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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Meagher, Thomas Francis 1823- (search)
ch he escaped, and landed in New York in 1852. Lecturing with success for a while, he studied law, entered upon its practice, and in 1856 edited the Irish news. When the Civil War broke out he raised a company in the 69th New York Volunteers, and, as major of the regiment, fought bravely at Bull Run. Early in 1862 he was promoted brigadiergeneral of volunteers, and served in the Army of the Potomac in the campaign against Richmond that year. He was in Richardson's division in the battle of Thomas Francis Meagher. Antietam. Engaged in the desperate battle of Fredericksburg, he was badly wounded. Immediately after the battle of Chancellorsville (q. v.) he resigned. He was recommissioned brigadier-general of volunteers early in 1864, and was assigned to the command of the district of Etowah. In 1865 he was appointed secretary, and in 1866 became acting governor of Montana. While engaged in operations against hostile Indians, he was drowned at Fort Benton, Mont., July 1, 1867.
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 56: famine reliefs; paying soldiers' bounties, and summary of work accomplished (search)
and insurrection the whole South might have presented without the presence of this agency of the Government to preserve order and to enforce justice. Several officers and agents have been severely wounded, and some have lost their lives in this service. Fallen in the faithful discharge of duty, in brave defense of right, in heroic protection of the weak and poor, their names deserve a place on their country's Roll of fame. Notice the appropriations by Congress: For the year ending July 1, 1867$6,940,450.00 For the year ending July 1, 18683,836,300.00 For relief of destitute citizens in the District of Columbia40,000.00 For relief of destitute freedmen in the same15,000.00 For expenses of paying bounties in 1869214,000.00 For expenses for famine in Southern States and transportation1,865,645.40 For the support of hospitals50,000.00 Making a total, received from all sources, of$12,961,395.40 Our expenditures from the beginning (including assumed accounts of the Depart
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 8: to England and the Continent.—1867. (search)
n of intellect in Great Britain, he had made small preparation for his part of the programme, and, with the exception of jotting down a few notes as heads of what he wished to say, he went trusting to the inspiration of the moment. His opening words, spoken under perceptible embarrassment, and with unaffected modesty and feeling, were listened to with the closest attention: Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: For this marked W. L. G. Breakfast, pp. 36, 37, and London Morning Star, July 1, 1867. expression of your personal respect, and appreciation of my labors in the cause of human freedom, and of your esteem and friendship for the land of my nativity, I offer you, one and all, my grateful acknowledgments. But I am so profoundly impressed by the formidable array of rank, genius, intellect, scholarship, and moral and religious worth which I see before me, that I fear I shall not be able to address you, except with a fluttering pulse and a stammering tongue. For me this is, ind
e U. S., Jan. 14, 1865. Mustered out, May 12, 1E65. Davis, Frank. First Lieutenant, 1st Mass. Heavy Artillery, Jan. 18, 1862. First Lieutenant, Dec. 3, 1862. Captain, Oct. 6, 1864. Major, Jan. 27, 1865; not mustered. Mustered out, Aug. 16, 1865, as Captain. Davis, George Breckenridge. Sergeant and Quartermaster Sergeant, 1st Mass. Cavalry, Sept. 10, 1863; mustered, Dec. 5, 1863. Second Lieutenant, June 17, 1865. Mustered out, June 26, 1865. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1867. Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Cavalry, June 12, 1871. See U. S. Army. Davis, George E. First Lieutenant, 6th Infantry, M. V. M., in service of the U. S., Apr. 22, 1861. Mustered out, Aug. 2, 1861. First Lieutenant, Adjutant, 26th Mass. Infantry, Aug. 28, 1861. Resigned, Feb. 1, 1864. Davis, George E. First Lieutenant, Adjutant, 21st Mass. Infantry, Apr. 26, 1863. Mustered out, Aug. 30, 1864. Davis, George F. Second Lieutenant, 4th Mass. Cavalry, Feb. 19, 1864. First
. Davis, George Breckenridge. Born in Massachusetts. Sergeant and Q. M. Sergeant, 1st Mass. Cavalry, Sept. 10, 1863; mustered, Dec. 5, 1863. Second Lieutenant, June 17, 1865. Mustered out, June 26, 1865. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1867. Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Cavalry, June 12, 1871. First Lieutenant, May 9, 1877. Captain, Aug. 21, 1888. Major, Judge Advocate, Dec. 10, 1888; accepted, Jan. 16, 1889. Davis, Hasbrouck. See General Officers. Davis, Henry T. Bn in Massachusetts. Private, 52d Infantry, M. V. M., in service of the U. S., Sept. 9, 1862, to Aug. 14, 1863. Major, Additional Paymaster, U. S. Volunteers, May 28, 1864. Brevet Lieut. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Dec. 1, 1865. Mustered out, July 1, 1867. Died, Feb. 29, 1884. Noble, Henry Theophilus. Born at Otis, Mass. First Lieutenant, 13th Ill. Infantry, May 24, 1861. Captain, June 25, 1861. Captain, Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, July 8, 1863. Colonel, Quartermaster,
New house, dedicated, Oct. 18, 1865 Tremont and Concord streets, Methodist, cornerstone laid, July 30, 1860 Tremont and Brookline streets, Congregational, corner-stone laid, June 17, 1863 Tremont and Camden streets, corner-stone laid, July 1, 1867 Trinity, Summer street, corner-stone laid, Apr. 15, 1734 New house built, completed, Sep. 15, 1828 Sold, to be removed for stores, 1872 New house on Boylston street, dedicated, Feb. 9, 1877 Union Park, Congregational, corner-ston. 1, 1865 At 48 per cent. premium, Apr. 1, 1865 At 38 per cent. premium, June 1, 1865 At 46 per cent. premium, Dec. 1, 1865 At 42 per cent. premium, July 1, 1866 At 35 per cent. premium, Dec. 1, 1866 At 42 per cent. premium, July 1, 1867 At 50 per cent. premium, July 1, 1868 At 33 per cent. premium, Dec. 1, 1868 At par; specie payment resumed, Jan. 1, 1879 Gorman, Edith an escaped Nun, lectured in Music Hall, Mar. 18, 1871 Governor of New England, Capt. Jo