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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., History told by names of streets. (search)
of President Madison. Usher road lies within the limits of his former estate, while Gorham, Clewley, Chardon and Wheelwright are those of relatives of the Brooks family, whose land they traverse. Century road was laid out in the closing year of the nineteenth century. Playstead road is self-evident, as it borders the playground. Chandler road, because of Frank E. Chandler's ownership, and Woods Edge road is on the edge of the wooded hill. Laurel and Vernon are probably fanciful, as also Boylston terrace. Smith's and Hastings' lane and Whittle road were proprietary. Rock hill is also very truly named, and High street reaches its highest point near by. At the West End one looks in vain for Gorham and Lake parks as shown on Walling's map of Medford, or some streets of old recorded plans. One of these, Winthrop, became Sharon by the town's acceptance. Medford already had a Winthrop street and several names were suggested for this new one, but that of their old home town, sugges
eral contribution of $261 by the ladies for surgical instruments. It has been expended very advantageously. In addition to the distinguished ex-Senator of Texas, Hon. Louis T. Wigfall, who is now on duty at Castle Pinckney, ex-Governor Means, Hon. James Chesnut, Gen. Samuel McGowan, and the Hon. R. B. Boydton, have also tendered their services to Brigadier General Beauregard, and have received appointments on his Staff. General McGowan will act as Quartermaster-General, and General Boylston as Commissary-General. All honor to such gallant Chiefs, who, in the hour of danger, are as ready to draw the sword in defence of their State and a righteous cause, as to vindicate either in our legislative councils. Medical students disposed to volunteer as Hospital Stewards and Nurses should report immediately to the Surgeon General. The time is at hand, if it has not arrived, when all spies in the camp should be detected, exposed and expelled. It is not a time for tolerat
ides continued to pour its broadsides upon Wagner until 10 A. M. The land batteries also seemed to exert themselves more than usual, and fired heavily until sundown. Fort Sumter at times would rouse up and send forth another note of defiance. While the officers of Sumter were at the dinner table yesterday a shell burst above their mess-room, parts of the shell going through on the dinner table and throwing down bricks. Col. Alfred Rhett, commanding the fort, was slightly wounded; Lieut. Boylston, seriously in the breast; Captain Fleming and Lieut. Fickling, slightly. It has been positively ascertained that a fleet Captain, supposed to be Capt. C. R. Rogers, a pilot and purser, were killed in the pilot-house of one of the monitors, in the attack on Monday, the 17th inst., which explains the cause of the vessels retiring at that time with their flags at half mast. A. L. Hammond writes to the Augusta Sentinel as follows: In passing along the street this morning my
and on the right, to, and including, the Odd Fellows' Hall. The flames raged with terrific fury, bidding fair to destroy every house in our town. This occurred on Tuesday, February 21. "On Wednesday morning a huge smoke in the northwestern part of our town called our attention to the fact that the work of burning had not yet ceased. Fire was set to the cotton in the rear of John H. Cathcart's residence and store, and communicated thence to the buildings in its front and rear, and Dr. Boylston's residence on the left, sweeping all before it. "It would be here proper to state that this last fire was set by the Seventeenth corps, commanded by General Francis P. Blair, in its passage through the town. This corps, as we were informed by troops attached to the other corps, was the most fiendish; and that if they had got into our town first, every house would have been committed to the flames. "There was some cotton burnt in the neighborhood of Mount Zion Institute — that
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