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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. (search)
s, issued within four weeks of each other, Massachusetts was asked to furnish without delay thirty-hundred thousand men. The proportion which Massachusetts was required to furnish was fifteen thousad detailed account of the men furnished by Massachusetts, see Volume I., page 667, and the reports aware that the amount paid for bounties in Massachusetts is larger, or even so large, as was paid ibut it was just that they should be paid. Massachusetts and the other New-England States did not hment and upon every battle-field by men of Massachusetts birth or origin, and were also representedand could not have been otherwise. Again, Massachusetts had, in proportion to its population, a laf New England. New England, and especially Massachusetts, had, moreover, a large number of her younct that a very large portion of the men of Massachusetts, between the war ages, were mechanics at wons, to a draft. Of the 159,165 men which Massachusetts furnished for the war, less than twelve hu[26 more...]
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 2: Barnstable County. (search)
ntry, without regard to party proclivities. Resolved, That as, in the language of Jefferson, the price of Liberty is eternal vigilance, it becomes the sacred duty of every loyal citizen, in this hour of his country's peril, to frown down with abhorrence any attempt to aid and abet treason, whether at home or abroad, expressed or implied; and that we will use our best endeavors to give traitors that punishment which they so justly deserve. Resolved, That the patriotic stand taken by Massachusetts in responding with alacrity to the requirements of the President for troops to defend the national capital is worthy of all praise, and is an earnest of that spirit which has ever characterized the citizens of the old Bay State,—in times of danger and alarm to manfully uphold and defend the glorious stripes and stars even unto death. The resolutions having been adopted, the town authorized the selectmen to borrow one thousand dollars for the payment of State aid to the families of vo
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 3: Berkshire County. (search)
th by Litchfield County, Connecticut; and east by Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties, Massachusetts. In parts it is rough and hilly, but has many beautiful and picturesque streams and valleysl for a railroad, four miles in length, is being made; and the latter is the highest land in Massachusetts. Its largest towns are Pittsfield, the county-seat; and Adams, in which there are many larg64, C. H. Ingalls; in 1865, E. W. Wilkinson. 1861. Adams is one of the prominent towns in Massachusetts, and the mere official record of its doings during the four years of the war gives no adequa 1862. There having been a call made, July 4th, for 300,000 men, by the President, of which Massachusetts was to furnish fifteen thousand, each town was assigned its quota; therefore, on the 21st ofle set forth the fact of the Rebellion, one of the results of which has been the shedding of Massachusetts blood, thereby consecrating the 19th of April, 1861, with the immortal memories of April 19t
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
1860 was $66,294,526, in 1865 it was $87,428,503; being an increase in five years of $21,133,983. This county gives rise to several streams, which fall into Massachusetts and Narragansett Bays, the most important of which is Taunton Great River, that in times past was famous for its herring fisheries. New Bedford and Dartmouth was directed to make arrangements for enlisting men. Another citizens' meeting was held on the 14th of August, at which it was resolved, that the patriotism of Massachusetts will sustain the Government in putting down this Rebellion at any cost of men and money. It was also voted to raise, by subscription, money sufficient to add now on his way to Bunker Hill, he may possibly come by the Bay-State line. In that event, you will blow him to pieces with it, if he dares to set his foot on Massachusetts soil. Respectfully yours, James Brady, Jr., Lt., Co. G, 26th Reg. 1863. March 2d, The mayor was directed to carry into effect the act of the Legislatur
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
it has many delightful farms and beautiful ponds; it is to Eastern Massachusetts what Berkshire County is to Western Massachusetts,—a place Western Massachusetts,—a place of pleasant resort in the warm months of summer, to those who love the sea more than they do the valleys and the mountains. In former years rs has made her name precious to them:— In your History of Massachusetts in the Rebellion, I trust you will give my friend, Mrs. E. P. Hal Lander the Union has lost one of its most gallant defenders; Massachusetts, a representative of heroism and chivalric bravery worthy of he The Secretary of War declined to receive as many regiments as Massachusetts was ready to send. This company, and four others raised in MasMassachusetts, went to New York and entered New-York regiments, and did good service in the common cause. 1864. July 5th, The mayor was requthis enumeration, as they were not counted to the contingent of Massachusetts, but to the contingent of New York. Fifty-three were commission<
