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officer — added: Old Abe Lincoln will never make a Union man of me; I'll pack myself and wife in a buggy and be off for New Orleans. Some of the other citizens manifested a similar spirit, but, on being shown the folly of their course, concluded to remain. After examining the battery, Commander Smith returned to the Lewis and ordered away two large boats, the same which were brought out on the Constitution, and they proceeded, under command of Acting-Master Ryder, accompanied by Acting-Master Merriam and Midshipman Woodward, of the Lewis, to the wharf, for the purpose of bringing off the guns. The crews dismounted two guns-one light and one heavy six-pounder — and carried them to the boats, and returning took off the carriages — both pivots of home manufacture --and plat-forms. While thus engaged, the Union sailors were watching a crowd of about twenty boys and men, mostly foreigners, who sat around; and as the guns were being removed inquired sarcastically: We expect a thousan<
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 87.-the campaign in Florida. (search)
Doc. 87.-the campaign in Florida. General Gillmore's despatch. Baldwin, Fla., February 9. To Major-General H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief: General: I have the honor to report that a part of my command, under Brigadier-General F. Seymour, convoyed by the gunboat Norwich, Captain Merriam, ascended St. John's River on the seventh instant, and landed at Jacksonville on the afternoon of that day. The advance, under Colonel Guy V. Henry, comprising the Fortieth Massachusetts infantry, independent battalion of Massachusetts cavalry under Major Stevens, and Elders's horse battery of First artillery, pushed forward into the interior. On the night of the eighth, passed by the enemy drawn up in line of battle at Camp Vinegar, seven miles from Jacksonville, surprised and captured a battery three miles in the rear of the camp, about midnight, and reached this place about sunrise this morning. At our approach, the enemy absconded, sunk the steamer St. Mary's, and burned two hundr
s adopted: and the committee appointed on the part of the Senate were Messrs. Stone of Essex, Bonney of Middlesex, Northend of Essex, Rogers of Suffolk, Davis of Bristol, Walker of Middlesex, and Cole of Berkshire; on the part of the House, Messrs. Bullock of Worcester, Calhoun of Springfield, Branning of Lee, Davis of Greenfield, Tyler of Boston, Coffin of Newburyport, Peirce of Dorchester, Peirce of New Bedford, Jewell of Boston, Gifford of Provincetown, Clark of Lowell, Kimball of Lynn, Merriam of Fitchburg, Bamfield of West Roxbury, and Hyde of Newton. Mr. Northend, of Essex, introduced a bill of eighteen sections, entitled a bill to provide for the disciplining and instruction of a military force. Petitions were presented of James W. White, and eighty others of Grafton, and of the commissioned officers of the Twelfth Regiment of Infantry (Colonel Webster), severally for an act to legalize the appropriations of cities and towns in behalf of the volunteer militia, and for ot
rtant part. We passed long lines of wagons and ambulances. Arrived at headquarters at two o'clock, having rode about twenty miles. I had been within four miles of Richmond. Dined with the General, and spent most of the afternoon with him. He is enthusiastic in his praise of colored troops, and is trying to have in his command a corps composed entirely of them. He said the slave negroes make the best soldiers. The evening I passed pleasantly around the camp-fire with the officers, and Mr. Merriam, the correspondent of the New-York Herald. Oct. 29.—After breakfasting with the General, and hearing him examine a secesh widow, who owned a large farm in the vicinity, and who asked to be furnished rations during the winter, although she has a son in the rebel army, I bade good-by to him and his officers, and, taking my place in an ambulance, departed for Bermuda Hundred, where Colonel Dodge, provost-marshal of the Army of the James, put the steamer Reindeer at my disposal, to take me
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Sixteenth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
inter quarters at Falmouth, engaging in the mud march of January, 1863. At Chancellorsville, May 3, the regiment met heavy loss, and its division commander, General Berry, was killed. It was closely engaged at Gettysburg in command of Lieutenant-Colonel Merriam. In December it went into winter quarters at Brandy Station, having taken part in the movements about the Rappahannock and at Mine Run. In the campaign of 1864 the regiment formed part of the 2d Corps, and was engaged at the Wilderness May 5 and again on May 6, taking part at Spotsylvania May 10 and in the battle of Spotsylvania Court House May 12, when Lieutenant-Colonel Merriam was killed. It engaged in the actions about North Anna and Cold Harbor, and, moving to Petersburg, it took active part in the assaults of June 16-18, and remained afterward engaged in the siege until the expiration of its term of service, July 11; withdrawing from the front, it reached Massachusetts July 22, and was mustered out of service July 27,
