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collect in squads and capture or shoot pickets, or commit other depredations. Hence expeditions, such as the one I accompanied, always go out in the night. Small parties are the best for this purpose, and ours consisted of four men besides Captain Newcomb and myself. The Captain had information that five men of the Stafford Rangers were in the country, about ten miles outside of our lines. All of these men had families or friends in the neighborhood, and were stopping at their own homes oly risk life and liberty with the prospect of capturing a blanket or an overcoat. We knew the rendezvous of the party we were after and the residences or stopping-places of most of them. Some of the same clan had already been captured by Captain Newcomb. If it should be one of their gathering nights, there was a chance that we might take the whole party together; otherwise, our design was to take the individuals from their abiding-places. We were piloted by a scout named Hogan, one of t
29. rallying song of the sixteenth regiment Iowa Volunteers. this song was written by a volunteer in the sixteenth regiment. He was a member of Captain Newcomb's company, and went from Dubuque.--Dubuque, (Iowa) Times, May 2. air--The Old Granite State. We have come from the prairies-- We have come from the prairies-- We have come from the prairies Of the young Hawkeye State; With our fathers' deeds before us, And their starry banner o'er us, For the land they rescued for us, We will welcome any fate. We have left our cheerful quarters, By the Mississippi's waters, And our wives, and sons, and daughters, For the fierce and bloody fight; But they will not deplore us, With the foe encamped before us, For the God who watches o'er us Will himself protect the right. chorus.--We have come from the prairies. From the dear Dubuque we rally, And the swift Missouri's valley, And to combat forth we sally With the armies of the free; Like the flood that flows forever, We will flee the ba
ay 1 inch long, and injecting into the space between them, under pressure, turpentine, bleached oil, or other liquid of high refractive power. When the glass attains the required curvature, close the stop-cock and mount the fluidlens for use. The lens of the new Naval Observatory at Washington has been made by Alvan Clarke & Sons, of Cambridgeport, Mass. It is 26 inches in diameter; the telescope is now in working position in the building erected for it under the superintendence of Professor Newcomb. See the following varieties : — Achromatic lens.Meniscus. Aplanatic lens.Microscopic lens. Bull's-eye.Multiplying-lens. Coddington lens.Object-glass. Concavo-convex lens.Orthoscopic lens. Condensing-lens.Pebble. Convex lens.Periscopic lens. Convexo-concave lens.Photographic lens. Convexo-convex lens.Plano-concave lens. Crossed lens.Plano-convex lens. Cylindrical lens.Polyoptron. Diacaustic lens.Polyscope. Diamond-lens.Polyzonal lens. Double-concave lens.Spectacle-le
eatonApr. 23, 1867. 67,524FroelichAug. 6, 1867. 81,080GoodrichAug. 18, 1868. 87,810WheelockMar. 16, 1869. 93,459MacaulayAug. 10, 1869. 98,409Pratt et al.Dec. 28, 1869. 99,122WarnerJan. 25, 1870. 102,787DulaneyMay 10, 1870. 103,609HawkinsMay 31, 1870. 25. Tension Devices. (continued). No.Name.Date. 103,643MooneyMay 31, 1870. 110,424BennettDec. 27, 1870. 113,027CrumbMar. 28, 1871. 115,756McCarthyJune 6, 1871. 117,644KimballAug. 1, 1871. 119,589EstabrookeOct. 3, 1871. 123,038NewcombJan. 23, 1872. 123,054SpearJan. 23, 1872. 125,535BromleyApr. 9, 1872. 127,982MerrickJune 18, 1872. 129,195WilliamsJuly 16, 1872. 129,761StackpoleJuly 23, 1872. 130,288FairfieldAug. 6, 1872. 136,626TiffanyMar. 11, 1873. 138,381ColesApr. 29, 1873. 148,773StetsonMar. 17, 1874. 149,566BlakeApr. 14, 1874. (Reissue.)5,859EvansMay 5, 1874. 154,084RehfussAug. 11, 1874. 26. Thread-Cutters. 16,713BurnhamMar. 3, 1857. 52,398Dennis et al.Feb. 6, 1866. 67,501SawyerAug. 6, 1867. 90,95
John G. B. Adams, Reminiscences of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment, Chapter 5: battles at Peach Orchard, Glendale and Malvern Hill. (search)
r uniforms. We had a hand-to-hand fight for a few moments, when we discovered that we were being flanked and withdrew to the edge of the woods. Under a terrible fire we changed front. Our brave Major How fell, never to rise again; Colonel Hincks was supposed to be mortally wounded and was carried from the field; Lieut. David Lee was killed, and the ground was strewn with our dead and wounded comrades. For a moment the regiment was in confusion, but Captain Weymouth, assisted by Sergeant-Major Newcomb and others, rallied the men on the colors and the line was at once reformed and our position held. Capt. Edmund Rice was in command of the regiment. He was noted for his coolness and bravery, and the men had confidence in him. As I looked down the line of Company A many places were vacant. Ed. Hale, Volney P. Chase, Charles Boynton and several others were killed, while the list of wounded could not be ascertained at that time. Company A had lost men by death, but this was the fir
John G. B. Adams, Reminiscences of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment, Chapter 7: battle of Fredericksburg and Marye's Heights. (search)
