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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 267 267 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 92 92 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 52 52 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 43 43 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 31 31 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 29 29 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
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 13 13 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 11 11 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 9 9 Browse Search
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riosity, assured him it could not have been Doctor Sewall, because he never wore a wig, which restored the poor fellow to his senses. It was generally supposed to be a trick of one of the English soldiers, who wished to frighten a superstitious Scotchman, and for that purpose had dressed himself in the clerical habit of the Rev. Mr. Cooke, of Menotomy, which he had plundered on his retreat at the battle of Lexington. The Rev. Samuel Cooke's house, which was built in 1740, and removed in 1871, was used as a hospital for the American forces after this period, as is evident from the resolve of the Committee of Safety on June 19, 1775, that the house of the Rev. Samuel Cooke, of Menotomy, be improved as a hospital for the Colony Army. (See Paige, 418.) And that Mr. William Eustis be, and hereby is appointed, to the care of the sick and wounded in said hospital, till the further order of this committee.—See Journals of each Provincial Congress of Mass., p. 571. The same date the use
in 1843. Trees were set out in Old Cemetery in 1845. The New Cemetery was known by the name of Mount Pleasant Cemetery in 1846. The hearse-house was located at the lower end of the main avenue in the latter cemetery in 1847. John B. Hartwell was chosen sexton by the town in 1848 (chosen sexton by the First Parish in 1841), and has continued in office with his son John H. Hartwell to the present time. A receiving tomb was built in the new cemetery in 1855. The cemetery was enlarged in 1871-72, by the purchase of a large lot of land extending to the Mystic River, some of which is at present laid out for cemetery purposes. District School Libraries are mentioned in the town records this year. 1845 The Lexington and West Cambridge Railroad Company was incorporated March 24, 1845. The early History of the Lexington and West Cambridge Rail Road, before the organization under its charter, has been prepared from the papers in possession of Wm. Wilkins Warren of Boston, a
of England, the careful eye of Washington calmly surveying the whole horizon, selected your hills as the breast-work behind which he was to retrieve the day. The hills still stand firm and everlasting as when he looked upon them, but smiling now with fertility and peace. The Welsh Mountains near Cambridge, and the rear of the lines at Roxbury, were designated for that purpose. Marshall's Washington, vol. II. p. 230. —Memorandum made by Dr. Benjamin Cutter many years since (died 1864). 1871-72. The Arlington Water Works were constructed. Water Commissioners were elected in 1873. Cost of construction to the town, over $300,000. The source of supply is an artificial reservoir located near by in Lexington, which receives the waters of 173 acres, embracing the area known as the Great Meadows in that town. 1872 The town established its public library—transferring the Juvenile Library (established 1835) to it, to be known as the Arlington Public Library. In March, 1872, th
, 1879. Selectmen. Samuel S. Davis, 1867, 1871. Joseph S. Potter, 1867, 1868. Charles H. Crane, 1867. J. Winslow Peirce, 1868-71, 1873. Jacob F. Hobbs, 1868-70, 1872. Otis Green, 1868, 1869. George C. Russell, 1870. Warren Rawson, 1871, 1872. John S. Crosby, 1872. Jesse Bacon, 1878. Abel R. Proctor, 1867. Addison Hill, 1868-71. John F. Allen, 1868-72. George C. Russell, 1869-71. Ira O. Carter, 1872. Henry Mott, 1872, 1873-79. B. Delmont Locke, 1873-79. Charles Sc 1868-69 (left town). Dr. R. L. Hodgdon, 1868-71. John Field, 1868-70. Henry J. Wells, 1868-770. Ira O. Carter, 1870-73. Moses Hunt, 1870-71. Charles E. Goodwin, 1870-79—term expires 1880. Charles H. Crane, 1871 (declined and excused). John T. Trowbridge, 1871-77. Charles Schwam1871-77. Charles Schwamb, 1871-74. Rev. William H. Ryder, 1872 (resigned). Rev. J. M. Finotti, 1873-76 (left town). 1871-74. Rev. William H. Ryder, 1872 (resigned). Rev. J. M. Finotti, 1873-76 (left town). Rev. Amos Harris, 1874-76 (left town). John H. Hardy, 1874-76. Alfred Hobbs, 1874-78. Rev.
