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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 73 73 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 69 69 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 56 56 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 34 34 Browse Search
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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 14 14 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 10 Browse Search
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, Linneway, or Illinois. This confederacy is said to have numbered, in 1745, four thousand warriors, noted for martial prowess and inhuman cruelty. In a great war, said to have originated in the murder of the Sac chieftain, Pontiac, the Illinois tribes were overthrown and nearly exterminated by a rival confederacy, composed of Sacs and Foxes, Sioux, Kickapoos, Chippewas, Ottawas, and Pottawattamies, from the North, and Cherokees and Choctaws from the South. This overthrow occurred between 1767 and 1780; and in 1826 a miserable remnant of less than five hundred souls was all that was left of the great Illinois nation. In the victorious league, the Sacs or Osaukies, and the Foxes or Outagamies, appear to have been the leaders and principal gainers. These kindred branches of the great Algonquin nation are said to have been driven from their homes on the St. Lawrence by the Iroquois before the year 1680, and to have settled at Green Bay, where their weakness compelled them to unit
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 8.58 (search)
e enemy's infantry back through the wood beyond. . . . But the reserves of the enemy were at once brought up and thrown upon the broken ranks. The field-officers had all been killed, wounded, or taken prisoners; the support I looked for did not arrive, and my gallant men, broken, decimated by that fearful fire, that unequal contest, fell back again across the space, leaving most of their number upon the field. Crawford's brigade lost 494 killed or wounded, and 373 missing, out of a total of 1767 engaged.--Editors. Charge of Union cavalry upon the Confederate advance near Brandy Station, August 20, 1862. from a sketch made at the time. is yet, misunderstood because of the false impressions created by this statement. Under the orders heretofore referred to, the concentration of the three corps of the Army of Virginia (except King's division of McDowell's corps) was completed, Sigel's corps being at Sperryville, Banks's at Little Washington, and Ricketts's division of McDowell's
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.), Chapter 3: strategy. (search)
es. Now, excentric or divergent operations, as well as the concentric, may be either very good or very bad; all depends upon the respective situation of the forces. The excentric, for example, are good when they are applied to a mass departing from a given centre, and acting in a divergent direction, to divide and annihilate separately two hostile fractions which should be found to form two exterior lines; such was the mana90uvre of Frederick, which produced, at the end of the campaign of 1767, the splendid battles of Rosbach and Leuthen; such were also almost all the operations of Napoleon, whose favorite manoeuvre consisted in uniting, by well calculated marches, imposing masses on the centre, to divide them afterwards excentrically in pursuit of the enemy, after having pierced or turned his front of operations; this manoeuvre had for object to finish thus the dispersion of the vanquished. M. Xilander will find it less astonishing that one could by turns approve of manoeuvres
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 13: permanent fortifications.—Historical Notice of the progress of this Art.—Description of the several parts of a Fortress, and the various Methods of fortifying a position (search)
improvements which gave him great reputation. Next follows Rosard, a Bavarian engineer; and Frederick Augustus, king of Poland, who devoted himself particularly to this art. The former casemated only the flanks of his works, but the latter introduced casemate fire more extensively than any one who had preceded him. In France, Belidor and De Filey published about the middle of the last century. They were both able engineers but their systems were inferior to that of Cormontaigne. In 1767 De la Chiche introduced a system of fortification in many respects original. He raised his covered ways so as to conceal all his masonry, and casemated a great portion of his enceinte. For exterior defence, he employed direct fire from his barbettes, and curvated fire from his casemates; the direct fire of the latter secured his ditches. Next to De la Chiche follows Montalembort, who published in 1776. He was a man of much experience and considerable originality, but of no great ability
rker, Treasurer from 1743 to 1749.     Amount paid for town-expenses, 6 years4,886101 Aaron Hall, Treasurer from 1761 to 1767.Lawful Money.  Amount paid for town-expenses$674197 James Wyman, Treasurer from 1767 to 1771.     Amount paid for town-1767 to 1771.     Amount paid for town-expenses, 4 years2,162122 In these four years are included the expenses of building the meeting-house, in 1769. The pews paid the greater part.   Lawful Money. Expenses from 1771 to 1772£55834 Expenses from 1777 to 17781,41444 Expenses frBrooks1735. Benjamin Parker1743. Edward Brooks1750. Thomas Brooks1756. Aaron Hall1761. Thomas Brooks1763. James Wyman1767. Jonathan Patten1778. Richard Hall1786. Jonathan Porter1790. Isaac Warren1793. Samuel Buel1794. John Bishop1798. Joenjamin Willis1721. William Willis1726. Ebenezer Brooks, jun1728. Benjamin Willis1730. Thomas Seccomb1745. Willis Hall1767. Richard Hall1770. Benjamin Hall, jun1783. Andrew Hall1792. Nathaniel Hall1794. Samuel Swan1796. Nathaniel
