Tag Archives: 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

27 May 1864: “But the answer was Oh no you cant stay here you’ve got to go to the Front.”

Item Description: Diary entry, 27 May 1864, written by Henry K. White, describing being sent into battle from the hospital and differences in treatment of enlisted men vs. officers. White was mustered into the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on 21 September … Continue reading

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10 July 1863: Drawing, “Barracks of the 24th Mass., now occupied by the 23rd Mass. Vols., New Berne, N.C., July 10th – 1863,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine

Item description: Drawing, “Barracks of the 24th Mass., now occupied by the 23rd Mass. Vols., New Berne, N.C., July 10th – 1863,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine, a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who served in … Continue reading

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27 May 1863: Drawing, “Bird’s eye view of the ’23 Camp from signal station on the top of Genl. Stevenson’s Hd Qrs”

Item description: Drawing, dated 27 May 1863, “Bird’s eye view of the ’23 Camp from signal station on the top of Genl. Stevenson’s Hd Qrs,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine, a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who … Continue reading

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5 April 1863: Drawing of “Gunboat Princess Royal”

Item description: Drawing, dated 5 April 1863, of “Gunboat Princess Royal,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine, a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who served in the United States Army between 1861 and 1864 in eastern Virginia, North … Continue reading

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21 February 1863: “Drawing of ‘Gen. Ledlie’s H.Q., St. Helena Island S.C.’”

Item description: Drawing, dated 21 February 1863, of “Gen. Ledlie’s H.Q., St. Helena Island S.C.,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine, a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who served in the United States Army between 1861 and 1864 … Continue reading

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2 May 1862: “I have some bad news to send, one of my Co. has been shot & 3 taken prisoners.”

Item description: Letter, 2 May 1862, from William B. Alexander, captain in Company E of the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, to his wife, Mary F. Alexander. He writes from New Bern, N.C., newly occupied by the Union Army. Alexander relates … Continue reading

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10 April 1862: Drawing, “Passing Bridge on Trent River”

Item description: Pencil drawing, dated 10 April 1862, by Herbert Eugene Valentine of Salem, Mass.  Valentine served as a clerk in the U.S. 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, spending time in New Bern, N.C. Valentine made numerous drawings of the places … Continue reading

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18 March 1862: “I stuck to it til a vile ball struck me on my brest plate the brest plate glanced the ball away it gave me quite a clip but did not hirt me…”

Item description: Letter, 18 March 1862, from Jeremiah Stetson, from New Bern, N.C., to his wife Abbie F. “Happy” Stetson, in Hanson, Massachusetts. Jeremiah Stetson was born in Pembroke, Mass., on 27 June 1810. At the outbreak of the Civil … Continue reading

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3 March 1862: “…in hopes soon to hear that this trouble will be settled so we can go home.”

Item description: William B. Alexander was born in Plymouth, Mass., around 1832. He worked as a carpenter in Boston before enlisting with the Union Army as a second lieutenant in Company B of the 3rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, April 1861. … Continue reading

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2 March 1862: “Pleasant had a prayer meeting in our quarters.”

Item description: Short entry, 2 March 1862, from the diary of Henry K. White, soldier in the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Item citation: From folder 1 of the Henry K. White Diaries #5013-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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