sent edifice) was dedicated Jan. 1, 1857. 1865, Oct. 2. Charles C. Salter chosen minister. Ordained June 6, 1866. Resigned Jan. 31, 1869. 1869, Dec. 27. George W. Cutter chosen minister. Ordained Jan. 26, 1870. Resigned Jan. 31, 1877. 1871. The steeple of the edifice belonging to this Society was blown down by a gale. A new spire was erected similar to the one blown down, and of the same dimensions, in 1872. 1878, July 15. William J. Parrot chosen minister. Installed Oct. 17, 1ew and more commodious church edifice was dedicated March 31, 1853. The house is of the Gothic style of architecture, and was erected at the cost of $15,000, including an organ and other appurtenances. It was subjected to extensive repairs about 1871, at an expense of over $11,000. The ministers of the Society have been:—Thomas Green, 1783-93; position of minister vacant, 1794-1818; Benjamin C. Grafton, 1818-23; John Ormsby, 1824-27; Ebenezer Nelson, 1828-34; Appleton Morse and Charles Mill
setts during the War of the Rebellion, came from Scotland with his father. Followed his father's trade of calico printer in Taunton, Lynn and West Cambridge. Became editor and proprietor of the Lowell courier. one of the proprietors and editors of the Boston Daily Atlas, of the Cincinnati Gazette, Ohio State Journal, and again of the Boston Atlas and Bee. Four times in the Mass. Legislature; member Constitutional Convention, 1853; Author of Massachusetts in the Civil War, 2 vols. 8vo. 1868-71. See Drake's Biog. Diet. His friend, Mr. John B. Russell, contributes the following:— Gen. Wm. Schouler was born at Kilbrackan, Scotland, Dec. 31, 1814; died at West Roxbury, Mass., Jan. 6, 1866. A monument was erected to his memory in Forest Hills Cemetery, Roxbury, Mass., which has a fine medallion and good likeness of the General, with these inscriptions: He served in both branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts; was Adjutant General from 1860 to 1866; and her Historian.
tion at the expense of Mr. John Field. 322. Edward Clark. See 22d Regiment Infantry, note. 323. Warren H. Freeman, Sergt., age 18, Co. A, Thirteenth Regiment Infantry (three years), Dec. 1, 1861, credited to Boston. Transferred to Co. A, 39th Regt., July 14, 1864. Discharged Sept. 13, 1864, order War Dept. A little book, entitled Letters from Two Brothers serving in the War for the Union, to their Family at Home in West Cambridge, Mass. (Cambridge, printed for private circulation, 1871), Riverside, Cambridge. Printed by H. O. Houghton & Co. Pp. 168. is deserving of high commendation. It is the record of Warren H. Freeman, who served as a soldier in the Thirteenth and afterward in the Thirty-ninth Massachusetts Regiments, and his brother Eugene H. Freeman, who was an engineer in the transport service, sons of Mr. J. D. Freeman. Warren H. joined Company A, 13th Mass. Regiment, in Maryland, on the third day after leaving home on Dec. 1, 1861, and his first letter from th
here, 48 Fish, act concerning, 132, 138, 139 Fishing in Menotomy River, lawsuit, &c., 9 Fiske, Rev. Thaddeus, his ordination, 107, 123, 124; resignation of; 117, 118; sermons, 107, 108, 123; death of, and obituary notice, 240 Five Cents Savings Bank, 655 Flagstaff donated, 160 Fourth of July Celebration, in 1808, 121, 122; in 1842, 228 Friendship fire engine, 139, 143 Gage, Gen., his official return of the action of April 19, 1775, 52, 53, 54 Gale, destructive, in 1871, 163, 174 Galleries in meeting-house, 34, 35, 49, 94, 101, 115, 126 Gas Light Company, 155 General School Committee, 140 Gift, of Rebecca Whitmore, 29; toward building first meeting-house, 23 Gould, Lieut., made prisoner, April 19, 1775, 63, 64, 77, 81 Grant by certain inhabitants of Charlestown to President of Harvard College, 8; to West Cambridge, of all lands belonging to the Proprietors of Cambridge, 20; to Widow Rolfe, to make a dam above old mill pond, 12, 14, 16 Gr