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ers of New Orleans, Jan. 8, 1815, by the deceased patriot, General Jackson, and in honor of the gallant conduct and wise foresight of Major Anderson, now in command of Fort Sumter, in the State of South Carolina, His Excellency John A. Andrew, Governor and Commander-in-chief, orders, that a salute of one hundred guns be fired on Boston Common, at twelve, meridian, on Tuesday, Jan. 8th inst., and a national salute be fired, at the same time, for the same purposes, in Charlestown, Lexington, Concord, Waltham, Roxbury, Marblehead, Newburyport, Salem, Groton, Lynn, Worcester, Greenfield, Northampton, Fall River, and Lowell. By command of His Excellency John A. Andrew, Governor and Commander-in-chief. William Schouler, Adjutant-General. The purpose of firing these salutes was to revive old patriotic memories. The 8th of January had been held a holiday by the Democratic party since the presidency of General Jackson; though of late years it had been, in a great measure, passed ove
sman, Captain Isaac Davis, who commanded an Acton company to defend the North Bridge, across Concord River, on the 19th of April, 1775, where he fell a martyr to liberty and American independence. y, recruited, organized, uniformed, and equipped in two days. Company G, Concord Artillery, Concord. Officers: George L. Prescott, of Concord, captain; Joseph Derby, Jr., Humphrey H. Buttrick, aConcord, captain; Joseph Derby, Jr., Humphrey H. Buttrick, and Charles Bowers, all of Concord, lieutenants. Company H, City Guards, Salem. Officers: Henry F. Danforth, of Salem, captain; Kirk Stark, William F. Sumner, George H. Wiley, and John E. Stone, alConcord, lieutenants. Company H, City Guards, Salem. Officers: Henry F. Danforth, of Salem, captain; Kirk Stark, William F. Sumner, George H. Wiley, and John E. Stone, all of South Danvers, lieutenants. Company I, Light Infantry, Somerville. Officers: George O. Brastow, of Somerville, captain; William E. Robinson and Frederick R. Kinsley, both of Somerville, lieutIndependence in 1775. This regiment came from the county of Middlesex, in which are Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill; and some of the men who were attacked in Baltimore were the direct descendant
he following extracts from letters received by the Adjutant-General show in part the patriotic feeling which inspired the people:— April 15.—Charles Bowers, of Concord, writes, Believing most fervently in the doctrine vindicated at the Old North Bridge in 1775, that resistance to tyrants is obedience to God, in this hour of our y want what the enclosed list states,—instantly. I know you will send them if you can. If the State cannot pay for them, send the bill for the Concord company to Concord, and it shall be paid as soon as I get there. I will write again this evening. The commissary says Government is very short of money. Treasury-notes are but n nearly the same words by Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his address, delivered a few months ago on the occasion of the dedication of the soldiers' monument, erected in Concord in honor of the soldiers of that town who fell in the war. On that monument is the name of George L. Prescott, who, as colonel of the Massachusetts Thirty-second <
f Samuel Adams, as he, excluded from royal grace, heard the sharp musketry, which, on the dawn of the 19th of April, 1775, announced the beginning of the war of Independence. The yeomanry who in 1775, on Lexington Common, and on the banks of Concord River first made that day immortal in our annals, have found their lineal representatives in the historic regiment, which, on the 19th of April, 1861, in the streets of Baltimore, baptized our flag anew in heroic blood, when Massachusetts marched oo had sacrificed their lives for independence, and made moist the soil of Bunker Hill with their blood, he said,— It is one of the hallowed omens of the controversy of our time, that the men of Middlesex, the men of Charlestown, the men of Concord, of Lexington, of Acton, are all in the field in this contest. This day, this hour, reconsecrated by their deeds, are adding additional leaves to the beautiful chaplet which adorns the fair honor of good old Massachusetts. Not unto me, not un
ten about two weeks ago, showing the condition of the Boston works as to armament; a copy of which he thinks your Excellency could obtain by application to General Totten. Condition of each Company of Heavy Artillery. Co. A, 1. Captain James H. Baldwin, Fort Warren, 142 men. Co. B, 2. Captain Niebuhr, Fort Warren, 146 men. Co. C, 3. Captain Lyman B. Whiton, Fort Independence, 119 men. Co. D, 4. Captain C. F. Livermore, Fort Warren, 122 men. Co. E, 5. Captain T. J. Little, Concord, N. Il., 132 men. Co. F, 6. Captain John A. P. Allen, New Bedford, 141 men. Co. G, 7. Captain George E. Worcester, Fort Warren, 137 men. Co. H, 8. Captain Loring S. Richardson, Long Island, 111 men. Co. I 9. 9 Captain Leonard Gordon, Long Island, 111 men. Co. K, 10. Captain Cephas C. Bumpas, Long Island, 112 men. Company L (11), Captain Thomas Herbert, has 147 men enlisted, 36 of whom are claimed as drafted men; and therefore he has not been able to have his company muster