emains of her having exercised any leading influence over the characters of her sons, all of whom were men of more than common intellectual endowments. David assiduously labored with his father on the farm until the age of nineteen, when he began to direct his studies with reference to a collegiate education. In these studies he was guided and helped by Rev. Mr. Emerson, of Holliston. Like most young men of that day, he taught a school as a means of support, and entered Harvard College, in 1767, at the age of twenty-one. His age gave him great advantage in mastering the more difficult studies, and he sustained a high rank in his class. His predilections for the ministry had always been dominant; and, immediately after his graduation, he commenced the study of divinity, residing part of his time in Cambridge, and part in Andover. March 10, 1774: On this day, the town of Medford voted to hear Mr. David Osgood as a candidate for settlement. This proposal was accepted; and the con
cial rights and Christian feelings. In the old burying-ground, there are many remains of this arrangement; and we trust that no sacrilegious hand will now be laid on these sacred relics. In the south-west corner of that ground, the slaves were buried; but no monumental stones were raised! Are there as many gravestones now standing within the old burying-ground as were there fifty years ago? We think not. Where are they? Can the mouths of the tombs answer? There were six tombs built in 1767 by private gentlemen. Benjamin Floyd was the builder. They are those nearest the front gate, on its western side, and are under the sidewalk of the street. The bricks of which they are built were made in the yard west of Rock Hill. The common price of a tomb has been one hundred and two dollars. Though many new tombs had been built, and some little additional space secured in the old burying-ground, still there was need of further accommodations for burial; and the town therefore voted
utions. Book No 1 begins Sept.3, 1727;and ends June1, 1736. Book No 2 begins June20, 1736;and ends Feb.28, 1745. Book No 3 begins March3, 1745;and ends Dec.3, 1767. Book No 4 begins Dec.20, 1767;and ends May1, 1774. In the second meeting-house, 5,134 sermons were preached, and 1,218 persons baptized. Oct. 29, 1727.--1767;and ends May1, 1774. In the second meeting-house, 5,134 sermons were preached, and 1,218 persons baptized. Oct. 29, 1727.--The great earthquake occurred on this day (Sunday); and. the selectmen of Medford appointed the next Wednesday, Nov. 2, to be observed as a day of fasting and humiliation on that account. September, 1729.--The Yankee habit of using a jack-knife on all occasions and in all places seems to have given our town some trouble; for at Watts be used in public worship, in connection with Tate and Brady's version of the Psalms. Thomas Seccomb was town-clerk for twenty-two years, and resigned in 1767. He wrote a very legible hand, spelled his words properly, and was the only person in Medford who seemed to have any care for records, or any thought of posterity
74Phebe, m. N. Wait, jun., Oct. 15, 1757.  75Sarah, b. June 11, 1737; m. Stephen Wait.  76John, b. Mar. 15, 1739.  77Hutchinson, b. Jan. 25, 1743.   By his second wife--  78Francis, b. July 21, 1744; m. Sarah Blount, Nov. 26, 1767.  79Hannah, b. Dec. 14, 1746; m. Watts Turner.  80Martha, b. Aug. 10, 1753; m. Thos. Bradshaw, Nov. 26, 1772.  81Abigail, b. Mar. 9, 1757; m. Daniel Tufts. 23-52Dr. Simon Tufts, jun., m., 1st, Lucy Dudley, who d. Nov., 1768, aged 41. He graduated at H. C., 1767. By his first wife, he had--  52-82Simon, b. 1750.  83Lucy, b. Apr. 11, 1752.  84Catharine, b. Apr. 25, 1754.   He m., 2d, Elizabeth Hall, Oct. 5, 1769, and had by her--  85Turell, b. 1770; d. June 9, 1842.  86Cotton, b. 1772; insane; d. Feb. 12, 1835.  87Hall, b. 1775; d. at Surinam, July 19, 1801.  88Hepzibah, b. 1777; m. Benjamin Hall.  89Stephen, b. 1779.   His widow d. Aug. 30, 1830, aged 87. He d. Dec. 31, 1786. 23-54William Tufts m.--------, and had--  54-9
lif, 1750; Chadwick, 1756; Cook, 1757; Cousins, 1755; Crease, 1757; Crowell, 1752. Davis, 1804; Degrusha, 1744; Dexter, 1767; Dill, 1734; Dixon, 1758; Dodge, 1749; Durant, 1787. Earl, 1781; Easterbrook, 1787; Eaton, 1755; Edwards, 1753; Erwin, 1753; Mansfield, 1759; May, 1759; MacCarthy, 1747; MacClinton, 1750; Mead, 1757; Melendy, 1732; Morrill, 1732. Newell, 1767; Newhall, 1751; Nutting, 1729. Oakes, 1721-75. Page, 1747; Pain, 1767; Parker, 1754; Penhallow, 1767; Polly, 1748; P1767; Parker, 1754; Penhallow, 1767; Polly, 1748; Poole, 1732; Powers, 1797; Pratt, 1791. Rand, 1789; Reed, 1755; Richardson, 1796; Robbins, 1765; Rouse, 1770; Rumril, 1750; Rushby, 1735; Russul, 1733. Sables, 1758; Sargent, 1716; Scolly, 1733; Semer, 1719; Simonds, 1773; Souther, 1747; Spragu1767; Polly, 1748; Poole, 1732; Powers, 1797; Pratt, 1791. Rand, 1789; Reed, 1755; Richardson, 1796; Robbins, 1765; Rouse, 1770; Rumril, 1750; Rushby, 1735; Russul, 1733. Sables, 1758; Sargent, 1716; Scolly, 1733; Semer, 1719; Simonds, 1773; Souther, 1747; Sprague, 1763; Stocker, 1763; Storer, 1748. Tebodo, 1757; Teel, 1760; Tidd, 1746; Tilton, 1764; Tompson, 1718; Trowbridge, 1787; Turner, 1729; Tuttle, 1729; Tyzick, 1785. Wait, 1725; Waite, 1785; Wakefield, 1751; Walker, 1779; Ward, 1718; Waters, 172
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