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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
sion, convenes......Dec. 3, 1883 President Arthur's third annual message......Dec. 4, 1883 New cantilever bridge opened over the gorge at Niagara Falls......Dec. 20, 1883 President, by proclamation, recommends observance by appropriate exercises of the 100th anniversary of the return by George Washington to the Continental Congress at Annapolis (Dec. 23, 1783) of his commission as commander-in-chief......Dec. 21, 1883 Steamship City of Columbus wrecked on Devil's Bridge, off Gay Head, Mass.; ninety-seven lives lost......Jan. 18, 1884 Wendell Phillips, born 1811, dies at Boston, Mass.......Feb. 2, 1884 Morrison tariff bill introduced in the House......Feb. 4, 1884 Arnold Henry Guyot, geographer, born 1807, dies at Princeton, N. J.......Feb. 8, 1884 Joint resolution for an expedition to the coast of Greenland to relieve the Greely Arctic expedition......Feb. 13, 1884 Floods in the Ohio Valley; the river rises 71 feet at Cincinnati......Feb. 14, 1884 Congres
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
to Cuba; twenty-nine lives lost......August, 1880 Steamer City of Vera Cruz founders off Florida coast; sixty-eight lives lost......Aug. 29, 1880 Steamer Bahama founders between Porto Rico and New York; twenty lives lost......Feb. 4, 1882 Thirty-five wrecks during a storm off Newfoundland......about Dec. 19, 1882 Six American schooners founder off St. George's bank; seventy-six lives lost......November, 1883 American steamship City of Columbus wrecked on Devil's Bridge, off Gay Head light, Mass.; ninety-nine lives lost......Jan. 18, 1884 Belgian White Cross line steamship Daniel Steinman struck on rock off Sambro Head, N. S.; 131 lives lost......April 3, 1884 Three American schooners lost at sea between Gloucester and St. George's Bank; forty-two lives lost......Dec. 26, 1885 Cunard steamer Oregon, from Liverpool to New York, run into by an unknown schooner, 18 miles east of Long Island; all the passengers (631) and crew (205) taken off in safety, the ship si
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
pl 63; killed 9 Oct 63 in trenches before Ft Wagner. $50. Jackson, Levi 18, sin.; laborer; Oxford, O. 28 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. 30 Mead st. Dayton, O. Johnson, David 22, sin.; fanner; Detroit, Mich. 23 Apl 63; died 5 May 64 Morris Id. S. C. of disease. $50. Johnson, Joseph 36, mar.; laborer; Hamilton, O. 28 Apl 63; died of wounds 27 Jly 63 Gen. Hos. Beaufort, S. C. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Johnson, Peter 26, mar.; seaman; Marthas Vineyard 6 Dec. 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. Gay Head, Mass. Johnson, Stanley 18, sin.; farmer; Mercersburg, Pa. 29 Apl 63; died of wounds 21 Apl 64 Morris Id. S. C. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Johnson, William H. 34, mar.; seaman; Brunswick, Me. 28 Nov 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. Jones, Robert J. 20, sin.; farmer, Hamilton, O. 28 Apl 63; missing 20 Feb 64 Olustee, Fla.; supposed died pris. $325. Jones, Samuel A. 19, sin.; laborer; Pittsfield. 17 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. 95 Beaver st, Pittsfield Lee, John 35, —— laborer, Harrisburg
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 5: Dukes County. (search)
unty is formed of the Islands of Martha's Vineyard. These islands lie off and south of Barnstable County and Buzzard's Bay, and contain about one hundred and twenty square miles. They constitute five townships, as follows: Edgartown, Chilmark, Gay Head, Gosnold, and Tisbury. The town of Gay Head was incorporated in 1870, from a part of Chilmark; and therefore its war record is included in that of the mother-town. The shire town of the county is Edgartown. The population of Dukes County in 1Gay Head was incorporated in 1870, from a part of Chilmark; and therefore its war record is included in that of the mother-town. The shire town of the county is Edgartown. The population of Dukes County in 1860 was 4,403; in 1865, 4,200, being a decrease in five years of 203. The population in 1870 was 3,787, which is a further decrease in five years of 413. The valuation of the county in 1860 was $2,908,194; in 1865, $2,183,976, which is a decrease in five years of $724,218. By the returns made by the selectmen of the several towns in 1866, the number of men furnished in the entire county for the war was 240, which is only about half of the real number which the county furnished for the army
