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Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904 110 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 65 7 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 7, 4th edition. 34 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 12 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 12 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 8 8 0 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 7 1 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 6 2 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 6 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 3 1 Browse Search
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I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire. Washington was then a little past forty-three years of age. He left Philadelphia for Cambridge a week later, where he arrived on July 2; and at about nine o'clock on the morning of the 3d, standing in the shade of an elm-tree in Cambridge, he formally assumed the command of the army, then numbering about 16,000 men, all New-Englanders. The following were appointed his assistants: Artemas Ward, Charles Lee, Philip Schuyler, and Israel Putnam, major-generals; and Seth Pomeroy, Richard Montgomery, David Wooster, William Heath, Joseph Spencer, John Thomas, John Sullivan, and Nathaniel Greene, brigader-generals. Horatio Gates was appointed as adjutant-general. The pay of a major-general was fixed at $166 a month; of a brigadier-general, $125; of the adjutant-general, $125; commissary-general of stores and provisions, $80; quartermaster-general, $80; deputy quartermaster-general, $40: paymaster-general, $100; deputy paymaster-g
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baltimore, (search)
in, who was a disowned member of the Society of Friends, and had witnessed the sudden growing lukewarmness of the Congress, fearing the effect of Howe's proclamation upon both, strongly recommended the removal of that body from Philadelphia. General Putnam, who had been sent to that city to fortify it, earnestly seconded Mifflin's proposition; and the Congress, trembling for their personal safety, gladly complied, and adjourned (Dec. 12), to meet at Baltimore, Dec. 20. Putnam was invested withPutnam was invested with almost absolute control of military affairs in Philadelphia, and the Congress delegated its executive powers to a resident committee composed of Robert Morris, George Clymer, and George Walton, to act in their behalf during their absence. In Baltimore, the Congress reassembled (Dec. 20, 1776) in a spacious brick building that stood until within a few years, with fronts on Baltimore, Sharpe, and Liberty streets, and where, on the 23d, Rev. Patrick Allison, first minister of the Presbyterian Ch
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beebe, Bezaleel, 1741-1824 (search)
Beebe, Bezaleel, 1741-1824 Military officer; born in Litchfield, Conn., April 28, 1741; was one of the Rogers Rangers, and was engaged in the fight in which Putnam was taken, also in the capture of Montreal in 1760. In July, 1775, he was commissioned lieutenant and sent to Boston. In 1776 he saw active service in New York and New Jersey, and was taken prisoner at the capture of Fort Washington and confined in New York nearly a year. Towards the end of the Revolution he was appointed brigadier-general and commander of all the Connecticut troops for sea-coast defence. He died in Litchfield, May 29, 1824.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dalzell, James, (search)
Dalzell, James, Military officer; was in early life a companion of Israel Putnam. He marched to the relief of the garrison of Detroit with 260 men in 1763; and on July 30, the day after his arrival, he led a sally against the Indians, in which they were badly defeated. During the struggle Dalzell was killed. The rivulet which was the scene of this defeat is known to this day as Bloody Run.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Putnam, Israel 1718- (search)
Putnam, Israel 1718- Military officer; born in Salem (the part now Danvers), Mass., Jan. 7, 171 major. While Abercrombie was resting Israel Putnam in 1776. securely in his intrenchments at ing-parties, and he sent out Majors Rogers and Putnam to intercept them. Apprised of this movement,, within a mile of Fort Anne, the left, led by Putnam, fell into an ambuscade of Indians, who attackorward and captured the brave leader. Binding Putnam to a tree (where his garments were riddled by Indians were defeated, when his captor unbound Putnam and took him deeper into the forest to torture they were renewed with greater intensity, and Putnam lost all hope, when a French officer dashed thairs at Lexington and Concord (April 20, 1775) Putnam was in his field, with tow blouse and leather until his death, May 19, 1790. The sign on Putnam's tavern bore a fulllength portrait of General with esteem, your honors' humble servant, Israel Putnam. To the Honorable County Court, to be held[5 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Putnam, Rufus 1738-1824 (search)
