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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 1 1 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 1 1 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 1 1 Browse Search
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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Autobiographical sketch. (search)
exation of Texas. Though I had voted, in the presidential election of 1844, for Mr. Clay, who opposed the annexation of Texas, yet, when war ensued, I felt it to be my duty to sustain the government in that war and to enter the military service if a fitting opportunity offered. When the regiment of volunteers from Virginia was called for by the President, I received from the Governor and Council of State the appointment as Major in that regiment, and was mustered into service on the 7th of January, 1847. Colonel John F. Hamtramck, of the County of Jefferson, and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas B. Randolph, of the County of Warren, were the other field officers. The regiment was ordered to rendezvous at Fortress Monroe and the superintendence of the drilling there and the embarkation for Mexico were entrusted to me. Two extra companies were allowed to the regiment, and, on account of some delay in the organization of them, I did not sail from Fortress Monroe with the last detachment of the
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 2 (search)
ink there will be any fighting here, unless we advance on Tula, when we will meet with resistance; but I will explain this more fully hereafter. General Patterson is said to be within fifty miles of this place; he has lost all the honor of the taking of Victoria by being behind. I am in perfect health, and thought much of you and our dear children on Christmas Day; nor have I forgotten that to-morrow is our wedding day, and that I have been happy for six years. Victoria, Mexico, January 7, 1847. A few days after our arrival, General Quitman sent me to reconnoitre the road to Tula, as far as a little place called Las Minas, and where the enemy were said to have their advance. I went with only twenty men, mounted on sorry ponies, as we had no cavalry of any kind; but, meeting a Mexican on the way, who told us the enemy had retired beyond the mountains, I advanced in perfect security as far as Las Minas, and had the men been provided with rations, would have gone beyond. It
Portland street, burned, Feb. 1, 1830 Bakehouse and five persons on Broad st., burned, May 5, 1831 Warren Hotel, Friend street, burned, July 9, 1832 Old Town House badly scorched, Nov. 21, 1832 40 buildings on Blackstone and Pond sts. burned, May 18, 1835 70 buildings in Charlestown, burned, Aug. 26, 1835 Fire Lyman School-house, Meridian street, East Boston, burned, Jan. 22, 1846 12 incendiary, during the night, Feb. 5, 1846 9 stables set during the evening, Jan. 7, 1847 Three acres burned over on Charlestown and Causeway streets, Jan. 22, 1847 Damrell & Moore's Printing House burned, Mar. 10, 1848 Albany and Hudson streets, conflagration, July 12, 1848 Tremont Temple, Tremont street, burned, Mar. 31, 1852 National Theatre, Portland street, burned, Apr. 26, 1852 Chickering's Building, Washington street, burned, Dec. 2, 1852 Johnson's Block, Commercial street, burned, Nov. 2, 1853 Pemberton House, Howard street, burned, May 16, 1854