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A part of this tract he sold at little more than government price to friends, who would, he hoped, become good neighbors; a large proportion of it is now owned by the heirs of General Quitman. He reserved to himself about five thousand acres in one tract, which is still owned by the Davis family. Very soon after he began to cultivate the place, a dreadful storm tore away the improvements so far made, killed the little son of his brother Isaac, his active partner in the purchase, and Mr. Isaac Davis's leg was broken. From this time the place was called The Hurricane, a name which it bears to this day. Mr. Joseph Davis continued the practice of law until his marriage, in 1827, when he retired to The Hurricane, which he made his home until the fall of New Orleans threw the country above that city open to invasion. In 1823, Mr. Howell married Miss Margaret Louisa Kempe, third daughter of Colonel James Kempe. Mr. Davis acted as groomsman, and the first child born to the young coup
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, Isaac, 1745- (search)
Davis, Isaac, 1745- Patriot; born in 1745; took part in the fight with the British soldiery at Concord bridge, April 19, 1775, and was killed by the first volley. Davis, Jefferson Davis, Isaac, 1745- Patriot; born in 1745; took part in the fight with the British soldiery at Concord bridge, April 19, 1775, and was killed by the first volley. Davis, Jefferson
owell. Company E, Davis Guards, Acton. Officers: Daniel Tuttle, captain; William H. Chapman and George W. Rand, Silas B. Blodgett, Aaron S. Fletcher, lieutenants,—all of Acton. This company was named in honor of their brave townsman, Captain Isaac Davis, who commanded an Acton company to defend the North Bridge, across Concord River, on the 19th of April, 1775, where he fell a martyr to liberty and American independence. Company F, Warren Light Guard, Lawrence. Officers: Benjamin F. C 20th of April, for the Third Battalion to go forward to Washington. It consisted then of three companies, with headquarters in Worcester. They were in line, ready to proceed, at five o'clock that afternoon. The battalion was addressed by Hon. Isaac Davis, Mayor of Worcester, and by Major Devens, in command. A prayer by Rev. Dr. Hill closed the ceremony. At half-past 10 that evening, they took the cars for New York, where they arrived early on the morning of the 21st. While there, they qua
srs. Stone of Essex, Bonney of Middlesex, Northend of Essex, Rogers of Suffolk, Davis of Bristol, Walker of Middlesex, and Cole of Berkshire; on the part of the House, Messrs. Bullock of Worcester, Calhoun of Springfield, Branning of Lee, Davis of Greenfield, Tyler of Boston, Coffin of Newburyport, Peirce of Dorchester, Peirce Also, the Senate bill to organize a home guard. May 23. In the Senate.—Mr. Davis, of Bristol, introduced a series of resolutions on the national crisis; but aof Worcester, Cole of Berkshire, Carter of Hampden, and Boynton of Worcester, Mr. Davis reluctantly withdrew them. The resolves which had been rejected in the Houent to instruct our Senators and Representatives in Congress at this time. Mr. Davis, of Bristol, said it was always safe to do right. He should vote for the resolored citizens, which were referred to the Special Committee. Subsequently, Mr. Davis, of Greenfield, from the committee, reported, that, in view of the exigencie
eve it wise then to adopt it. The time might come, they argued, when it would be the highest wisdom to take such a stand; and that time came, and the nation was saved. The Democratic convention was held in Worcester, Sept. 18, and nominated Isaac Davis, of Worcester, for Governor; Edwin C. Bailey, of Boston, Lieutenant-Governor; Charles Thompson, of Charlestown, Secretary of State; Moses Bates, of Plymouth, Treasurer; and Edward Avery, of Braintree, Attorney-General. These gentlemen were waared its hated crest. The annual election was held on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The aggregate vote was comparatively small, owing chiefly to the large number of men absent from the State in the army and navy. Governor Andrew received 65,261 votes; Isaac Davis, 31,264; scattering, 796; majority for Andrew, 33,201. The Legislature was unanimous for a vigorous prosecution of the war. The position of Massachusetts was thus clearly defined, and admitted of no doubt. The course taken by the Governor an
