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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 480 480 Browse Search
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. 47 47 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 30 30 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 29 29 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 27 27 Browse Search
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.) 18 18 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. 18 18 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 18 18 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.) 17 17 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 14 14 Browse Search
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ooks also wrote, by request of the citizens, The Tornado of 1851, an account of the devastation of the same in Medford and West Cambridge.—Editor. The Rev. Andrew Bigelow published a minute account of his travels in North Britain and Ireland, also a journal of a tour through Malta and Sicily; and many sermons. The Rev. Nathaniel Hall published sermons and discourses. The Rev. John Pierpont, poet and author, was one of the most celebrated divines of Medford. He wrote the Portrait in 1812; Airs of Palestine, 1816, published with added poems in 1850; Sabbath Recreations, 1839; Lays of the Sabbath, 1850; Pilgrims of Plymouth, 1856. He was deeply interested in the cause of education and compiled a number of readers for use in schools. The American First Class Book is one of the most notable books of its kind and still sought. On his stone at Mount Auburn is carved the words, Poet, Patriot, Preacher, Philosopher, Philanthropist. The Rev. William Henry Furness was a distingu
A War Echo of 1812. The following is a literal copy of a manuscript in possession of the Medford Historical Society, written by a native and former resident of Medford:— New York, June 25, 1812. The ship Enterprise came in on Sunday from Canton. Mr. William Hall of Medford was passenger in her. Just off the mouth of the harbor, she was boarded by a British Frigate, who did not know that War was declared, and let her come in. Soon after, they met the U. S. Frigate President, going out after the Englishman, and William Hall (son of Col. Fitch Hall) immediately left the Enterprise, went on board the President, and offered his services to Commodore Rodgers, and he is now on board this Frigate who is in pursuit of the Belvidere, and we are hourly expecting her to be brought in. After so long a voyage as Mr. Hall has just been, the readiness with which he again entered the service, does credit to his patriotism, and reflects great honor upon himself. C. S. According to
Soon after the completion of the house, eight acres of land adjoining were purchased for as many hundred dollars. The historian remarks, This was planted and it had the magical effect of thinning out the male occupants. During the construction of this new house the town's poor were returned from Woburn, where they had been quartered, and doubtless fared better by the change. Benjamin Young was the first keeper of the new almshouse, probably beginning his duties late in the autumn of 1812, and was allowed for his services (and wife's, also) $250.00 per year. It was stipulated that he was to maintain himself and family, and to have house rent and the use of the kitchen fire. In 1813 thirty-three persons were supported wholly by the town, and thirteen assisted. The Overseers of the Poor were chosen from the most worthy and prominent citizens, and doubtless administered affairs as well as means and customs of the time permitted; still, the almshouse was a nightmare in those