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mmunition. The horses are fine, spirited-looking animals, and appeared to be in that condition which will enable them to sustain a good deal of field hardship.--Herald, April 20. The Eighth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, under command of Colonel Timothy Munroe, passed through New York on their march to the south. It is composed of six companies: Newburyport Artillery, Newburyport Light Infantry, Gloucester Artillery, Lynn City Guards, Capt. Hundson, Lynn Light Infantry, Capt. Frazer, Lafayette Guards, Marblehead, Capt. Orne, all of Essex County, numbering twelve hundred. They are all picked men, those of Gloucester and Marblehead being stout and sturdy fishermen; those from Lynn and Newburyport chiefly shoemakers. Many of the members of the two Lynn companies served thoughout the Mexican campaign. All of the men were in the best of spirits. Brig.-Gen. Benj. F. Butler and Quartermaster John Moran, of Boston, accompany the Regiment.--(Doc. 72.)--N. Y. Tribune, April 20.
s coming from abroad until a reasonable time shall have elapsed for it to become known in the country from which they may proceed. At Philadelphia, Pa., Pierce Butler was arrested this afternoon by the United States marshal at the order of the Secretary of War and taken to New York. The arrest was caused by intercepted letters from him giving information to the Confederates.--National Intelligencer, August 21. In Haverhill, Mass., this evening, Ambrose L. Kimball, editor of the Essex County Democrat, was forcibly taken from his house by an excited mob, and, refusing information, was covered with a coat of tar and feathers, and ridden on a rail through the town. Subsequently, under threats of violence, Mr. K. promised to keep his pen dry in aid of rebellion, and was liberated. The town authorities and many good citizens unsuccessfully attempted to quell the mob. Mr. Kimball, after suffering the abuse and indignity of the mob for a long time, made the following affirmation o
cing flash. Above the cloud, the brilliant sky Shines in immortal blue; And light, like Heaven's approving smile, Streams, in its glory, through; Be patient, till the strife is o'er; Have faith to dare and do. With willing heart Heaven's high behest Fulfil without alarm; The foe has planted for our hand, And nursed the conqueror's palm; And He that bade the sea “Be still,” The stormy waves will calm. Then fling the banner to the wind-- The emblem of the free; Strike the sweet harp-tones that proclaim The reign of Liberty; And bid the melody rebound From every trembling key. And count each star that studs the blue, Whate'er the past has been, A wayward wanderer, welcomed back, To fill its place again ;-- A loving band of sister-lights, Just like the Old Thirteen. Strike not one jewel from the crest The loving mother wore; Reset the gems upon her breast, Each where it stood before. Clasp in the glorious cynosure, The whole dear Thirty-Four. --Essex County (Mass.) Mercury, Sept.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Essex Junta, the. (search)
States as his chief hope in the coming election; and believing McHenry and Pickering, of his cabinet, to be unpopular there, he abruptly called upon them to resign. McHenry instantly complied, but Pickering refused, when Adams dismissed him with little ceremony. This event produced much excitement. Bitter animosities were engendered, and criminations and recriminations ensued. The open war in the Federal party was waged by a few leaders, several of whom lived in the maritime county of Essex, Mass., the early home of Pickering, and on that account the irritated President called his assailants and opposers the Essex Junta. He denounced them as slaves to British influence—some lured by monarchical proclivities and others by British gold. A pamphlet from the pen of Hamilton, whom Adams, in conversation, had denounced as a British sympathizer, damaged the President's political prospects materially. The Republicans rejoiced at the charge of British influence. Adams's course caused a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Poore, Benjamin Perley -1887 (search)
Poore, Benjamin Perley -1887 Journalist; born near Newburyport, Mass., Nov. 2, 1820; learned the printer's trade; was attache of the American legation in Brussels in 1841-48; became a Washington newspaper correspondent in 1854, and continued as such during the remainder of his life. His publications include Campaign life of Gen. Zachary Taylor; Agricultural history of Essex county, Mass.; The conspiracy trial for the murder of Abraham Lincoln; Federal and State charters; The political register and congressional Directory; Life of Burnside: Perley's reminiscences of sixty years in the National metropolis, etc. He died in Washington, D. C., May 30, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Salem, Ma. (search)
