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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 28 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 14 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 7, 4th edition. 12 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 10 2 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 8 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. 6 0 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. 4 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 4 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 4 2 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 3 1 Browse Search
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and this fact presented a formidable barrier to the production of the staple in any but a region like India, where labor can be hired for a price below the cost of subsisting slaves, however wretchedly, in this country. It seemed that the limit of American cotton cultivation had been fully reached, when an event occurred which speedily revolutionized the industry of our slaveholding States and the commerce and manufactures of the world. Eli Whitney, a native of West-borough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, born December 8, 1765, was descended on both sides from ancestors of English stock, who dated their migration from the old country nearly back to the memorable voyage of the Mayflower. They were generally farmers, and, like most farmers of those days, in very moderate circumstances. Eli's father, poor, industrious, and ingenious, had a workshop wherein he devoted the inclement season to the making of wheels and of chairs. Here the son early developed a remarkable ingenuity a
rne, N. C. 23 Shady Grove Road, Va. 3 Camden, N. C. 4 Bethesda Church, Va. 13 Chantilly, Va. 38 Petersburg, Assault, June 17 6 Antietam, Md. 10 Petersburg Mine, Va. 7 Fredericksburg, Va. 13 Siege of Petersburg 10 Knoxville, Tenn. 4 Weldon Railroad, Va. 3 Wilderness, Va. 3 Poplar Grove Church, Va. 4 Spotsylvania, Va., May 12 4     Present, also, at Manassas; South Mountain; Blue Springs; Campbell's Station; Cold Harbor; North Anna. notes.--Composed mainly of Worcester county men. It left the State August 23, 1861, and was stationed at Annapolis until January 6, 1862, when it sailed with the Burnside expedition to North Carolina, having been brigaded in General Reno's command. Under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Alberto C. Maggi, it was prominently engaged at Roanoke Island, where its casualties were 5 killed and 39 wounded. In the following month, commanded by Colonel Clarke, it fought gallantly at New Berne, where it suffered a loss of 15 killed and 42 wo
21. the widow of Worcester County, (Edwards' Ferry.) by S. W. Last spring, when Frank had fed the ploughed and harrowed ground with seed, A fearful cry tore by us with the South wind's winged speed; But we hoped it was a nightmare, till the news was brought from town, That the horde of Charleston traitor-knaves had shot our banner down. In my bitter grief and anguish keen, I felt the ancient ire Of Bunker Hill and Lexington course through my veins like fire, Till, as lightnings cease when breaks the dark cloud's heart upon the land, I wept when, on my thin gray locks, I felt Frank's manly hand, And saw my grandsire's musket gleam within his clenched grip, And read the clear and stern gray eye that chid the quivering lip; Read that the eye would smile no more until it saw the foe, Whilst the lips were loth to shape the words, “Dear mother, I must go.” So I sealed them with a kiss, dried up my tears, and filled his sack, And, at dawn, upon his home my only darling turned his back. As
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 2: early political action and military training. (search)
consequence was that there was an attempt to select the ablest men by both parties, without regard to location or residence; and many able men, who, on account of the political views of their neighbors, could not be elected by their home towns, were elected sometimes from the town of their birth, and sometimes from the town of their choice, and sometimes from the town itself requesting them to act. I think Governor Boutwell was elected by the town of Berlin, a little town on the edge of Worcester County, and not by Groton, the town where he resided. Mr. Benjamin F. Hallett, a very distinguished Hunker Democrat living in Boston, who had not the slightest hope of being elected in that city, was elected from the town of Wilbraham, and thus with many others; so that it may be fairly said that the ablest men of the State formed that convention. There were four hundred and twenty-one members of the convention. For myself, I had so far outlived newspaper libels and attacks, which by propri