pass the bill through its several readings, but did not prevail. In the House.—On motion of Mr. Davis, of Plymouth, it was ordered, that the Governor be requested to communicate to the House the . The next day (says the report), I went to see General Barry, chief of artillery, with Captain Davis, of Lowell, to have his company, which has been at Fortress Monroe ever since May last, chanment is composed of Massachusetts men, I regret he does not hold a Massachusetts commission. Captain Davis's company, to which I have before alluded, is stationed inside of the fortress, and is permairst and Twenty-eighth Regiments were at Newport News, he determined to visit them at once. Captain Davis (Seventh Battery) had left Fortress Monroe, that morning, with a force of infantry, to reinf read your interesting report, and I beg you would do what it reminds me of; namely, send to Captain Davis, at Fortress Monroe, and learn what is the present state of his company. General McClellan
the Thirty-eighth, Colonel Ingraham, Aug. 24; the Thirty-ninth, Colonel Davis, Sept. 6; the Fortieth, Lieutenant-Colonel Dalton, Sept. 8. Alsm is vital and dynamic. Call for our militia brigade, under General Davis, a competent officer, as part of Massachusetts militia quota, cnt can be continued right on till brigade is ready to march to war. Davis's military capacity is unquestioned. I have thrice offered him colany specific brigade. You can turn over the regiments constituting Davis's brigade as a part of the call. Time is of the utmost importance s men was never accepted, although the regiments which composed General Davis's command were recruited to the maximum, mustered in, and sent to the front. What the Governor said of General Davis was just and true. He was commissioned colonel of the Thirty-ninth Regiment, three yeies, and recommending Mr. Sumner for reelection to the Senate. Mr. Davis, of Plymouth, said that this was a war of ideas, of barbarism aga
the cause for the flags of truce, and being desirous of communicating with the fleet to ascertain the reason, ordered Adjutant Davis to proceed to the flag-ship, to obtain the information, also to get the gunboats to come up to the wharf, and take off his command, the enemy being too strong for him to contend with on shore. Adjutant Davis, while awaiting the answer to his communication, saw, from the deck of the gunboat, Colonel Burrill and his command marched off prisoners of war. Finding alhe Forty-second thus cut off, and being informed by Commander Law that the gunboats would proceed to sea immediately, Adjutant Davis remained with the fleet, and proceeded to New Orleans to report to Major-General Banks the results of the unfortunatered to Port Hudson, where it took an important part in the subsequent siege of that place. On the 24th of January, Captain Davis and Lieutenant Duncan were detached from the regiment, and ordered to report to the Provost-Marshal-General, Departme
e was of much interest, as we passed several camps and hospitals; the road lay through cornfields most of the way. At Wilson's Landing, we crossed a bend on the James, on a pontoon bridge. On reaching headquarters, I was cordially welcomed by Major Davis and Captain Sealy, of General Butler's staff: the General, with other members of his staff, had gone to the front that morning, distant about five miles. I heard firing all the day. The Tenth and Eighteenth Army Corps are in the Army of the Jag. About six o'clock, Brigadier-General Devens, who had been at the front all day with General Butler, came in, and, at a later hour, Colonel Kensell, chief of staff. The General remained with the army. From Colonel Kensell, I learned that Captain Davis, formerly of our Seventh Battery, had been severely wounded by a shell. He has been for some months on Brigadier-General R. S. Foster's staff. After supper, we sat around a huge camp-fire in front of the tent, talking of old times and old
dings have been published in the newspapers of the day, we shall not attempt to quote from any of the speeches which were made, or the original poems which were read; but shall content ourselves with a mere statement of the names of the gentlemen whose eloquence and genius contributed so largely to the edification and delight of those who listened. Speeches were made by General Barlow, General Devens, Governor Andrew, President Hill, Major-General Meade, U. S. A., Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rear-Admiral Davis, U. S.N., Major-General Force of Ohio, Rev. Dr. Thompson of New York, Colonel Thomas W. Higginson, and Rev. J. K. Hosmer, who was color-bearer of the Fifty-second Massachusetts Regiment. An original song, written by Rev. Charles T. Brooks, entitled The Soldier's Oath, was sung by a selected choir; also an original ode by J. S. Dwight. Mrs. Julia Ward Howe contributed a poem, which was read by Mr. Samuel A. Elliot. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and James Russell Lowell each furnished a poe
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