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March 31. Captain Jabez C. Rich, of Gorham, Me., of the rebel marine corps, was arrested in that place to-day, and conveyed to Fort Preble by Provost-Marshal Elliott, under orders of the Secretary of War. He claimed to be a paroled prisoner.--The Legislature of Virginia passed a bill authorizing the impressment of the salt-works in Washington County, Va., to be worked on State account.--Major-General Herron was assigned to the command of the National army of the frontier.--A large Union meeting was held at Washington, D. C., at which speeches were made by Admiral Foote, Green Adams of Kentucky, Mayor Wallach, and others, and resolutions were adopted in support of the National Government and for the vigorous prosecution of the war against all traitors at home and abroad.--National Intelligencer. President Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring all commercial intercourse not licensed and conducted as provided by law between citizens of the States now in rebellion, and thos
ced on board the Forest City, obtained from Fort Preble, and two six-pounders from the Arsenal, by the Seventeenth United States regulars from Fort Preble was placed on board the Forest City, and a Park street church. The Forest City left Fort Preble about a quarter before eleven o'clock. She twelve-pounders, with thirty soldiers from Fort Preble, and one hundred volunteer armed citizens. ers, twenty-three in number, were landed at Fort Preble. The crew of the cutter were brought up in for the prisoners that they were landed at Fort Preble, for such was the indignation of our citizes allowed on Saturday with the prisoners at Fort Preble, as by order of Government they are kept inrry, Agent of the Associated Press, visited Fort Preble yesterday afternoon, saw the prisoners and board the Forest City until I was landed at Fort Preble, where I am now detained. When I was takenLieut. Read, of the privateer Florida. Fort Preble, Portland, me., July 1, 1863. my dear Ba
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vinton, Francis Laurens 1835-1879 (search)
Vinton, Francis Laurens 1835-1879 Military officer; born in Fort Preble, Me., June 1, 1835; son of Maj. John Rogers Vinton; graduated at West Point in 1856; entered the 1st Cavalry, but resigned in September and devoted himself to the science of metallurgy, becoming in 1857 a pupil of the Imperial School of Mines in Paris, where he graduated with distinction. At the beginning of the Civil War he was made captain in the 16th United States Infantry, and colonel of the 43d New York Volunteers, with which he served through the Peninsular campaign; was wounded in the battle of Fredericksburg. In March, 1863, he was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers, resigned in May following because of his wound; and became Professor of Mining Engineering in Columbia College in 1864, from which he retired in 1877. He died in Leadville, Col., Oct. 6, 1879.
s and 13 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 28 Enlisted men by disease. Total 43. 2nd Maine Battery Light Artillery ( B ). Organized at Augusta and mustered in November 30, 1861. Duty at Augusta till March 10, 1862, and at Fort Preble, Portland, Me., till April 2. Ordered to Washington, D. C., April 2, and camp at Capital Hill till April 20. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division (McDowell's), Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Aristed men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 28. 5th Maine Battery Light Artillery ( E ). Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 4, 1861. Duty at Augusta till March 10, 1862, and at Fort Preble, Portland, Me., till April 1. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 1-3. Camp on Capital Hill till May 19. Moved to Aquia Creek, thence to Fredericksburg, Va., May 19-22. Attached to 2nd Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 18
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, United States--Regular Army. (search)
esboro August 31-September 1. At Atlanta till September 28. Moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 28-30, thence to Lookout Mountain and duty there till July, 1865. Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 92 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 179 Enlisted men by disease. Total 280. 17th United States Regiment Infantry. Organized by direction of the President May 4, 1861, and confirmed July 29, 1861, by Act of Congress. Regiment organized at Fort Preble, Maine. Moved to Washington, D. C., March 4, 1862. Attached to Sykes' Regular Infantry, Reserve Brigade, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to October, 1864. Dept. of the East to October, 186
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1862. (search)