Salem, Ma. A city and the county seat of Essex county, Mass.; founded in 1626; incorporated as a city in 1836; noted for its historical associations, and its educational and scientific interests; population in 1900, 35,956. After the abandonment of Cape Ann there was a revival of zeal for colonization at Naumkeag (Salem), and John Endicott was chosen, by a new company of adventurers, to lead emigrants thither and be chief manager of the colony. A grant of land, its ocean line extending from 3 miles north of the Merrimac River to 3 miles south of the Charles River, and westward to the Pacific Ocean, was obtained from the council of New England, March 19, 1628, and in June John Endicott, one of the six patentees, sailed for Naumkeag, with a small party, as governor of the new settlement. Those who were there—the remains of Conant's settlers—were disposed to question the claims of the new-comers. An amicable settlement was made, and in commemoration of this adjustment Endicot
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White, Daniel Appleton 1776-1861 (search)
White, Daniel Appleton 1776-1861 Jurist; born in Methuen (now Lawrence), Mass., June 7, 1776; graduated at Harvard College in 1797; admitted to the bar in 1804; member of the legislature of Massachusetts in 1810-15; and was judge of probate of Essex county, Mass., for thirty-eight years. He was the author of Eulogy on George Washington; View of the Court of probate in Massachusetts; New England Congregationalism in its origin and purity, etc. He died in Salem, Mass., March 30, 1861.
mond, June 30, 1862; having in this short time achieved a reputation for military capacity and bravery not surpassed by any. The Seventeenth Regiment was recruited at Camp Schouler, Lynnfield, of which eight companies belonged to the county of Essex, one to Middlesex, and one to Suffolk. Captain Thomas J. C. Amory, of the United-States Army, a graduate of West Point, was commissioned colonel. He belonged to one of the oldest and best families of Massachusetts. He died in North Carolina, warnes graduated at West Point in the same class with Jeff Davis. He was commissioned by President Lincoln brigadier-general of volunteers. The Nineteenth Regiment was organized and recruited at Camp Schouler, Lynnfield. It was composed of Essex-County men. Colonel Edward W. Hinks, of Lynn, who had command of the Eighth Regiment in the three months service, was appointed colonel. This regiment left for Washington on the 28th of August, 1861. Captain Arthur F. Devereux, of Salem, who command
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
ounty in 1860 was $84,637,837, in 1865 it was $90,393,467, being an increase in five years of $5,755,630. According to the returns made by the city and town authorities in 1866, with the exception of Salem and Saugus, which made no return, Essex County furnished 17,806 men for the war. Since that time Salem has made a return, in which it claims to have furnished 2,789. Saugus has made no return, but it probably furnished 210 men. Add these to the returns made in 1866, and they make the wholed its contingent upon every call made by the President, and each at the end of the war had a surplus over and above all demands, which in the aggregate amounted to 1,678. The total amount of expenses incurred by all the cities and towns in Essex County on account of the war, exclusive of State aid paid to the families of volunteers in the army and navy, was $1,409,536.05. The amount paid during the war years for State aid to the families and dependants of volunteers, and which was afterwards
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 6: removal to Muddy Branch. (search)
uilt out of doors in which to bake bread, as few of the chimneys in the camp reached above the top of the tent and there was more or less trouble to make them draw. To remedy this, boards were fastened on the top and shifted with the wind. The regiment had left Lynnfield with much less than its full quota, and the enlisted men of the ten companies were now consolidated into nine, those in Company H being distributed among the others. A new company was then authorized to be raised in Essex county by Charles U. Devereux, the former First Sergeant of the Salem Zouaves and brother of Lieut. Col. Devereux. This company arrived at Muddy Branch on December 13, 1861, bringing with it 125 men. Its complement was but 101, and all over this number were sent to the other companies as recruits. This brought the membership of the regiment up to 939 men. In the new company were many members of the Salem Zouaves who had served through the Three Months Campaign. Beside Capt. Devereux were
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