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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 11: Goldsborough's expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. (search)
way through the intricate channels of the marshes, owing to fogs and foul weather. These channels were so narrow that only two vessels could proceed abreast, and in this order they continued until reaching the wider and deeper waters of Croatan Sound. The naval division, composed and commanded as stated above, was accompanied, as predetermined, by the Picket, Capt. T. P. Ives; Huzzar, Capt. Frederick Crocker; Pioneer, Capt. Charles E. Baker; Vidette, Capt. John L. Foster; Ranger, Capt. Samuel Emerson; Lancer, Capt. M. B. Morley, and Chasseur, Capt. John West, of the army division. Keeping in close order it approached the enemy near enough to begin the attack, and to devote most of its firing against the fort on Pork Point (not neglecting the enemy's vessels), a battery between Pork and Weir's Points, and another on Redstone Point (see plan), all of which returned the fire of the Federal fleet, but without much effect. The Federal vessels having obtained position the action bec
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
t school that fall and winter, two terms in Effingham, New Hampshire, which is on the Maine line, up near the mountains. This was a pleasant period, and my success was very good; but it was by accident that I went so far back out of the world. I spent that summer at home again on the farm, and in the spring of 1858, a year and a half after graduation at Andover, entered the Freshman Class at Harvard College, one term in advance. Captain John Emerson, my grandfather, was the son of Samuel Emerson, who came to Chester from Haverhill, Massachusetts. Samuel was the son of Jonathan Emerson of Haverhill. . . . . . Jonathan's sister, Hannah, was Mrs. Dustin of Haverhill, who was carried away into Canada (as I have the story) by the Indians, in their descent upon Haverhill, and who killed her captors, and made her way home through the wilderness. . . . . My father has been a teacher for quite a period of his life. Then he carried on business in Boston. . . . . In the financial crisis
Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909, Company E, 39th Massachusetts Infantry, in the Civil War.—(Iv.) (search)
October 20, 1863; promoted to first lieutenant September 8, 1864; wounded three times, slightly at Spottsylvania; severely wounded August 18, 1864, at Weldon Railroad; discharged December 10, 1864; sealer of weights and measures; lives at 42 Sargent Avenue, Somerville. Dyer, Jonathan C., transferred to the Navy April 22, 1864; died in Somerville about fifteen years ago. Edlefson, Charles E., injured December, 1862; discharged February 26, 1863; died in Somerville December 24, 1891. Emerson, Samuel, went out as teamster; discharged for disability, or perhaps transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps; mustered out June, 1865; on the Boston police force; died, no date. Fairchild, Willard C., transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps some time in 1863; died in the vicinity of Worcester more than ten years ago. Farrar, George A., wounded June 18, 1864; discharged later; died in Somerville June 27, 1901. Fay, Walter, transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps August 1, 1863; died in Somer
ge, William H., 14. Dolphin, The, 78. Dow, General, 60. Dowse, Samuel, 79. Dunster, Henry, 88. Dusseault, John H., 1, 4, 14. Dyer, Ezekiel D., 30, 31. Dyer, Jonathan C., 14. Eastern Primary School, Cambridge, 38. East Somerville, 29. Edgerly, Emma F., 68, 69. Edgerly, Jerome B., 69. Edgerly, L. C., 68, 69. Edgerly, M. A., 68, 69. Edlefson, Charles E., 14. Eighty-ninth, The, 6. Eleventh Penn., 6. Elliot, Charles D., 49, 65, 77, 86. Elm Street, Somerville, 32. Emerson, Samuel, 14. Emory, General, 59. Essex, The, 60. Estrella, The, 60. Everett, Mass., 31. Fairchild, Willard C., 14. Farmileo, William, 68. Farmville, 11. Farragut, 52, 53. Farrar, Bathsheba Burt, 34. Farrar, Calvin, 31, 34. Farrar, Daniel, 34. Farrar, George A., 14. Farrar, Luther, 34. Farrar, Samuel, 34. Fay, Walter, 14. Felch, Lieutenant, 5. Felker, Samuel O., 14. Fellows, Charles C., 14. Fellows, John, 44. Female Seminary, Charlestown, 40. Fenno, Elizabeth S., 7