ogrammes, and the entire scale of humble school expenditure are seemingly gone forever, not simply in Cambridge, but in all Massachusetts communities of consequence. Were Cambridge suddenly and alone to go back to those Arcadian times when it cost her only $3.95 per pupil for instruction, she would drop from the thirty-sixth place which she holds to-day in the list of three hundred and fifty-three Massachusetts towns and cities to the three hundred and fifty-second, with the Indian town of Gay Head at the foot to keep her company, while the expenditure of $44.76 per pupil by number one in the list would seem to them both unpardonable extravagance. The educational advantages of Cambridge are by no means exhausted with this meagre account of the public schools. There are private schools of many grades, some of them excellent. There is Radcliffe College for young women. Above all there is the famous university, with its great library, its wonderful museum, its botanical garden, man
. Boston Evening Journal. Jan. 8, 1864, p. 1, cols. 1-8; p. 2, cols. 1, 2. Massachusetts Coast defences. Boston harbor forts visited by Gen. Wool and Gov. Andrew. Boston Evening Journal, Feb. 26, 1863, p. 4, col. 3; Feb. 27, p. 2, col. 5. —New Bedford, inspected by Gen. Wool. Boston Evening Journal, Feb. 27, 1863, p. 4, col. 5. —Note of inspection by Gen. Delafield; from Salem newspaper. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, p. 22. —Rebel man-of-war seen off Nantucket, Westport and Gay Head, July, 1863. Boston Evening Journal, July 10, 1863, p. 2, col. 2; p. 3, col. 6. —Report and recommendations by Gen. Joseph G. Totten. Boston Evening Journal, Jan. 27, 1862, p. 4, col. 2. —Visit of Gen. Dix to Fort Winthrop, etc. Boston Evening Journal, Oct. 23, 1863, p. 4, cols. 2, 3. Massachusetts Coast Guard. Proposed; letter to editor. R. B. Forbes. Boston Evening Journal, April 17, 1861, p. 2, col. 2. —Response from Braintree to letter of R. B. Forbes, in issue of A
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 23: 1871-1872: Aet. 64-65. (search)
arine attachment? He had passed through the same region before, in going to Brazil, but then he was on a large ocean steamer, while from the little Hassler, of 360 tons, one could almost fish by hand from the Sargassum fields. Some of the chief results are given in the following letter. To Professor Peirce. St. Thomas, December 15, 1871. . . . As soon as we reached the Gulf Stream we began work. Indeed, Pourtales had organized a party to study the temperatures as soon as we passed Gay Head, and will himself report to you his results. My own attention was entirely turned to the Gulf weed and its inhabitants, of which we made extensive collections. Our observations on the floating weed itself favor the view of those who believe it to be torn from rocks, on which Sargassum naturally grows. I made a simple experiment which seems to me conclusive. Any branch of the sea-weed which is deprived of its floats sinks at once to the bottom of the water, and these floats are not like
II. 103. Williamson's Maine, i. 184, 185. He failed to observe a good harbor, and, standing for the south, discovered the promontory which he called Cape Cod—a name which would not yield to that of the next monarch of England. Here he and four of his men landed; Cape Cod was the first spot in New England ever trod by Englishmen. Doubling the cape, and passing Nantucket, they again landed on a little island, now called No May 24. Man's land, and afterwards passed round the promontory of Gay Head, naming it Dover Cliff. At length they entered Buzzard's Bay—a stately sound, which they called Gosnold's Hope. The westernmost of the islands was named Elizabeth, from the queen—a name which has been transferred to the whole group. Here they beheld the rank vegetation of a virgin soil; the noble forests; the wild fruits and the flowers, bursting from the earth; the eglantine, the thorn, and the honeysuckle, the wild pea, the tansy, and young sassafras; strawberries, raspberries, grape-v<