tic, the forts below the city being the objective point: Orleans battalion artillery (two companies), Captains Hebrard and Gomez, 57 men; First company Chasseurs-a-pied, Captain St. Paul, 44 men; Chasseurs d'orleans, Captain Hendolve, 15 men; the Jaegers (German), Captain Peter, 23 men; Lafayette Guards, 27 men. Total, 166; Maj. Paul E. Theard, Battalion d'artillerie, commanding. A third expedition, comprising members of that old and picturesque organization, the Continental Guards, Lieutenant Merriam commanding, stepped on board the Mobile mail boat, to stop short at Fort Pike at the Rigolets. No defense was offered against these triple movements. Each was backed by ample force. At each call, the arsenal at Baton Rouge, Forts Jackson, St. Philip and Pike surrendered in turn to the State troops without a blow. Transfer of relieving troops was soon called into use The Continental Guards—gentlemen associated with many pleasant functions, present and past—grown weary of Fort Pike
se of the English began. Among the foremost were the minute men of Reading, led by John Brooks, and accompanied by Foster the minister of Littleton as a volunteer. The company of Billerica, whose inhabitants, in their just indignation at Nesbit and his soldiers, had openly resolved to use a different style from that of petition Chap. XXVIII} 1775. April 19. and complaint, came down from the north, while the East Sudbury company appeared on the south. little below the Bedford road, at Merriam's corner, the British faced about; but after a sharp encounter, in which several of them were killed, they were compelled to resume their retreat. At the high land in Lincoln, the old road bent towards the north; just where great trees on the west, thickets on the east, and stone walls in every direction, offered cover to the pursuers. The men from Woburn came up in great numbers, and well armed. Along these defiles, eight of the British were left. Here Pitcairn was forced to quit his
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Medford in the War of the Revolution. (search)
n instant Revere thought of the Medford road which he had passed a moment before. Suddenly wheeling, he dashed back toward Winter Hill, and was well on his way to Medford before the astonished horsemen had extricated themselves from a clay-pit in which they found themselves floundering. Early on the morning of the 19th the minute-men were in motion. The company consisted of fifty-nine men. Tradition says that they joined Maj. John Brooks and the Reading men, encountered the British at Merriam's Corner, and pursued them to their boats. It was not strange that the Medford company should follow Major Brooks. He was a Medford boy, and only two years before had left the home of Dr. Simon Tufts, where he was educated, to practice medicine in Reading. Probably some of the men had been drilled by him in school-boy days in the vacant lot back of the doctor's house. Scarcely can we imagine the excitement of that day. The regulars had started on their second expedition, and this time
stop him. He turned and pushed for the Medford road, and got clear of them. He says, I went through Medford over the bridge and up to Menotomy. In Medford I waked the Captain of the Minute Men, and after that, I alarmed almost every house till I got to Lexington. Miss Helen T. Wild in her History of Medford in the Revolution says, Captn Hall and his company marched to Lexington and there joined Captn John Brooks and his Reading company . . . . The combined companies met the British at Merriam's Corner and followed them to Charlestown Ferry, continuing their fire until the last of the troops had embarked. The Medford company was in the 37th Mass. Regiment, commanded by Col. Thos. Gardner. In the account of the Battle of Bunker Hill in his Siege of Boston, Frothingham says, After the British landed, this regiment (Gardner's) was stationed in the road leading to Lechmere's Point, and late in the day was ordered to Charlestown. On arriving at Bunker Hill, General Putnam ordered p
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 28., Medford and her Minute Men, April 19, 1775. (search)
ong seventeen miles, long for the able-bodied who had been without sleep since ten o'clock on the evening before, and longer for the wounded, who were now numerous. As the column moved, the hills along the road were swarming with Provincials— five thousand of them, wrote Ensign De Bernice of the tenth regiment. It is probable that some, at least, of the Medford Minute Men were among the unorganized troops skirting the road on the higher level of the hills. Out of Concord about a mile is Merriam's corner, and here it is commonly said that Captain Hall's men fell in with the Reading company under Major John Brooks. Here the battle suspended at the North bridge was renewed, with fatalities on both sides. At this point American reinforcements came in, to the number of one thousand one hundred and forty-seven, bringing their forces, at the most, up to fifteen hundred, somewhat less than the five thousand who appeared in the exaggerated vision of the ensign. In no formal list of the
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