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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Flag, National. (search)
Flag, National. Every colony had its peculiar ensign, and the army and navy of the united colonies, at first, displayed various flags, some colonial, others regimental, and others, like the flag at Fort Sullivan, Charleston Harbor, a blue field with a silver crescent, for special occasions. The American flag used at the battle on Bunker (Breed's) Hill, was called the New England flag. It was a blue ground, with the red cross of St. George in a corner, quartering a white field, and in the upper dexter quartering was the figure of a pine-tree. The New Englanders had also a pine-tree flag as well as a pine-tree shilling. The engraving below is a reduced copy of a vignette on a map of Boston, published in Paris in 1776. The London Chronicle, an anti-ministerial paper, in its issue for January, 1776, gives the following description of the flag of an American cruiser that had been captured: In the The New England flag. Admiralty Office is the flag of a provincial privateer. The
U. S., May 19, 1861. Mustered out, Aug. 3, 1861. First Lieutenant, Adjutant, 15th Mass. Infantry, Aug. 8, 1861. Captain, Assistant Adj. General, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 16, 1861. Brevet Major, U. S. Volunteers, July 30, 1864. Mustered out, Nov. 22, 1865. Died at Jamaica, R. I., Feb. 23, 1894. Hildreth, Joseph S. Born in Massachusetts. Major, Surgeon, U. S. Volunteers, Feb. 9. 1863. Brevet Lieut. Colonel, Nov. 30, 1865. Mustered out, Dec. 10, 1865. Died, July 22, 1870. Hill, George William. Born in New Hampshire. Appointed from Massachusetts. First Lieutenant, 13th U. S. Infantry, May 4, 1861. Captain, May 20, 1863. Transferred to 31st U. S. Infantry, Sept. 21, 1866. Transferred to 22d U. S. Infantry, May 15, 1869. Mustered out, Jan. 1, 1871. Hincks, Edward Winslow. See General Officers. Hobart, Charles. Born at Hingham, Mass., Aug. 6, 1836. Second Lieutenant, 1st Oreg. Cavalry, Jan. 16, 1862. First Lieutenant, Oct. 12, 1865. Mustered out, July 25,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, Index of names of persons. (search)
Higginson, H. L., 216, 531 Higginson, J. J., 216, 294, 532 Higginson, J. P., 582 Higginson, Louisa G., 582 Higginson, R. M., 294 Higginson, T. W., 294, 490, 605, 608, 658 Higginson, Waldo, 579 High, Thomas, 294 Hight, C. M., 294 Hildreth, A. E., 582 Hildreth, C. F., 382 Hildreth, C. F. P., 72 Hildreth, J. A., 294 Hildreth, J. S., 421, 532 Hill, Asa, 582 Hill, C. H., 72 Hill, C. J., 72 Hill, D. H., 658 Hill, E. K., 392 Hill, E. R., 294 Hill, F. S., 72 Hill, G. C., 294 Hill, G. W., 422 Hill, J. A., 72 Hill, J. B., 294 Hill, J. C., 469 Hill, J. E., 382 Hill, J. G., 490 Hill, James, 294 Hill, John, 72 Hill, John, 575 Hill, L., 575 Hill, L. W., 72 Hill, O. T., 72 Hill, S. C., 72 Hill, S. S., 582 Hill, T. Q., 72 Hill, W. A., 294 Hill, W. B., 294 Hill, W. R., 582 Hill, William, 294 Hillbourn, A. J., 294 Hilliard, W. H. J., 294 Hillman, B. T., 294 Hillman, J. R., 294 Hillman, R. L., 294 Hills, F. C., 72 Hills, J. S., 294 Hills, R. D., 294 Hilto