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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 2 0 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 5: Dukes County. (search)
rnished, in clothing and money, to the value of about one hundred dollars. Edgartown Incorporated July 8, 1671. Population in 1860, 2,118; in 1865, 1,846. Valuation in 1860, $1,369,721; in 1865, $1,035,467. The selectmen in 1861 were Jeremiah Pease, John H. Pease, Nathaniel M. Jernegan; in 1862, David Davis, John H. Pease, Cornelius B. Marchant; in 1863, William Bradley, Cornelius B. Marchant, Tristram Cleveland; in 1864, Benjamin Davis, John Vinson, Joseph T. Pease; in 1865, David Davidson, Samuel Keniston, Jeremiah S. Weeks. The town-clerk during each of the years of the war was Barnard C. Merchant. The town-treasurer in 1861 was Daniel Fisher; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, John A. Baylies; in 1865, Isaiah D. Coffin. We have not been able to obtain as full information from the town records, showing the action of the town during the war, as from the other towns. We know, however, that great activity prevailed during the whole time in raising men and money. In 1863, i
e valley. After the battle of Nashville it was assigned to Forrest's corps, and surrendered with his troops at Gainesville. Col. A. A. Russell was twice wounded; he was early placed in command of a brigade, and the regiment was for a long time under command of Lieut.-Col. Jos. M. Hambrick, who was wounded at Calhoun, Ga.; Capt. Thomas W. Hampton was killed at Mossy Creek; Capt. Oliver B. Gaston was captured, and died in prison; Capts. Henry F. Smith, W. C. Bacot, Flavius J. Graham and David Davidson were wounded. Extracts from official war Records. Vol. XVII, Part 1—(593, 594, 595) Gen. N. B. Forrest, in his report of operations, December 18, 1862, says: Col. A. A. Russell, Fourth Alabama cavalry, and Maj. N. W. Cox, Second battalion Tennessee cavalry, with their commands, were sent out on the left to destroy bridges and culverts on the railroads from Jackson to Corinth and Bolivar. . . . Colonel Russell and his command deserve especial notice for their gallantry in the fight