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1863 seen through letters & books by the members of the Mass. 54th (Glory) Regiment. Each day of 2010 presents the letters, etc. written/issued on that day, with NY Times articles for that day.
2010-12-22 08:01
Notable today: Captain Luis Emilio, born in 1844, is 19 years old today. He has commanded Company E since May 23, and has intermittently commanded the entire regiment since the assault on F… Read More
2010-12-20 08:01
NYTimes archive links: [1863-12-20] THE DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH.; Condition of the Contrabands. Extract from a private letter Read More
2010-12-19 08:01
This is Gooding’s 42nd letter to the Mercury Mercury, January 6, 1864 [OAF] Morris Island, Dec. 19, 1863 Charleston Harbor Supposed To Be Clear Of Obstructions Messrs. Editors: &mdash&hell…Read More
2010-12-16 08:01
Emilio describes the shooting of a deserter ( [BBR] p.143): Late in the afternoon of December 17 the Fifty-fourth with all the troops was formed to see a deserter shot. The unfortunate man… Read More
2010-12-14 08:01
The first bill supporting a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery (ultimately the Thirteenth Amendment) was introduced in the House of Representatives today by James Mitchell Ashley of… Read More
2010-12-13 08:01
Emilio reports on yet another incident in the pay controversy ( [BBR] pp.142-143): To carry out the provisions of the Act for the relief of the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Massachusetts In… Read More
2010-12-12 08:01
This is Gooding’s 41st letter to the Mercury Mercury, December 28, 1863 [OAF] Morris Island, Dec. 12, 1863 Messrs. Editors: —The week just past has been one of unusual interest… Read More
2010-12-09 08:01
Emilio presents Theodore Tilton’s piece from the Boston Journal ( [BBR] pp.136-138): Theodore Tilton, in a communication to the Boston “Journal,” dated New York, Dec. 12… Read More
2010-12-05 08:01
NYTimes archive links: [1863-12-05] DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH.; Charleston not Taken Where the Blame Belongs Treatment of the Colored Troops. [1863-12-05] REPORTS VIA BOSTON. [1863-12-05] N… Read More
2010-12-02 08:01
Emilio describes the beginning of December ( [BBR] p. 140): December came in, cold and rainy, for the winter weather had set in. The day, however, was a happy and memorable one, for news wa… Read More

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