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Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909, Company E, 39th Massachusetts Infantry, in the Civil War.—(Iv.) (search)
l. Saturday, March 25. The Regiment was ordered out about daylight to go to the right and assist in re-capturing Fort Stedman, which had just been taken by the enemy. The division marched back, and near the Gurley House was reviewed by President Lincoln. It was then ordered to the left as support to the Sixth Corps, but as no attack was made, it returned to camp about 9 P. M. March 29. The spring campaign was entered upon. The Regiment broke camp about 3 A. M., and was marched to the We remained here while the paroling of the enemy went on, until Saturday, April 15, when we broke camp and began the return march to Petersburg. Sunday, April 16. We reached Farmville in the afternoon, where we received the sad news of President Lincoln's assassination. A gloom rested on the camp that night which will never be forgotten. Friday, April 21. We reached Black's and White's Station in the forenoon. Camp was laid out and a halt made here. During the following days many of
strange if he were the same gentleman who was elected to the board of trustees for the following years, 1823, 1824, and 1825. His last year he was president of the board, and more than once he was one of a special committee to examine Milk Row School, the last time being October 4, 1825. This was Leonard Moody Parker (see Wyman's Charlestown), son of James Parker of Shirley, where he was born January 9, 1789. He became a councilor-at-law, naval officer, and state senator. He married Martha Lincoln of Worcester in 1814, and a daughter, Sarah Rebecca, was born while he lived in Charlestown, March, 1822. If he was the teacher in question, he was about thirty-one years old at that time. The two following winters, when the school was taught by Nathan Blanchard, there was a falling off to 100 pupils, 1822-3, and 107 pupils in 1823-4. This was the showing of the district when the town voted to build a new schoolhouse, spring of 1821, on the Pound lot, on lower Winter Hill Road. T
sburg and of Port Hudson by the Union forces under Grant and under Banks wrenched the majestic river from the Confederate control, and once again, in the words of Lincoln, it flowed unvexed to the sea. The first decisive blow in the recovery of the Mississippi was the capture of Island No.10 in the river opposite the line betweeurg and Port Hudson, and the strategic importance of those great strongholds, both to the Confederacy and to the Union. On November 8, 1862, an order from President Lincoln was issued placing General Nathaniel P. Banks in command of the Department of the Gulf, and relieving General Butler thereof. General Banks, with his staff ave her from the rebels. Thus Farragut became, to a certain extent, master of the river from Port Hudson to Vicksburg. Banks was afterwards blamed by Halleck, Lincoln's Chief of Staff at Washington, for not taking Port Hudson at this time, but as the rebel garrison was from 16,000 to 20,000 strong behind strong fortifications,
rick R., 16. Kinsley, Captain F. R., 3, 4. Kinsley, Major F. R., 11. Kinsley, Willard C., 9, 10, 17. Knapp, Lizzie G., 21, 72. Knapp, Lucy M. (Clark), 21. Knapp, Marion, 21. Knapp, Oren S., 21, 76. Knights Templar, 72. Lapham, Mrs. F. D., 72. Lawrence, Abbott, 73. Lawrence, Amos, 73. Lee, Thomas J., 74. Leland, Anna, 71. Leland, John, 71. Leland, John, Jr., 70. Lexington, Mass., 24, 87. Lexington Institute, 32. Libby, Martha E., 37, 39. Lincoln, Abraham, 9, 11. Lincoln, Martha, 29. Lincoln, Mass., 34. Littlefield, A. M., 68. Littlefield, Catherine W., 66. Littlefield, James M., 66. Littlefield, Joshua, 68. Littlefield, Joshua, Jr., 68. Littlefield, Martha A., 68. Littlefield, Mary Ethelinda, 66. Littlefield, R., 68. Liverpool, Eng., 47. Locke, Ann W., 33, 34. Locke, John F., 4, 17. Locke, Lucy Brooks, 21. Long, Michael, 78. Lovett, Washington, 17. Lower Winter Hill Primary, 36. Lower Winter Hill School, 30. Ludkin, Aaron, 78. Magoun, 39