were up and going forward. Captain Weymouth fell, shot in the leg, which was afterwards amputated. Captain Mahoney took command of the regiment, and he was also seen to fall, shot in the arm and side. Down went the color bearers again. Lieutenant Newcomb grasped one, a color corporal another. Newcomb fell, shot through both legs, and as he went down he handed the color to me. Next fell the color corporal, and the flag he held was grasped by Sergeant Merrill, who was soon wounded. Another Newcomb fell, shot through both legs, and as he went down he handed the color to me. Next fell the color corporal, and the flag he held was grasped by Sergeant Merrill, who was soon wounded. Another seized the color, but he was shot immediately, and as it fell from his hands the officer who already had one caught it. By obliquing to the left, followed by the regiment, we got out of the line of fire for a time, and lay down. I do not mention this fact to show that I was braver than other men, for every man of the old regiment on the field would have done the same had opportunity offered, but my services were recognized by promotion to first lieutenant, and I was afterwards given a Medal
. Murphy, John,21Somerville, Ma.Mar. 15, 1864Transferred Apr. 23, 1864 to Navy. Murphy, William J.,26Boston, Ma.Jan. 25, 1864Jan. 28, 1864, rejected recruit. Newhall, Charles E.,24Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Newcomb, Charles J.,32Norton, Ma.Sept. 17, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Newcomb, James,33Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Neil, James A.,19Northbridge, Ma.June 30, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. NiNewcomb, James,33Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Neil, James A.,19Northbridge, Ma.June 30, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Nichols, Robert C.,27Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Nov. 5, 1862, 2d Lieut. 13th Battery. O'Conner, Patrick,27Chelsea, Ma.Dec. 31, 1863Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. O'Donnell, Peter,21Pittsfield, Ma.Jan. 4, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Owens, Michael,23Dedham, Ma.Feb. 19, 1864Died Aug. .., 1864, transport Mississippi. Second Battery Light Artillery, Massachusetts Volunteers—(three years.)—Continued. Name and Rank.Age.Residence orDate of Muster.Termination of Service and Ca<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, XXIV. a half-century of American literature (1857-1907) (search)
and Percy McKaye. The leader of English dramatic criticism, William Archer, found within the last year, as he tells us, no less than eight or nine notable American dramas in active representation on the stage, whereas eight years earlier there was but one. Similar signs of promise are showing themselves in the direction of literature, social science, and higher education generally, all of which have an honored representative, still in middle life, in Professor George E. Woodberry. Professor Newcomb has just boldly pointed out that we have intellectually grown, as a nation, from the high school of our Revolutionary ancestors to the college; from the college we have grown to the university stage. Now we have grown to a point where we need something beyond the university. What he claims for science is yet more needed in the walks of pure literature, and is there incomparably harder to attain, since it has there to deal with that more subtle and vaster form of mental action which
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing), V. Conversations in Boston. (search)
y occasional members. The list recalls how much talent, beauty, and worth were at that time constellated here:— Mrs. George Bancroft, Mrs. Barlow, Miss Burley, Mrs. L. M. Child, Miss Mary Channing, Miss Sarah Clarke, Mrs. E. P. Clark, Miss Dorr, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. R. W. Emerson, Mrs. Farrar, Miss S. J. Gardiner, Mrs. R. W. Hooper, Mrs. S. Hooper, Miss Haliburton, Miss Howes, Miss E. Hoar, Miss Marianne Jackson, Mrs. T. Lee, Miss Littlehale, Mrs. E. G. Loring, Mrs. Mack, Mrs. Horace Mann, Mrs. Newcomb, Mrs. Theodore Parker, Miss E. P. Peabody, Miss S. Peabody, Mrs. S. Putnam, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Josiah Quincy, Miss B. Randall, Mrs. Samuel Ripley, Mrs. George Ripley, Mrs. George Russell, Miss Ida Russell, Mrs. Frank Shaw, Miss Anna B. Shaw, Miss Caroline Sturgis, Miss Tuckerman, Miss Maria White, Mrs. S. G. Ward, Miss Mary Ward, Mrs. W. Whiting. In this company of matrons and maids, many tender spirits had been set in ferment. A new day had dawned for them; new thoughts had opened; th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of Wise's Brigade, 1861-5. (search)
1,000 left of the 2,850 who returned from Charleston in April, 1864, Less than half were paroled of 2,400 who charged at Howlett's. Their last, after fighting in nineteen battles, was their most glorious charge; and they fired the last guns of the infantry at Appomattox. Of this and other commands, Gloucester's dead were piled on every battle field: Page, Taylor, Fitzhugh, Puller, Ellis, Robins, Hibble, Baytop, Millers, Roane, Bridges, Banks, Norton, Amory, Cooke, Edwards, Griffin, Massey, Newcomb, Bristow, Jones, Barry, Ware, Simcoe, R. B. Jones, Kenan, Pitts, Pointer, Leigh, Jeff Dutton, Elijah Dutton, Vincent Edwards, Dunstan, Hughes, Evans, Cary, Thos. Robins, Freeman, John Roane, Jenkins, Hobday, Albert Roane, Ransome, White, J. W. Robins, Woodland, Cooper, Summerson, Williams, Hogg, Sparrow, T. J. Hibble, Alex. Dutton, John Edwards, Rich, Dutton again, Dunbar Edwards, Gwyn—I cease to call the roll, for they are absent by fifties and hundreds, and not a man answers to his name!
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