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Browsing named entities in Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative. You can also browse the collection for J. W. M. Appleton or search for J. W. M. Appleton in all documents.

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en. William Cogswell, it was assumed for him that he recruited the first company in this State for the Civil War. As a soldier he manifested a loyal and patriotic devotion to his country by raising the first volunteer company for the late war. Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography makes a similar statement: In 1861 he raised the first company of volunteers for the national cause in Massachusetts. The facts in regard to the Cambridge company seem to disprove this statement; but, since trtillery; nor finally was the commanding general (as all agree) where he could either know or direct their advance, their management or their defeat. ´╝łGordon's War Diary, p. 188.) Compare Cowley's Leaves from a Lawyer's Life, pp. 88, 93. Maj. J. W. M. Appleton's paper in Putnam's Magazine, N. S. IV, 9. Gordon's War Diary, pp. 188, 198. General Seymour's report is in Official War Records, 46, p. 345. and the loss of eighty killed showed what the struggle had been; the national colors were broug