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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 7: Franklin County. (search)
alth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $56.00; in 1863, $228.00; in 1864, $72.00; in 1865, $51.00. Total amount, $407.00. The ladies of Monroe furnished various articles for the soldiers, amounting in value to perhaps forty dollars. Montague Incorporated Dec. 22, 1753. Population in 1860, 1,593; in 1865, 1,575. Valuation in 1860, $564,033; in 1865, $606,737. The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863, were R. M. Oakman, Richard Clapp, E. F. Gunn; in 1864, Richard Clapp, W. W. Thayesoldiers during the years of the war, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $171.87; in 1862, $2,040.00; in 1863, $3,823.26; in 1864, $2,049.75; in 1865, $879.40. Total amount, $8,964.28. The ladies of Montague raised by fairs, festivals, and contributions, about fifteen hundred dollars for the aid of the soldiers, which was sent to the Sanitary Commission in money, articles of clothing, &c. New Salem Incorporated June 15, 1753. Population in 18
8.1886.Royalston, Mass. Merchant. J. Warren Merrill.1865-661.1819.1889.South Hampton, N. H. Merchant. Ezra Parmenter.1867.1823.1883.Boston, Mass. Physician. Chas. H. Saunders.1868-69.1821.Cambridge, Mass. Merchant. Hamlin R. Harding.1870-71.1825.1889.Lunenburg, Mass. Agent. Henry O. Houghton.1872.1823.1895.Sutton, Vermont. Publisher. Isaac Bradford.1873-74-75-76.1834.Boston, Mass. Mathematician. Frank A. Allen.1877.1835.Sanford, Maine. Merchant. Samuel L. Montague.1878-79.1829.Montague, Mass. Merchant. Jas. M. W. Hall.1880.1842.Boston, Mass. Merchant. Jas. A. Fox.1881-82-83-84.1827.Boston, Mass. Lawyer. William E. Russell.1885-86-87-88.1857.Cambridge, Mass. Lawyer. Henry H. Gilmore.1889-90.1832.1891.Warner, N. H. Manufacturer. Alpheus B. Alger.1891-92.1854.1895.Lowell, Mass. Lawyer. Wm. A. Bancroft.1893-94-95-96.1855.Groton, Mass. Lawyer. From the above it will be seen that all of our mayors have been New England men, and that of the entire number sixteen were born
Heroic sisters. --There dwelt in the village of Montague, at the period of the French revolution, two girls named Felicite and Theophile Fernig. Both possessed beauty of a sweet and attractive kind; but were modest, reserved, and apparently timid. The youngest was thirteen years of age when the nightly attacks of the Austrians demanded an immediate and strong resistance. Soldiers being wanted, the sisters put on their brothers' clothes, armed themselves, and charged the plunding parties in the front rank of the National Guard. Notwithstanding every effort to disguise themselves effectually, Gen. Buernonville discovered them, and marking their intrepid conduct, presented them to Gen. Dumourfez, who attached them, together with their father and brother, to his staff. Not only pure, but free from suspicion, they were the admiration and pride of the whole army. They distinguished themselves in every action previous to April 5, 1693. In an engagement near Brussels, they rus
Indians in North Texas. --The following is an extract from a responsible letter from Carnesville, Cook county, Texas, dated February 13th, 1863; "We have the Indians in our county. They have stolen several horses, and have killed four persons, two of whom were near Montague, by the same of Moore. They were out spatting rails when they killed them. They out off their cars and hands and ped them. The two others were named Stump and Seiley. They were stripped of all their clothing nd signs is plenty all over the country, and there is much excitement here about it"
ed by the Northern papers from a Massachusetts paper of February, 1861. That was before Lincoln's inauguration. How truthful and prophetic the words of this honest and prophetic old farmer have now proved in the terrible realities which have since transpired: For Sale. A Farm, containing ninety five acres or more of good land, situated (or located) right in sight of Amherst College, within one and a quarter miles. Also, one half of a saw mill, at the mouth of Miller's river in Montague. If J C Breckenridge had been chosen President my property would have been worth eight thousand dollars, but now since Lincoln has been chosen President I want to sell out and go away. I want to go away from Abolitionism — away from Maine Law ism — away from Neal Dowism — away from Aristocratism. I want to go away from all sensation. I want to go into some country where men are kind to each other — where men love each other — where men are thankful and honest to each other. I do