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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 2 0 Browse Search
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pt the service of a Dartmoor prisoner in the war of 1812, and near seven years on board of a British ship-of-war? Impressed at the age of twelve years, when the war was declared, I was most cruelly flogged and threatened to be hung, because I would not fight against my country. I am ready now to fight the traitors of my country, and battle for freedom. Edward S. Waters, of Salem, suggests the organization of an engineer corps, to repair the bridges between Philadelphia and Washington. George Gregg, of Boston, informs the Adjutant-General, that certain British subjects in Boston and vicinity have formed themselves into a rifle company, and offer their services for duty anywhere within thirty miles of Boston, to be drilled, armed, and clothed at private expense. April 27.—Colonel Newell A. Thompson, of Boston, reports, Have fulfilled the duty for which I have been detailed,—to remove certain arms and ammunition from the United-States Arsenal at Watertown, to the State Arsenal at C