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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 16 0 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 18: the Capital secured.--Maryland secessionists Subdued.--contributions by the people. (search)
and down that great thoroughfare to Courtlandt Street and the Jersey City Ferry. The side-walks all the way were densely packed with men, women, and children. Banners were streaming everywhere. Banners from balcony, banners from steeple, Banners from house to house, draping the people; Banners upborne by all-men, women, and children, Banners on horses' fronts, flashing, bewild'ring! The shipping at the ferry was brilliant with flags. Already the Eighth Massachusetts Regiment, Colonel Timothy Monroe, See pages 401 and 402. accompanied by General Benjamin F. Butler, one of the most remarkable men of our time, had passed through the vast throng that was waiting for the New York Seventh, and being greeted with hearty huzzas and the gift of scores of little banners by the people. At sunset all had gone over the Hudson — the New York Seventh and Massachusetts Eighth--and crossed New Jersey by railway to the banks of the Delaware. It had been a Private of the Seventh Regiment..
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 21: beginning of the War in Southeastern Virginia. (search)
d the threats of rebellious men in arms, of punishment for his insolence, he defied the enemies of his country. Those guns taught Letcher prudence, and Wise caution, and Lee circumspection, and Jefferson Davis respectful consideration. The immense importance of the post was Fortress Monroe in 1861. this was the most extensive military work in the country. It was commenced in 1819, and was completed at a cost of two millions five hundred thousand dollars. It was named in honor of President Monroe. Its walls, faced with heavy blocks of granite, are thirty-five feet in thickness, and casemated below. It is entirely surrounded by a deep moat filled with water; and the peninsula, known as old Point Comfort, on which it is constructed, is connected with the main by a narrow isthmus of sand, and by a Bridge in the direction of the village of Hampton. The picture is a bird's-eye view of the fort and its surroundings in 1861. beginning at the top of the picture, we see, on the extre
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 72.--the Eighth Regiment of Massachusetts. (search)
Doc. 72.--the Eighth Regiment of Massachusetts. The staff officers of the Regiment are as follows: Timothy Monroe of Lynn, Colonel; Edward W. Hinks of Lynn, Lieutenant-Colonel; Andrew Elwell of Gloucester, Major; C. M. Merritt of Lynn, Sergeant-Major; E. A. Ingalls of Lynn, Quartermaster; H. E. Monroe of Lynn, Quartermaster's Sergeant; R. G. Asher of Lynn, Paymaster; Dr. B. B. Breed of Lynn, Surgeon; Warren Tapley of Lynn, Surgeon's Mate; John T. Cole of Lynn, Regiment Clerk. On the route of the Regiment at the Jersey City depot, an affecting incident occurred. Col. Monroe being loudly called for, appeared, surrounded by Gen. Butler, Quartermaster-General John Moran, Col. Hinks, and the rest of the staff. A. W. Griswold, Esq., a prominent member of the New York bar, stepped forward, holding in his hand a magnificent silk flag, mounted on a massive hickory staff. He addressed the commandant of the 8th Regiment as follows: Col. Monroe--Sir, you. are from Massachusetts; G
ourth, at Quincy; Colonel Jones of the Sixth, at Pepperell; and Colonel Monroe of the Eighth, at Lynn. The order was to muster the regiments ave the city until the 18th. The field and staff officers were Timothy Monroe, of Lynn, colonel; Edward W. Hinks, of Lynn, lieutenant-colonel; Andrew Elwell, of Gloucester, major. Colonel Monroe resigned on the 12th of May: and, on the 16th of May, Edward W. Hinks was elected colone men's uniforms. The fact being presented to the President by Colonel Monroe, he ordered them to be furnished with army trousers and blouses made and forwarded by the ladies of Lynn. On the 12th of May, Colonel Monroe resigned his commission, and Lieutenant-Colonel Hinks was electacancy. In acknowledgment of the long and valuable services of Colonel Monroe in the militia of his State and country, Governor Andrew directn devoted. Major-General Sutton will transmit this letter to Colonel Monroe, together with his discharge. By order of His Excellency Joh
tly as to the purchase or employment of the steamers, and also with General Cameron. The strong inclination of the Government is to purchase rather than charter vessels; and I think the arrangement can be made to sell them. But to-morrow they are to have a detailed report of the number of vessels already engaged, and I am promised a definite answer on Wednesday. I took Senator Wilson with me, and consulted Colonel Lawrence, the senior officer in command of the Massachusetts men, and Colonel Monroe, and the quartermaster of the Sixth Regiment, as to the supplies and stores which should be retained for the hospital service and the comfort of the troops, and we have examined the invoice and made the selection; and I have the promise that by one o'clock the business shall be put through the proper department. The Sixth Massachusetts Regiment left Washington yesterday, under General Butler's orders, for the Relay House, between Annapolis Junction and Baltimore. Their future destin