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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 17: events in and near the National Capital. (search)
ome of the building were used for breastworks between the marble columns; and the pictures in the rotunda and the statuary were covered with heavy planking, to shield them from harm. While the fight between the Massachusetts Sixth The following is a list of the officers of the staff and the different companies:--Colonel, Edward F. Jones, Lowell; Lieutenant-Colonel, Walter Shattuck, Groton; Major, Benj. F. Watson, Lawrence; Adjutant, Alpha B. Farr, Lowell; Quartermaster, James Monroe, Cambridge; Paymaster, Rufus L. Plaisted, Lowell; Surgeon, Norman Smith, Groton; Chaplain, Charles Babbidge, Pepperell. Company A, Lowell, Captain, J. A. Sawtell; Company B, Groton, Captain, E. S. Clark; Company C, Lowell, Captain, A. S. Follansbee; Company D, Lowell, Captain, J. W. Hart; Company E, Acton, Captain, David Totter; Company F, Lawrence, Captain, B. F. Chadbourne; Company H, Lowell, Captain, Jona. Ladd; Company I, Lawrence, Captain, John Pickering. This regiment had been the recipien
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 1: Introduction.—Dr. Wayland's arguments on the justifiableness of war briefly examined (search)
l to perceive these results, and who even think they see the reverse of all this. These men cannot perceive any thing in the lives of Washington, Hamilton, and Knox, to show that they were the less virtuous because they had borne arms in their country's service: they even fail to perceive the injurious effects of the cultivation of a military spirit on the military students of West Point, whose graduates, they think, will compare favorably in moral character with the graduates of Yale and Cambridge. Nay, more, some even go so far as to say that our army, as a body, is no less moral than the corresponding classes in civil life; that our common soldiers are as seldom guilty of riots, thefts, robberies, and murders, as similarly educated men engaged in other pursuits; that our military officers are not inferior in moral character to our civil officers, and that, as a class, they will compare favorably with any other class of professional men — with lawyers, for example. In justificati
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
ladelphia Dec. 1, 1863 Restless. Schooner Julia 17,347 96 1,419 22 15,928 74 Key West Oct. 10, 1863 Kittatinny. Sloop Julia 571 39 181 24 390 15 do Oct. 17, 1863 Sagamore. Schooner Julia 9,942 56 1,572 65 8,369 91 Boston April 27, 1863 Cambridge. Steamer Juno 135,102 00 4,608 44 130,393 67 do Jan. 30, 1864 Connecticut. Sloop John Wesley 1,875 90 244 21 1,631 69 Key West Mar. 17, 1864 Circassian. Sloop Jane Adelie 6,699 71 667 24 6,032 47 do Mar. 9, 1864 De Soto. Sloop Julia Union 377 00 341 27 35 73 do April 12, 1864 Commodore. Schooner Ripple 26,986 56 2,067 36 24,919 20 Key West Mar. 29, 1864 Kanawha. Schooner Revere Waiting for prize list of the Cambridge and Susquehanna. 765 46 300 00 465 46 Boston   Cambridge, Susquehanna. Steamer Rouen 38,662 26 1,905 72 36,756 54 do Mar. 9, 1865 Keystone State. Sloop Racer 6,350 38 741 13 5,609 25 Key West Mar. 22, 1865 Beauregard. Sloop Resolute 563 25 122 53 440 72 do Mar. 22, 1865 Beauregard. Schoon
ubt, shouting, The day is our own! and was commanding the Rebels to surrender. Negroes and mulattoes largely swelled the motley host of raw but gallant patriots suddenly collected Nor should history forget to record that, as in the army at Cambridge, so also in this gallant band, the free negroes of the colony had their representatives. For the right of free negroes to bear arms in the public defense was, at that day, as little disputed in New England as their other rights. They took therespecting them, and have given license for their being enlisted. If this is disapproved by Congress, I will put a stop to it. Congress hereupon decided Jan. 16, 1776. That the free negroes, who have served faithfully in the army at Cambridge, may be reenlisted therein; but no others. Lord Dunmore, Royal Governor of Virginia, had ere this issued Nov., 1775. a Proclamation of martial law, wherein he called all persons capable of bearing arms, to report to His Majesty's standar
. God grant that the struggle may be successful, and that the rights of the North and the South may once more be found compatible with that condition of unity, peace, and concord, which belongs to us as a Christian people. I thank you, gentlemen, for remembering me so kindly on this occasion, and remain respectfully and truly your friend and servant, Robert C. Winthrop. Hon. Thomas Russell, Col. N. A. Thompson, H. F. French, Esq., Committee. Letter from Hon. Emory Washburn. Cambridge, Sept. 9, 1861. Gentlemen: You have entire permission to make any use of my name you may think proper in promoting the objects of the proposed meeting in Faneuil Hall this evening. I hope, besides, to be personally present. May we not hope that it will be followed by similar meetings by the people all over our Commonwealth and all over our common country? If the mere election of our national rulers, the last autumn, was an occasion of sufficient importance to call out our citizen
