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NP: June 16, 1864 Boston Daily Advertiser: Military Affairs

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Ken Perdue.

Military Affairs.

The 2d New Hampshire regiment, numbering about 150 men, arrived in the city yesterday morning, breakfasted at Beach street barracks, and left at 8 o’clock by special train for Concord. The regiment was engaged in the first and second battles at Bull Run, at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Tunstall’s Station, Glendale, Malvern Hill, Bristow Station or Kettle Run, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Lossing Heights and Coal Harbor; was with General Butler at Drury’s Bluff and Petersburg, and took an active part in the demonstration against Fort Darling. At the battles of Drury’s Bluff and Coal Harbor, the regiment lost ninety men in killed and wounded.

The following are the officers of the regiment —

Colonel, Edward L. Bailey; Lieutenant Colonel, James Carr; Major, Samuel P. Bates; Adjutant, John D. Cooper; Surgeon, J. M. Merrows; Captains Co. A, Levi N. Converse; Co. C, Q. H. Richardson; Co. F, H. D. F. Young; Co. G, David Steele; Co. H, J. Nelson Patterson; Co. K, George Sides.

The officers belonging to the regiment at the time its departure for the seat of war in 1861 — 1040 strong — still connected with the command, are as follows Col. Bailey then 1st Lieutenant of Co. I; Lieut. Col. Carr, and Capt. Patterson.

The obsequies of the late Colonel Richard Byrnes of the 28th, who died at Washington on Saturday, from wounds received before Richmond, June 3d, will take place at Jersey City, N. J., tomorrow. A number of the personal friends of the deceased will go on from this city, to be present on the occasion. Col. Byrnes enlisted in the Fifth U. S. Cavalry in 1849, won his way by merit to a First Lieutenantcy, from which he was appointed, in September, 1862 to the colonelcy of the Twenty-eighth.

Capt. L. C. Brackett of General Wilcox’s staff, wounded in the late battle of Totopotomy, is a Boston boy, formerly a member of the 2d battalion of Light Infantry, and was one of the first to answer to his country’s call in 1861. He has been in twenty-one battles, had three horses shot under him and been twice wounded. He is now in Washington, doing well.

Wm. P. Webster has been appointed aide-de-camp to General Butler, and assigned to duty as Provost Judge at Norfolk. Mr. Webster was formerly the law partner of Gen. Butler, and is his brother-in-law.

Morris B. Littleton, of the 32d, who died from wounds received in the Army of the Potomac, will be buried from the Universalist Church in Roxbury, today at 4 P. M. Services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Putnam.

Surgeon-General Dale has received at his office a list of deaths of Massachusetts soldiers in Washington Hospitals up to June 13. Gardner Tufts, Massachusetts Military State Agent, has forwarded a list of 120 names of members of the 32d regiment, and 250 of the 57th, in hospitals in the Department of Washington.

Two deaths are reported in the May return of the 30th, viz. Dexter M. Waterman, Co. C, April 28; Chas. Cruss, Co. K, May 11, at sea.

The following Massachusetts names are given in a list of soldiers in Locust Grove Hospital. —

Thomas Linsker, Co. D, 18th; G L Stokell, A, 18th; C Whittaker, H, 18th, died May 25, O N Cook, B, 22d; Serg’t Wm Whalon, C, 1st, died May 13, Daniel Soles, B, 18th.

A letter from Capt. Myrick, of Co. K, 1st Maine cavalry, conveys intelligence of the death of Rev. George W. Bartlett, Chaplain of the regiment, in an engagement at McGee’s Mill, Va., June 2. His remains were interred near the spot where he fell. Mr. Bartlett was a native of Litchfield, fitted for the ministry at Cambridge Divinity School, and for a short period was pastor of the Unitarian church in Augusta. Soon after the breaking out of the rebellion, he was appointed Chaplain of the 14th Maine, and accompanied that regiment to New Orleans, participating in the campaign which succeeded the occupation of that city by Gen. Butler. After the battle of Baton Rouge, in which he distinguished himself as a volunteer aide to Gen. Nickerson, he resigned his commission and returned home, receiving subsequently the appointment which he held at his death.

The following Massachusetts wounded, each case reported as severe, arrived at Washington from White House on Monday: —

R. A. McKinnon, Co. D, 32d, E T Austin, A, 1st; T Buckley, C, 22d; Jas Davis, E, 37th; W H H Holt, F, 32d; E Chamberlin, G, 32; E F Smith, 5th battery; J F Bradley, K, 7th; J McCarty, E, 15th; J Flynn, I, 9th; B Harvey, A, 20th; G Porter, 3d battery; Thos Manning, B, 29th; J Scott, I, 19th; J Doherty, K, 22d; E F Smith, and D McAvoy, 5th battery.

The following sick and wounded arrived in Washington on Sunday afternoon: —

J W Pike, L R Green, E, 10th; G M Dulaber, A, 37th; J Kilroy, E, 10th.

The following is a list of the Massachusetts deaths in the Eighteenth Army Corps Hospital from June 1 to June 6.

Wm Fuller, C, 11th; N B Bishop, B, 40th; S B Wilbar, 40th; Sergt S W Guilford, D, 40th; Lieut H Matthews, G, 25th; C H Young, B, 40th; Sidney B Wilbar, E, 40th; — Spooner, E, 27th; M Mahon, E, 25th; D O’Connalt, E, 25th; E H Combs, 27th; F Kahrie, G, 25th; P P Cutler, D, 27th; Charles H Relton, 25th; Lieut-Col Marshall, 40th; Lieut Bancroft, 40th; E J Calahan, 40th.

The following privates of Battery E, 5th Massachusetts, Capt. Phillips, were killed or wounded near Summer’s Bridge, day before yesterday, by rebel sharpshooters on the western bank of the Chickahominy: —

Killed — Charles P. Carling, Wm. J. Sheergold, Henry D. Crape.

Wounded, David McVey, Edward F. Smith, Pasiello Emerson — all severely.1

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  1. Boston Daily Advertiser, June 16, 1864
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