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Record of Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865 - Primary Source Edition
Alonzo Hall Quint
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17 Sept 25 June 26 July 9 Aug Absent in hospital Andrews Antietam appointed April army artillery Banks's battle Bootmaker born Boston brigade camp Captain cavalry Cedar Mountain Chancellorsville Charles Chelsea Clerk Colonel Gordon command Commissioned Officers Company musician Corporal crossed Deserted Detached died in consequence Discharged for disability discharged in consequence division enemy Enlisted Farmer fire Frederick George Gettysburg Harper's Ferry infantry Invalid Corps Ipswich Ireland James John June Killed in action Laborer Lieutenant-Colonel Lowell Lynn Machinist March Mass Massachusetts Medway miles morning moved Mustered out 28 night Re-enlisted rebel regiment returned to duty river road Roxbury Salem second lieutenant Second Massachusetts Second Term sergeant Shoemaker soldier surgeon Taken prisoner Third Wisconsin Thomas Transferred to Invalid troops Twelfth Corps United-States wagons William Winchester Wounded in arm Wounded in hand Wounded in leg Wounded in thigh York
Page 118 - Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat ? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Page 29 - We join ourselves to no party that does not carry the flag and keep step to the music of the Union.
Page 127 - Major-General McClellan will have command of the fortifications of Washington and of all the troops for the defense of the capital.
Page 129 - Until you know more certainly the enemy's force south of the Potomac, you are wrong in thus uncovering the capital. I am of the opinion that the enemy will send a small column towards Pennsylvania to draw your forces in that direction, then suddenly move on Washington with the forces south of the Potomac and those he may cross over.
Page 82 - You are instructed, laying aside for the present the movement on Richmond, to put 20,000 men in motion at once for the Shenandoah, moving on the line, or in advance of the line, of the Manassas Gap Railroad.
Page 160 - It is with heartfelt satisfaction that the Commanding General announces to the army, that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him.
Page 267 - Goldsboro' through Bentonville. On an inspection of the map, it was manifest that Hardee, in retreating from Fayetteville, had halted in the narrow, swampy neck between Cape Fear and South Rivers, in hopes to hold me to save time for the concentration of Johnston's armies at some point to his rear, namely, Raleigh, Smithfield, or Goldsboro'. Hardee's force was estimated at 20,000 men. It was necessary to dislodge him, that we might have the use of the Goldsboro...
Page 173 - ... chosen troops. We have destroyed his depots filled with vast amounts of stores, damaged his communications, captured prisoners within the fortifications of his capital, and filled his country with fear and consternation.
Page 119 - Banks's corps, reduced to about five thousand men, was so cut up and worn down with fatigue that I did not consider it capable of rendering any efficient service for several days. I therefore directed General Banks, or in his absence General Williams, who succeeded to the command, to assemble his corps on the road to...