Record of the Services of Graduates & Non-graduates of Amherst College, in the Union Army of Navyu During the War of the Rebellion

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Amherst College, 1905 - United States - 84 pages
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Page 78 - Mass. Volunteers met his death while gallantly fighting at the Battle of Newbern, shall be presented to his regiment as a monument to
Page 78 - 1862. Special order No. 52. The Commanding General directs that the six-pounder brass gun taken in the battery, where Adjutant Stearns of the 21st
Page 77 - who sacrificed their lives in the service of their country in the war of the rebellion.
Page 78 - as an enduring monument to the memory of their lamented brothers who fell while bravely fighting for Liberty and Union.
Page 73 - of cannon and musketry. Still undaunted they pushed on. The color Sergeant was killed, and the color guard being wholly wiped out, the men hesitated at the third line. Captain David Hill caught up the flag and with a shout jumped into a section of the pit in front and alone sent thirty bewildered rebels to the
Page 74 - That night 82 out of 600 men reported at roll call, and but three of these were unwounded. Captain Hill was there, and a soldier brought in the sword with the bullet firmly embedded in the hilt. In the New York draft riots, he was in command of the
Page 74 - black-eyed, black-haired, bearded, swarthy, with a voice like a cannon's roar, he must have seemed in that supreme moment a very demon of wrath or the very god of war. Later in the day he found himself in command of his regiment, every other higher
Page 74 - of a rifle pit, swarming with rebels. ' In one instant,' he said, ' every deed of my life flashed before me, for that place was certain death.' Without a pause he jumped directly into their midst, thundering : ' Surrender. Lay down your arms !
Page 74 - in one hand, three color-bearers having been shot down, he received a bullet through his right hand. The sword whirled away from him and he fell. He turned the command over to a sergeant and left the
Page 79 - was an honest man, a true Christian, and a model soldier, faithful, active, intelligent and brave among the bravest. His comrades in arms will never forget his many virtues nor cease to mourn his loss.

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