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rbor, Va. 9 Bristoe Station, Va. 1 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 29 Mine Run, Va. 1 Deep Bottom, Va. 2 Morton's Ford, Va. 1 Ream's Station, Va. 7 Wilderness, Va. 37 Boydton Road, Va. 2 Spotsylvania, Va. 17 Hatcher's Run, Va. 4 North Anna, Va. 8 Picket, Va., Oct., 1864 2 Present, also, at Charlestown, W. Va.; First Fredericksburg; Second Fredericksburg; Po River; Strawberry Plains ; Sailor's Creek; Farmville; Appomattox. notes.--Recruited in the counties of Knox, Waldo, Kennebec, and Sagadahoc. The field officers had already served with honorable distinction in other Maine regiments. It arrived at Washington August 29, 1862, having been recruited, organized, and equipped within four weeks, a characteristic common to most of the regiments raised under the second call for troops. It was assigned to Gvorman's (1st) Brigade, Howard's (2d) Division, Second Corps, with which command it was under fire for the first time, in a reconnoissance at Charlestown, W. Va., Octo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barker, Jacob, -1871 (search)
Barker, Jacob, -1871 Financier; born on Swan Island, Kennebec co., Me., Dec. 7, 1779; was of a Quaker family, and related by blood to the mother of Dr. Franklin. He began trade in New York when quite Jacob Barker. young, and at twenty-one he owned four ships and a brig, and was largely engaged in commercial transactions. As a State Senator, and while sitting in the Court of Errors, he gave an opinion in an insurance case in opposition to Judge Kent, and was sustained by the court. During the War of 1812 his ships were all captured. Being in Washington, D. C., during its sack by the British (August, 1814), he assisted Mrs. Madison in saving Stuart's portrait of Washington, then hanging in the President's house, which was set on fire a few hours later. Barker was a banker, a dealer in stocks, and a general and shrewd financier for many years. He finally established himself in New Orleans in 1834, where he was admitted to the bar as a lawyer, and soon became a political and
of Harrington, Feb. 20, 1790; changed to Augusta......June 9, 1796 At Providence, the commission appointed to determine and settle, according to the Jay treaty, what river was the St. Croix, made a report that the mouth of the river is in Passamaquoddy Bay, in lat. 45° 5′ 5″ N., and long. 67° 12′ 30″ W. of London, and 3° 54′ 15″ E. of Harvard College, and that the boundary of Maine was up this river and the Cheputnatecook to a marked stake called the Monument ......Oct. 25, 1798 Kennebec county erected from north part of Lincoln......Feb. 20, 1799 Northern parts of York and Cumberland counties erected into the county of Oxford......March 4, 1805 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow born in Portland......Feb. 27, 1807 County of Somerset established from the northerly part of Kennebec......March 1, 1809 Three commissioners appointed by governor and council to act on land titles in Lincoln county......Feb. 27, 1811 Boxer, a British brig of eighteen guns and 104 men,
nt work performed by the Sanitary Commission during the late war; and these, perhaps, are the only ones to whom the name of Amy M. Bradley is unfamiliar. Very early in the war she commenced her work for the soldiers, and did not discontinue it until some months after the last battle was fought, completing fully her four years of service, and making her name a synonym for active, judicious, earnest work from the beginning to the end. Amy M. Bradley is a native of East Vassalboroa, Kennebec County, Maine, where she was born September 12th, 1823, the youngest child of a large family. At six years of age she met with the saddest of earthly losses, in the death of her mother. From early life it would appear to have been her lot to make her way in life by her own active exertions. Her father ceased to keep house on the marriage of his older daughters, and from that time until she was fifteen she lived alternately with them. Then she made her first essay in teaching a small private sc