ent in Washington. In August the appointment came; and so favorable an impression had he made at the War Department when in Washington, that a captaincy was given him. He was appointed to the Seventeenth Infantry, and directed to report at Fort Preble, Maine. He reported at once, and was ordered to Biddeford, Maine, on the recruiting service, whither he repaired full of hope that he might soon raise a company, and be sent to the army, then before Washington. But early in the war scarcely any ater, the Army of the Potomac went to the Peninsula, and there came the reports of its battles, he was ashamed to meet the eyes which in the winter had so often assured him that his presence was a source of pleasure. In June he was ordered to Fort Preble, and assigned to the command of a full company. There he worked hard for two months. The ease and rapidity with which he acquired a knowledge of the duties pertaining to his position were remarkable, and he was equally successful in instructi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1864. (search)
r. He entered Harvard College in July, 1860, after passing an excellent examination. In September, 1861, he was absent from College a short time on account of his health, and soon after his recovery began to devote his whole time to military study, with the design of becoming an officer in the Regular service. He closed his connections with the College in March, 1862, and went to the Military School at Norwich, Vermont, where he stayed about four months. On July 1, 1862, he enlisted at Fort Preble, Portland, in the Seventeenth Infantry, United States Army, having previously declined to accept a commission in the Volunteer service, because he chose to take what he deemed the shortest road to a commission in the Regular service. The absence of his brother, now Brevet Major-General Henry L. Abbot, then an engineer officer on General McClellan's staff in the Peninsula, had occasioned some delay in obtaining the commission he wished for. He therefore took this manly way to earn one for
pt. 16, 1861. Second Lieutenant, 102d N. Y. Infantry, Mar. 7, 1862. Captain. Resigned,. May 15, 1863. Lieut. Colonel, 173d N. Y Infantry, Aug. 8, 1863. Brevet Colonel and Brig. General, U. S. Volunteers, Apr. 9, 1864. Fatally wounded at the battle of Pleasant Hill, La., Apr. 9, 1864. Died, May 14, 1864. Greene, James Durell. Born at Lynn, Mass, May 12, 1828. Lieut. Colonel, 5th Mass. Infantry, May 1, 1861. Lieut. Colonel, 17th U. S. Infantry, May 14, 1861. Commanding regiment at Fort Preble, Portland, Me., to June, 1863. Joined Army of the Potomac, and engaged at the battle of Gettysburg. Colonel, 6th U. S. Infantry, Sept. 20, 1863. Commanding regiment at Charleston, S. C. Brevet Brig General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865. Resigned, June 25, 1867. Guiney, Patrick Robert. Born at Parkstown, Tipperary Co., Ireland, Jan. 15, 1835. Captain, 9th Mass. Infantry, June 11, 1861. Major, Oct. 24, 1861. Lieut. Colonel, Jan. 28, 1862. Colonel, July 26, 1862. Took part in all
1870. He was deputy surveyor of the city of New Orleans from 1870 to 1878, and assistant city surveyor from 1878 to 1891. He died in New Orleans June 21, 1891. Brigadier-General Johnson Kelly Duncan Brigadier-General Johnson Kelly Duncan was born at York, Pa, March 19, 1827. He was graduated at West Point July 1, 1849, as brevet second-lieutenant of the Second artillery. He served in Florida against the Seminole Indians in 1849 and 1850, and on garrison duty at Forts Sullivan and Preble, Me.; then as assistant on Northern Pacific railroad exploration from 1853 to 1854. He resigned January 31, 1855, being at that time first-lieutenant, Third artillery. He then became superintendent of repairs of New Orleans branch mint, marine hospital and quarantine warehouse, and Pass รก l'outre boarding station; subsequently civil engineer, surveyor and architect at New Orleans, 1859-60, and from 1860 to 1861 chief engineer of the board of public works of Louisiana. Living so long in th
rong as to unnecessarily harass and persecute the people. It is a difficult role, and so much greater will be the honor if you perform it well. If both factions, or neither, shall abuse you, you will probably be about right. Beware of being assailed by one and praised by the other. Yours, truly, A Lincoln. Lieut Read's account of the reason he could not escape with the cutter Cussing. The Northern papers publish a private letter from Lieut. C. W. Read, of the Tacony, now in Fort Preble, to Lt. Barrott, C. S. N., now in Fort Lafayette. We give an extract from the letter, showing that it was not Lieut. Read's fault that the steamers sent after him were not sunk: My Dear Barratt. As I have just noticed your arrival at Fort Lafayette, in company with the officers and crew of the late ram Atlanta, I have concluded to drop you a few lines informing you of my being bagged, and nicely closeted in a well-built fort in "Old Abe's" do minions. On the morning of th