Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Men Of The Fourteenth Colored Infantry.

Here is a short list of men of the Fourteenth Colored Infantry.

Wheeler's raid, at Dalton, Georgia, August 15, 1864.

Private Henry Prince, Company A, killed.
Private Daniel L. Brown, Company C, right leg amputated.
Private Jacob Andrews, Company B, severe wound in left hip.
Decatur, Ala., October 28, 1864.

Lieutenant Frank Gillett, of Company G, was mortally wounded by a piece of shell.

Operations November 29, 1864-January 12, 1865.
Chattanooga, Tenn.

Assistant Surgeon Oleson, Fourteenth U. S. Colored Infantry.

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry C. Corbin, Fourteenth U. S. Colored Infantry, does not possess sufficient courage to command brave men.*

* Colonel Henry C. Corbin was subsequently tried before a general court-martial on the charge of "cowardice" and "misbehavior before the enemy," &c.; was found not guilty, and "most honorably" acquitted. Vide General Orders, Numbers 6, headquarters First Separate Division, Army of the Cumberland, March 14, 1865.

Captain Baker in reality commanded the Fourteenth U. S. Colored Infantry in the battle of the 15the and 16th, and acquitted himself with great credit. He is brave, cool, untiring, and deserves promotion.

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