wenty-second Indiana. The Iatan also received the balance of the Eighteenth Indiana. Every thing being in readiness, the expedition again started up the river. The troops on board the War Eagle and Iatan (Twenty-second and Eighteenth Indiana) were under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Hendricks, of the Twenty-second; those on the White Cloud and Desmoines (Twenty-sixth regiment Indiana) being under command of Colonel Wheatly. Colonel Hendricks' command was destined to Glasgow and Cambridge, and to reconnoitre about the neighborhood of those places. Colonel Wheatley's was bound for Lexington. Every thing went on smoothly; we passed the towns of Arrow Rock and Saline without any trouble — in fact they were almost entirely deserted, the town of Saline in particular. There was not a single person in it — the stores and houses all closed. Late in the evening of the 19th we landed about five miles below Glasgow. Three companies were detached from the War Eagle and three from
our object safely and successfully, and are wishing for further opportunities of annoying the secessionists. We have been on the river ten days, and have picked up seventy-three runaway negroes. They report that the inhabitants are much incensed against us, and are about preparing batteries, at different points, to endeavor to drive us out of the river, though we have seen none of them as yet. Nov. 8.--This morning we threw a number of shells upon Gray's Point, where we had reason to think the rebels are erecting a battery, and this afternoon have thrown about seventy-five shells into the village of Urbana. A contraband who came from there this morning, reports that the town is deserted, except by a garrison of two hundred and forty troops, and that they have a large quantity of ammunition stored there. We do not know, as yet, the full effect of our cannonade, though several buildings in the vicinity of the magazine are known to have been struck. Yours, truly, Cambridge.
rough the left leg; Francis Brown, shot through the back and across the breast; Charles Hawkins, cutlass wound on left arm. The success of the expedition was most complete, and too much praise cannot be given to those brave officers and men who volunteered to go on so desperate an undertaking as cutting out a ship under four forts, and near a large town, exposed to the fire of all their guns, and some six miles away from the ship. The captain of the Royal Yacht is a notorious fellow, who was at one time in jail at Boston, Massachusetts, on the charge of boarding, in Boston harbor, the schooner Saul, taking out the cargo, and setting fire to the vessel. He was taken to Cambridge jail, but by means of false keys he escaped, in August 1844. It is reported that there is a standing reward of one thousand dollars for him, in which case I should think these brave fellows are fully entitled to it, as he is now safe on board this ship, and will be sent North by the first opportunity.
tate prison, the longest term for which the law allowed him to be sentenced. After he was sentenced I stepped back to the dock and said: Carey, you have had a narrow escape; I think you may feel obliged for that point of law. No; I wish I had been sentenced to be hanged. I wish you had let me know your preference a few hours ago, I said, and I would have accommodated you. And that was all the fee I got for trying this case except $2.50 which the law paid to me. That was not all. Cambridge is perhaps twelve miles distant from Lincoln, which is a nice little town, at that time not having a doctor, a pauper, or a lawyer in it. The constable, I believe, had also been tax collector and held several other local offices, for he was one of the most popular of their townsmen. The people of the town had many of them turned out to see his murderer convicted, and their disgust was infinite when they saw his fast friend of years, and a man who had attended his funeral, earnestly and ze
ten thousand or twenty thousand men to Westover and Lee know nothing of it. What, then, is to become of Petersburg? Its loss surely involves that of Richmond,--perhaps of the Confederacy. An earnest appeal is called for now, else a terrible disaster may, and I think will, befall us. Very respectfully, D. H. Hill, Major-General and Aide-de-Camp. [no. 71. see page 692.] Jackson, N. H., July 8, 1891. Gen. B. F. Butler : Dear Sir:--Your letter of the 25th ultimo addressed to me at Cambridge has followed me to this place where I am invalided for the summer, my physicians having advised me that I must seek recuperation in a change of climate, as my health was so much shattered that they could do nothing to help me but to recommend such a change. I have no records or reports available here to which to refer, and therefore can only reply to the suggestions contained in Mr. Campbell's communication, herewith returned, from memory. It seems to me to have been of little conseque
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