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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 4: The Cavalry (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 2 0 Browse Search
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the Federals from the field. In the pursuit Captain Quirk, despite two scalp wounds, killed one of the Northerners with his pistol. Two others surrendered. On the further march to Green River and Hammondsville that day, we captured a sutler's huge outfit, the contents of which were appropriated. That night we camped in the woods between Hammondsville and Upton Station on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. We had had a merry Christmas. Early December 26th, we struck the road at Upton, capturing a number of Union soldiers guarding the track. Here General Morgan overtook the scouts. Attached to his staff was a telegraph operator, a quick-witted young man named Ellsworth, better known by the nickname of Lightning. After the wire was tapped, I sat within a few feet of General Morgan and heard him dictate messages to General Boyle, in Louisville, and other Federal commanders, making inquiries as to the disposition of the Federal forces, and telling some tall stories in reg
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
nd expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twenty thousand eight hundred and forty-seven dollars and fifty-two cents´╝ł$20,847.52). In addition to this $12,985.00 were raised by private contributions. The amount of money paid by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $1,550.37; in 1862, $5,514.64; in 1863, $6,204.07; in 1864, $4,782.36; in 1865, $2,999.33. Total amount, $21,050.77. Upton Incorporated June 14, 1735. Population in 1860, 1,986; in 1865, 2,017. Valuation in 1860, $722,751; in 1865, $736,082. The selectmen in 1861 were Stephen L. Bosworth, Edward S. Leland, Elisha Fisk, Calvin H. Ruggles, Benjamin F. Holbrook; in 1862, A. T. Wood, Peasley P. Taft, Adams Fisk; in 1863, A. T. Wood, Calvin H. Ruggles, Adams Fisk; in 1864 and 1865, Velorous Taft, A. T. Wood, Henry W. Whiting. The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Harvey Bradish. The town-trea