living some time in retirement, he embarked for Europe. He was a proscribed refugee; and his estate, since that of Jacob Tidd, Esq., was confiscated. He died of small-pox, in England, October, 1781. His bounty laid the first professorship of law at Cambridge; and a legacy of plate to the first church in Medford shows that his regard for his country was not weakened by distance nor seared by proscription. He bequeathed more than two thousand acres of land, in Granby and Royalton, in Worcester County, for the establishment of the aforesaid professorship. He was, for twenty-two years, a member of the Council. His virtues and popularity at first saved his estate, as his name was not included with those of his sons-in-law, Sir William Pepperell and George Erving, in the Conspirator's Act; but, on the representation of the Selectmen of Medford that he went voluntarily to our enemies, his property was forfeited and taken under the Confiscation Act. He made bequests to Medford and Worc
t. 7, 1767.--Voted that the one hundred and three hymns written by Dr. Watts be used in public worship, in connection with Tate and Brady's version of the Psalms. Thomas Seccomb was town-clerk for twenty-two years, and resigned in 1767. He wrote a very legible hand, spelled his words properly, and was the only person in Medford who seemed to have any care for records, or any thought of posterity in them. Oct. 13, 1768.--Rev. Edward Brooks preached for Mr. Turell. Royalton, Worcester County, Mass., was named in honor of Colonel Royal, of Medford. 1770.--The engraving of the house in which the writer of this history was born is placed at the end of this volume, as his signature. March 26, 1770.--Last Tuesday, Henry Lloyd, Esq., set out on a journey to New York, Philadelphia, and the southern colonies; and it was observed that the gentleman's whole apparel and house furniture were of American manufacture. His clothes, linen, shoes, stockings, boots, gloves, hat, even wig
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pierce, Frederick Clifton 1858- (search)
Pierce, Frederick Clifton 1858- Author; born in Worcester county, Mass., July 30, 1858; received an academic education; settled in Illinois in 1880; was connected in various capacities with Chicago newspapers. His publications include History of Grafton, Mass.; History of barre, Mass.; History of Rockford, Ill.; and numerous family genealogies.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
in Boston, with James Franklin, brother of Benjamin Franklin, as editor......Aug. 7, 1721 Benjamin Franklin leaves Boston for Philadelphia......October, 1723 William Burnet arrives at Boston as governor......July, 1728 Dispute between Governor Burnet and the House regarding a fixed salary; the House refusing it......1728-29 Governor Burnet dies......Sept. 7, 1729 Jonathan Belcher, a native of Massachusetts, appointed governor, and arrives at Boston......August, 1730 Worcester county formed......1731 Massachusetts and New Hampshire boundary fixed......1731 England forbids the colonies to export hats......1732 First freemason lodge in America established in Boston......1733 George Whitefield in Massachusetts......1740 Governor Belcher superseded by William Shirley......Aug. 13, 1741 [Governor Belcher was the last governor of the two provinces of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.] Governor Shirley renews the claim for a fixed salary, which is final
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Worcester, (search)
Worcester, A city and county seat of Worcester county, Mass.; on the Blackstone River; 44 miles west of Boston. It is noted for the variety and extent of its manufactures, especially of wire, envelopes, looms, boots and shoes, and machinery for cotton and woollen mills. The city, which contains a large number of villages, was settled in 1674 under the name of the Quinsigamond Plantations. The first settlement was soon broken up by hostile Indians; as was also the second one, in 1684. A permanent one was made in 1713; the town was incorporated June 14, 1722; and a city charter was granted Feb. 29, 1848. The first church was organized in 1719. Between 1790 and 1800 Isaiah Thomas, who had moved there from Boston, carried on the most extensive publishing business in the country. The Declaration of Independence was first publicly read in Massachusetts from the steps of the Old South Church there. The development of Worcester's manufacturing interests has been rapid since 18
, and addresses made, on the Common and in Roxbury; recruiting tents were erected in Haymarket Square, Court Square, and on the Common. Meetings were held, and speeches made, in front of the Old South; and men, unused to public speech, were fired with eloquence. A general camp of rendezvous was established in the city of Worcester, and named Camp Wool, in honor of the veteran, Major-General Wool. To this camp all recruits from the counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester, were sent. The old camp at Lynnfield was continued, and designated Camp Stanton, which served as the general rendezvous of recruits from the counties of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Nantucket, Plymouth, and Suffolk. Until further orders, Lieutenant-Colonel Lincoln, of the Thirty-fourth Regiment, which was then being recruited, was placed in command of Camp Wool; and Colonel Maggi, of the Thirty-third Regiment, which was also being recruited, was placed in comma
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