major Connolly, participated in an expedition into Louisiana, capturing large quantities of stores and provisions, and bringing in many horses and mules. Late in the fall the regiment was ordered into Fort McPhersou--an extensive earth-work, commanding the city and its approaches. Here the men constructed comfortable winter quarters, cook.houses, etc., out of the debris of houses pulled down to give range to the guns; and the regiment had time for putting their clothing and equipments in good order, and soon presented so fine an appearance as to elicit the high commendations of inspecting officers. The time of service of the regiment expired on the 23d of December, 1864, shortly after which the nonveterans, and a majority of the officers, under command of Colonel Fearing, were ordered home to be mustered out of service. They reached Concord ea...

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