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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 1,747 1,747 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) 574 574 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 435 435 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 98 98 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 90 90 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 86 86 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 58 58 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 54 54 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 53 53 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 49 49 Browse Search
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ard's letter letter of Colonel Lee charter of transports John M. Forbes, Esq. meeting in Faneuil Hall meeting in Cambridge speech of Wendell Phillips, Esq., at New Bedford remarks the President calls for troops the eve of battle. To write the part taken by Massachusetts in the civil war which began in April, 1861, and continued until the capture, by General Grant, of Lee and his army in Virginia, and the surrender of Johnston and his forces to General Sherman in North Carolina, in 1865, requires patient research, a mind not distracted by other duties, and a purpose to speak truthfully of men and of events. Massachusetts bore a prominent part in this war, from the beginning to the end; not only in furnishing soldiers for the army, sailors for the navy, and financial aid to the Government, but in advancing ideas, which, though scouted at in the early months of the war, were afterwards accepted by the nation, before the war could be brought to a successful end. Massachuse
aff officers, and the creation of new military departments. On the twenty-fifth day of May, 1861, General Ebenezer W. Stone was appointed master of ordnance, with the rank of colonel, which position lie held until the third day of October of the same year. Albert G. Browne, Jr., of Salem, was appointed, on the twenty-seventh day of May, 1861, military secretary to the Governor, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, which position he held until the close of Governor Andrew's administration in 1865. On the thirteenth day of June, 1861, Dr. William J. Dale, of Boston, was appointed Surgeon-General of Massachusetts, with the rank of colonel. Dr. Dale and Dr. George H. Lyman had given their time and professional services in a medical supervision of the troops, and the selection of proper persons for surgeons to the regiments, from the commencement of the Rebellion. Dr. Dale, in a letter addressed to me, says,— Whatever of success attended the preparation of the troops, prior to my
ldier to be placed at once in the State Treasury, where it drew five per cent interest, thus virtually making the State Treasury a savings bank. It appears, from the report of the State Treasurer for 1866, that the first allotments forwarded to him were in April, 1862; and that— The whole amount, for that year, including about $10,000, placed on interest, was $202,905.56 In 1863, including $90,000 on interest, was 698,297.76 Also, allotments of State bounties 190,012.50 In 1864 and 1865, including State bounties 2,144,136.65 In 1866, for deposits by State paymaster 2,294.65 – – – – – Total. $3,237,647.12 At the close of the year 1866, all this money, excepting $76,269.15, which remained on interest to the credit of eight hundred and seventy soldiers, had been distributed; and the balance awaited the appearance of the men, or their legal representatives, to whom it will be paid. It is evident, from these figures, that the system of allotment, and the very abl
ened and discouraged the enemy. Lee was driven back behind his fortifications in Virginia, south of the Rapidan; the Mississippi was ours; the Southern Confederacy was severed; and from that time until the close of the Rebellion, in the spring of 1865, it lost strength and prestige. The battle of Chancellorsville was fought May 4, when the Army of the Potomac was under command of General Hooker, from whom successful military operations had been expected. On the first day of May, he commenceead of General Grant and General Meade, across the Rapidan, fought their way through the thickets of the Wilderness, and in every battle of that memorable closing campaign of the war, marched to the front at Petersburg, and, in the early spring of 1865, advanced with the great Army of the Potomac upon Lee's works, from which he was driven, the rebel army routed, and the war closed. About this time, the Governor was anxious to have the volunteer militia of the Commonwealth recruited to the ful
overnor Andrew's valedictory address Governor Bullock inaugurated last military order close of the chapter. The year 1865, the last of the war, opened auspiciously for the Union cause. A feeling of confidence that the war was soon to end appeaof Governor Andrew, the Adjutant-General was directed to accompany the distinguished party to Portland. In his report for 1865, the Adjutant-General says,— In the evening, I took my leave of the General and Mrs. Grant, and of his staff officerrticle in the enumeration. Mrs. Otis's report to the Donation Committee of the City Government of Boston for the year 1865 states that she has completed the fourth year of her interesting work, commenced in 1861 at the Evans House, remaining thebuted by Governor Andrew. In 1864, the amount contributed was $722, half of which was contributed by Governor Andrew. In 1865, the fund received an addition of $11,312.70, of which $200 was contributed by Governor Andrew; $374.50 by Colonel Francis