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 8: Hampden County. (search)
a sufficient sum to support them during their absence. The treasurer was authorized to borrow whatever sum of money might be required, and a committee of seven was appointed to carry the above votes into effect. The following resolution was read and unanimously adopted:— Resolved, That the people of Monson are unanimous for upholding, supporting, and defending the United-States Government, and to that end are ready to respond to the demand of the legally constituted authorities of Massachusetts and the United States in the performance of every loyal and patriotic duty. 1862. At a meeting held on the 26th of July, the selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer, to the number of thirty-six, who shall enlist for three years in the military service, and be credited to the quota of the town. At another meeting held on the 8th of August, it was voted to pay the same bounty to volunteers who shall enlist for nine months service, and be cred
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
loan fifteen hundred dollars to the Government, to be paid on application of the Governor of Massachusetts. It was then voted that each volunteer shall be provided with a revolver, a bowie knife,committee, which reported as follows:— Whereas a call has been made upon the Governor of Massachusetts by the President of the United States for fifteen thousand volunteers, the proportion of theGovernor to call an extra session of the Legislature to take measures to secure the quota of Massachusetts. The recruiting committee was authorized to expend whatever money was necessary to fill thed in this city. May 3d, A special committee was appointed to receive the remains of the two Massachusetts soldiers (Ladd and Whitney) belonging to Lowell, who fell at Baltimore, and to make all necek Volunteers, and were credited to that State, there being at the time no demand for them in Massachusetts. Captain Ingalls was killed in battle. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended b
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Norfolk County. (search)
tmen were requested to prepare a suitable drill ground. The meeting broke up with three hearty cheers for Governor Andrew, who had by his prompt action placed Massachusetts where she always wished to be, in the foremost rank. The military committee was composed of the following gentlemen: Moses B. Williams, James A. Dupee, Marshaency Governor Andrew, for the sagacity that foresaw the present crisis, and the prudence and energy with which he has provided for it, in calling the troops of Massachusetts to take the field in advance of all others, is entitled to the confidence and gratitude of every citizen. Resolved, That so far as events have transpired, tldiers, and for the burial of the dead. 1862. February 24th, The following preamble and order were adopted:— Whereas the cheering intelligence has reached Massachusetts that Colonel William Raymond Lee has been released from a rebel prison and from the custody of traitors, therefore— Ordered, That a joint special committee
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 13: Plymouth County. (search)
in closing their report congratulate the town on the fact that, at the commencement of the present great struggle for the supremacy of our Government over a wicked Rebellion, we had within our borders a military organization who promptly responded to the call made for their services, and that we cannot but look back to that period when promptness of action was the great power required to secure the stronghold of the nation. That power we have the satisfaction of knowing was furnished by Massachusetts in sending to Washington and Fortress Monroe a few of her regiments, thus saving in the present contest, as we believe , thousands of lives and millions of treasure, and perhaps also the great cause of the Union itself. To have given aid for the accomplishment of objects of such inestimable value must ever be a gratifying thought to the soldiers and citizens of Hingham. A vote of thanks was given to the committee for their services. Five thousand dollars were appropriated for State ai
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 14: Suffolk County. (search)
ression of our fealty to the Union, and our determination to uphold the honor of that flag under whose folds we have achieved all that has been great and prosperous in our history, the committee on Faneuil Hall be requested to cause the American Flag to be hoisted upon the staff over Faneuil Hall every day except Sunday until otherwise ordered. On the same day a communication was received by the mayor from Governor Andrew informing him that he expected from twelve to fifteen hundred Massachusetts troops in the city, who might remain for a day or two previous to leaving the State, and asking the use of Faneuil Hall or any other public rooms for their accommodation. The communication was immediately considered, and the use of Faneuil Hall and any other buildings under the control of the city was freely tendered to the Governor. Alderman Wilson introduced and read the following preamble and resolutions:— Whereas the city of Boston still retains amidst all vicissitudes its re
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