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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 26, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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there had been repeatedly made pressing applications to him, to warn his company to meet at one minute's warning, equipt with arms and ammunition, according to law; he had constantly denied them, adding, if he did not gratify them, he should be constrained to quit his farms and town: Mr. Brattle told him he had better do that than lose his life and be hanged for a rebel: he observed that many captains had done it, though not in the Regiment to which he belonged, which was and is under Col. Elisha Jones, but in a neighboring Regiment. Mr. Brattle begs leave humbly to query whether it would not be best that there should not be one commission officer of the militia in the Province. This morning the selectmen of Medford came and received their town stock of powder, which was in the arsenal on quarry-hill, so that there is now therein the King's powder only, which shall remain there as a sacred depositum till ordered out by the Captain-General. To his Excellency General Gage, &c. &c
Death of wounded prisoners. --There were sundry deaths of wounded Abolition soldiers at the general hospital during last week.--Among the number were included Captain Elisha Jones, of the 4th Maine Regiment, and 1st Lieut. Bowdoin, of the 11th Massachusetts Regiment. The last named was a connection of a Yankee Professor of some celebrity in a Northern College.