Putnam, Rufus 1738-1824 Military officer; a cousin of Gen. Israel Putnam; born in Sutton, Mass., April 9, 1738; served in the French and Indian War from 1757 to 1760, and on the surrender of Montreal (1760) married and settled in Braintree, Mass., as a mill-wright. He was studious; acquired a good knowledge of mathematics, surveying, and navigation; was a deputy surveyor in Florida before the Revolution; and entered the army at Cambridge in 1775 as lieutenant-colonel. The ability he displen then employed in that service. He was appointed chief engineer (August, 1776), but soon afterwards left that branch of the service to take command of a Massachusetts regiment. He was with the Northern army in 1777, and in 1778 he, with General Putnam, superintended the construction of the fortifications at West Point. After the capture of Stony Point he commanded a regiment in Wayne's brigade, and served to the end of the campaign. He was made a brigadier-general in 1783. He was aide t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Salem, Ma. (search)
n, had set up an independent plantation at a place which they named Mount Wollaston (afterwards Quincy, Mass.), which soon fell under the control of a pettifogger of Furnival's Inn, named Morton, who, being a convivial and licentious character, changed the name to Merry Mount, and conducted him. A street in Salem. self in a most shameless manner. He sold powder and shot to the Indians; gave refuge to runaway servants; and, setting up a May-pole, he and his companions Birthplace of Israel Putnam at Salem. danced around it, sang ribald and obscene songs, broached a cask of wine and a hogshead of ale, and held a great revel and carousal there, to the great scandal of all the Puritan settlers. Morton was in England when Endicott came. The rigid Puritan, finding Merry Mount to be within the domain of the Massachusetts charter, proceeded to cut down the May-pole, and called the place Mount Dagon. He rebuked the settlers there, lectured them severely on the folly of amusements, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tarbox, increase Niles 1815-1888 (search)
Tarbox, increase Niles 1815-1888 Author; born in East Windsor, Conn., Feb. 11, 1815; graduated at Yale College in 1839; studied theology and became pastor of a Congregational church in Framington, Mass., in 1844; later was made secretary of the American College and Education Society of Boston. His publications include The curse, or the position occupied in history by the race of Ham; Life of Israel Putnam, Major-General in the Continental army; Sir Walter Raleigh and his colony in America, etc. He died in West Newton, Mass., May 3, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trumbull, Jonathan 1710-1785 (search)
College in 1759. When the Revolutionary War broke out, he was an active member of the Connecticut Assembly, and its speaker. From 1775 to 1778 he was paymaster of the Northern army; and in 1780 he was secretary and first aide to Washington, remaining in the military family of the commander-in-chief until the close of the war. He was a member of Congress from 1789 to 1795; speaker from 1791 to 1795; United States Senator in 1795-96; lieutenant-governor of Connecticut in 1796; and governor from 1797 until his death in Lebanon, Aug. 7, 1809. Librarian; born in Norwich, Conn., Jan. 23, 1844; received an academic education; member of the Connecticut Historical Society; president of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is the author of The Lebanon War office; The defamation of Revolutionary patriots: a vindication of General Israel Putnam; Joseph Trumbull, first commissary-general of the Continental army; The share of Connecticut in the Revolution, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
phalet Dyer, Roger Sherman, and Silas Deane elected at Norwich to the first Continental Congress......June 6, 1774 Israel Putnam, of Pomfret, Conn., hastens to Boston on hearing of the battle of Lexington; arrives......April 21, 1775 [Riding o.1778 General Tryon, from Kingsbridge, N. Y., with 1,500 troops, destroys the salt-works at Horseneck, Conn. Here General Putnam is said to have ridden down a declivity in escaping......March 26, 1779 Benedict Arnold plunders and burns New Lontes ratified by Connecticut; vote 128 to 40......Jan. 9, 1788 Wooden clocks first made at Waterbury......1790 Gen. Israel Putnam dies at Brookline, Conn.......May 19, 1790 Connecticut bestows upon citizens, especially those of Danbury, Fairf alcohol on the human system, is issued and distributed to the schools......September, 1887 Equestrian statue of Gen. Israel Putnam erected at Brooklyn, Windham county, and unveiled......Jan. 14, 1888 First Monday in September designated a publ
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