History of the Forty-second regiment infantry, Massachusetts volunteers, 1862, 1863, 1864
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History of the Forty-second regiment infantry, Massachusetts volunteers, 1862, 1863, 1864

By Charles P. Bosson
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  • HISTORY OF THE FORTY-SECOND REGIMENT INFANTRY, Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862, 1863, 1864. BY SERGEANT-MAJOR CHARLES P. BOSSON.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • CHAPTER I. Organization of Regiment—Camp at Readville—Departure for New York.
  • CHAPTER II. En Route—Camp at East New York—On Transports.
  • CHAPTER III. On Board Transports—The Saxon—Quincy—Charles Osgood—Shetucket—Quinnebaug.
  • CHAPTER IV. GALVESTON. Off for Galveston—Landing—Occupation of the City—Action of January First—Loss of the “Harriet Lane”—Deserted by the Navy—Surrender.
    • The following officers and men of Company D:
    • “Headquarters Dept. of the Gulf, “New Orleans, La., January 3d, 1863.
    • “Headquarters Dept. of the Gulf, “New Orleans, La., January 3d, 1863.
    • “Headquarters Dept. of the Gulf, “New Orleans, La., January 3d, 1863.
    • LETTER CARRIED TO GENERAL BANKS, BY QUARTERMASTER BURRELL.
    • STATEMENT OF SERGEANT NICHOLS.
    • STATEMENT OF PURSER BACH.
    • “Headquarters Dept. of the Gulf, “New Orleans, La., January 7th, 1863. (Extract.)
    • “Houston, Texas, January 20th, 1863. “Colonel I. S. Burrell, “42d Regt. Mass. Vols.:
    • “Headquarters Dept. of the Gulf, “New Orleans, August 5th, 1864.
  • CHAPTER V. At Carrollton—Bound for Galveston—Arrival of Companies—Camp Mansfield—Details.
    • CHARGE.
    • FINDING OF THE COURT.
    • SENTENCE.
  • CHAPTER VI. FEBRUARY—AT BAYOU GENTILLY—MORE DETAILS.
    • “Headquarters Dept. of the Gulf, “New Orleans, January 13th, 1863.
  • CHAPTER VII. Enlisted Men Prisoners at Houston—March for the Federal Lines—Arrival at New Orleans.
    • “Headquarters, 42nd Mass. Vols., “Camp Farr, Bayou Gentilly, La., March 6th, 1863.
  • CHAPTER VIII. At Bayou Gentilly—March—April.
    • “CIRCULAR. “Headquarters Defences New Orleans, “New Orleans, March 7th, 1863.
    • “Headquarters Forty-Second Regt., Mass. Vols., “Camp Farr, Bayou Gentilly, La., April 6th, 1863.
    • “To Lieutenant George E. Davis, A. A. A. General, “Second Brigade, Second Division, New Orleans.”
    • “Headquarters Forty-Second Regt., Mass. Vols., “Camp Farr, Gentilly Station, La., April 14th, 1863.
    • “Headquarters Forty-Second Regt., Mass. Vols., “Camp Farr, Bayou Gentilly, La., April 17th, 1863.
    • CHARGE FIRST.
    • CHARGE SECOND.
    • CHARGE THIRD.
  • CHAPTER IX. At Bayou Gentilly—May.
    • “Headquarters 42d Regiment, Mass. Vols., “Camp Farr, Bayou Gentilly, La., May 5th, 1863.
    • “To Captain Wickham Hoffman, A. A. General, “Second Division, 19th Army Corps, New Orleans.”
    • “Headquarters Forty-Second Mass. Vols., “Camp Farr, Bayou Gentilly, La., May 12th, 1863.
    • “To Major Von Herman, “commanding Provost-Guard, New Orleans.”
  • CHAPTER X. Bayou Gentilly—June—Farewell to Gentilly Camp—In New Orleans.
  • CHAPTER XI. BRASHEAR CITY. On Active Service—Action of June Twenty-third—Captured—Paroled and Returned to Algiers.
  • CHAPTER XII. Action at La-Fourche Crossing.
  • CHAPTER XIII. July—In New Orleans—At Algiers.
    • “Headquarters 42d Regiment, Mass. Vols., “Custom House, New Orleans, La., July 5th, 1863.
    • “Headquarters Forty-Second Regt., Mass. Vols., “Lafayette Square, New Orleans, June 21st, 1863.
    • “Headquarters Forty-Second Regt., Mass., Vols. “Camp at Algiers, La., July 27th, 1863.
    • “To Lieut.-Col. R. B. Irwin, A. A. General, “19th Army Corps.”
  • CHAPTER XIV. Companies C and H on Detached Service at Camp Parapet.
  • CHAPTER XV. Company K in Charge of Pontoons—Baton Rouge—Teche Campaign—Siege of Port Hudson—Donaldsonville—Return to Regiment.
    • “Headquarters 19th Army Corps, “Before Port Hudson, June 15th, 1863.
  • CHAPTER XVI. August—At Algiers—Bound North—On Board “Continental”—Arrival Home.
  • CHAPTER XVII. Adventures of Corporal Wentworth and Private Hersey.
    • STATEMENT OF PRIVATE HERSEY.
    • “BRIGADIER-GENERAL LIDDEL, “Per ——, A. A. A. G.”
  • CHAPTER XVIII. Officers in Confederate Prisons—Houston—State Prison—Camp Groce—Camp Ford—En-Route Home—At Home.
  • CHAPTER XIX. In Service for One Hundred Days—Organization—Readville—Off for Washington—At Alexandria—At Great Falls—Return Home.
    • “Headquarters Company B, 42d Mass. Vols., “Great Falls, Md., October 19th, 1864.
    • “Headquarters Military Governor, “Alexandria, Va., October 15th, 1864.
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