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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 12 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), O'Brien, Jeremiah 1740- (search)
O'Brien, Jeremiah 1740- Naval officer; born in Scarboro, Me., in 1740. On hearing of the affair at Lexington (April, 1775), he and four brothers, and a few volunteers, captured a British armed schooner in Machias Bay, May 11, 1775. Jeremiah was the leader. It was the first naval victory, and the first blow struck on the water, after the war began. O'Brien soon afterwards made other captures. and he was commissioned a captain in the Massachusetts navy. He commanded a privateer, but was captured, and suffered six months in the Jersey prison-ship (q. v.). He was also confined in Mill Prison, England, a year, when he escaped and returned home. At the was commissioned a captain in the Massachusetts navy. He commanded a privateer, but was captured, and suffered six months in the Jersey prison-ship (q. v.). He was also confined in Mill Prison, England, a year, when he escaped and returned home. At the time of his death, Oct. 5, 1818, O'Brien was collector of customs at Machias.
e town if Mowatt is not restored; being released on parole, Mowatt weighs anchor, sails for Portsmouth......May 9, 1775 An English schooner, the Margranetto, loading at Machias, is seized by a party of volunteers under Benjamin Foster and Jeremiah O'Brien; after capturing this prize O'Brien sails into the Bay of Fundy, and on his return captures a schooner and tender which were in search of the Margranetto......June, 1775 Col. Benedict Arnold, with a force of about 1,100 men, passes up theO'Brien sails into the Bay of Fundy, and on his return captures a schooner and tender which were in search of the Margranetto......June, 1775 Col. Benedict Arnold, with a force of about 1,100 men, passes up the Kennebec to attack Quebec......September, 1775 Captain Mowatt arrives in Falmouth (now Portland) with four armed vessels, Oct. 17, with orders from Admiral Graves to destroy the town, which he burns......Oct. 18, 1775 Warren incorporated; first town on St. George River......Nov. 7, 1776 Fryeburg, scene of Lovewell's fight in 1725, incorporated......Jan. 11, 1777 Counties of York, Cumberland, and Lincoln, by vote of Congress, erected into the District of Maine ......1778 British
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died., List of Massachusetts officers and soldiers killed in action. (search)
s. Inf.,Petersburg, Va.,March 25, 1865. O'Brien, James,20th Mass. Inf.,Gettysburg, Pa.,July 2, 1863. O'Brien, James, Lieut. Col.,48th Mass. Inf.,Port Hudson, La.,May 27, 1863. O'Brien, James,12th Mass. Inf.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. O'Brien, Jeremiah,22d Mass. Inf.,Gaines' Mill, Va.,June 27, 1862. O'Brien, Jeremiah,24th Mass. Inf.,Drewry's Bluff, Va.,May 16, 1864. O'Brien, John,9th Mass. Inf.,Gaines' Mill, Va.,June 27, 1862. O'Brien, John Name and rank. Private understO'Brien, Jeremiah,24th Mass. Inf.,Drewry's Bluff, Va.,May 16, 1864. O'Brien, John,9th Mass. Inf.,Gaines' Mill, Va.,June 27, 1862. O'Brien, John Name and rank. Private understood when not otherwise stated.Command.Engagement.Date. O'Brien, John,58th Mass. Inf.,Wilderness, Va.,May 6, 1864. O'Brien, John J.,29th Mass. Inf.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. O'Connell, Bartholomew, 1st Sergt.,27th Mass. Inf.,Kinston, N. C.,March 8, 1865. O'Connell, Dennis,25th Mass. Inf.,Cold Harbor, Va.,June 3, 1864. O'Connell, James,19th Mass. Inf.,White Oak Swamp, Va.,June 30, 1862. O'Connell, Timothy,19th Mass. Inf.,Near Petersburg, Va.,June 19, 1864. O'Conner, Michael,27th Mass.
ericksburg, Va.,Dec. 11, 1862. O'Brien, Edward J.,29th Mass. Inf.,Petersburg, Va.,March 25, 1865. O'Brien, James,20th Mass. Inf.,Gettysburg, Pa.,July 2, 1863. O'Brien, James, Lieut. Col.,48th Mass. Inf.,Port Hudson, La.,May 27, 1863. O'Brien, James,12th Mass. Inf.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. O'Brien, Jeremiah,22d Mass. Inf.,Gaines' Mill, Va.,June 27, 1862. O'Brien, Jeremiah,24th Mass. Inf.,Drewry's Bluff, Va.,May 16, 1864. O'Brien, John,9th Mass. Inf.,Gaines' Mill, Va.,June 27, 1862. ericksburg, Va.,Dec. 11, 1862. O'Brien, Edward J.,29th Mass. Inf.,Petersburg, Va.,March 25, 1865. O'Brien, James,20th Mass. Inf.,Gettysburg, Pa.,July 2, 1863. O'Brien, James, Lieut. Col.,48th Mass. Inf.,Port Hudson, La.,May 27, 1863. O'Brien, James,12th Mass. Inf.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. O'Brien, Jeremiah,22d Mass. Inf.,Gaines' Mill, Va.,June 27, 1862. O'Brien, Jeremiah,24th Mass. Inf.,Drewry's Bluff, Va.,May 16, 1864. O'Brien, John,9th Mass. Inf.,Gaines' Mill, Va.,June 27, 1862.
arby, 437 O'Brien, E. J., 401 O'Brien, F. J., 23 O'Brien, J. J., 402 O'Brien, James, 2d Mass. H. A., 539 O'Brien, James, 12th Mass. Inf., 401 O'Brien, James, 20th Mass. Inf., 401 O'Brien, James, 48th Mass. Inf., 62, 63, 66, 286, 401 O'Brien, Jeremiah, 22d Mass. Inf., 401 O'Brien, Jeremiah, 24th Mass. Inf., 401 O'Brien, John, IX O'Brien, John, 9th Mass. Inf., 401 O'Brien, John, 37th Mass. Inf., 539 O'Brien, John, 58th Mass. Inf., 402 O'Brien, Robert, 539 O'Brien, William, 472 OO'Brien, Jeremiah, 24th Mass. Inf., 401 O'Brien, John, IX O'Brien, John, 9th Mass. Inf., 401 O'Brien, John, 37th Mass. Inf., 539 O'Brien, John, 58th Mass. Inf., 402 O'Brien, Robert, 539 O'Brien, William, 472 O'Brine, J. S., 563 O'Connell, Bartholomew, 402 O'Connell, Dennis, 402 O'Connell, J., 539 O'Connell, J. J., 2d Mass. Inf., 437 O'Connell, J. J., 15th Mass. Inf., 539 O'Connell, James, 9th Mass. Inf., 539 O'Connell, James, 17th Mass. Inf., 472 O'Connell, James, 19th Mass. Inf., 402 O'Connell, M., 539 O'Connell, Michael, 539 O'Connell, P. A., 149 O'Connell, Thomas, 539 O'Connell, Timothy, 402 O'Conner, Michael, 402 O'Conner, William, 539 O'Conners, David, 402 O'Connor, Daniel, 43