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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumner, William Hyslop 1780-1861 (search)
Sumner, William Hyslop 1780-1861 Military officer; born in Roxbury, Mass., July 4, 1780; graduated at Harvard College in 1799; admitted to the bar in 1802; was adjutant-general of Massachusetts in 1818-35. His publications include An inquiry into the importance of the militia; Observations on National defence; Reminiscences; Memoir of increase Sumner, Governor of Massachusetts; Reminiscences of General Warren and Bunker Hill; History of East Boston; and Reminiscences of Lafayette's visit to Boston. He died in Jamaica Plains, Mass., Oct. 24, 1861. Sumter, Fort
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trask, William Blake 1812- (search)
Trask, William Blake 1812- Historian; born in Dorchester, Mass., Nov. 25, 1812; received a common school education; was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker, and worked at his trade in 1823-35; was on the school committee of Dorchester; and became assessor in 1850, which he resigned soon after, owing to failing health. Later he became interested in historical studies. He copied the ancient town records of Boston; aided Gen. William H. Sumner in preparing a History of East Boston; contributed to the New England Historical and Genealogical register, and aided in preparing several genealogies; and published Memoir of Andrew H. Ward; Baylie's remarks on General Cobb; The Bird family, and The Seaver family. He was a member of the Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society, and the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, and was its historiographer in 1861-68.
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
Mil. 23 Apl 61 to 22 Jly 61; Corpl; 11th Mass. 16 Aug 62. 2d Lt 61st Mass. 3 Apl 65. Discharged 4 Je 65 ex. term. Died 29 Apl 87 Boston, Mass. Pratt, James Albert; 2nd Lieut. 6 Nov 38 Lowell; married; carpenter; W. Roxbury. 2d Lt 5 Mch 63, must. 20 Apl; 1st Lt 15 Aug 63, not must. Discharged 3 Feb 64 for promotion. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. Other service:—Co. A 1st Mass. 23 May 61, Corpl, Sergt., Capt 66th. Mass. 25 Jan 64. Resigned 16 May 64 for disability. Died Oct 91 East Boston, Mass. Nutt, William; 2nd Lieut. 5 Aug 36 Topsham, Vt; single; shoemaker; Natick. 2d Lt 5 Mch 63; must. 23 Apl; 1st Lt 22 May 63, not must. Discharged 23 May 63 for promotion. Other service:— Co. I 2nd Mass. 25 May 61, Corpl, 1st Sergt., Capt 55th. Mass. 23 May 63; Major 23 Nov 64; Lt. Col. 25 Je 65; Brevet Col. U. S. Vols 13 Mch 65. Discharged 29 Aug 65 ex. term. Natick, Mass. Johnston, Alexander; 2nd Lieut. 1844, single; student; Buckland. 2d Lt 28 May 63, must. 28 May. Resig
o the families of the soldiers, free of charge. A meeting of the Boston Bar was held, at which it was voted to take charge of all cases of other attorneys while absent in the war, and that liberal provision be made for their families. Many applications were made by clergymen to go out as chaplains, to take care of the sick and wounded, and protect the physical, moral, and religious welfare of the soldiers. Conspicuous among these was Rev. Mr. Cudworth, pastor of the Unitarian Church in East Boston. On Sunday, April 21, he preached a sermon on the crisis, in which he said he had already offered his services to the Governor as chaplain. He hoped his society would furnish at least one company to defend the flag. In case his services as chaplain were not accepted, he should devote his year's salary to the common cause; and he announced that the sexton and organist would do the same. He advised that the money raised by the parish to build a new church should be appropriated to the f
ys) he was in camp previous to that time. It is for this time that he claims pay; but as no provision of law, and no appropriation of money, has been made to meet such cases, I do not see how he can be paid. There are thousands of cases existing similar to this. I think, if a gratuity of ten or fifteen dollars was made to him, he would be satisfied. He is a painter by trade, and can get work; but he is not well enough to work at present. While I was writing the above, Mrs. Abbott, of East Boston, came to see me on a case precisely similar. Her husband is in the Tenth Battery. He enlisted on the 16th of August, and was mustered in on the 9th of September. Mrs. Abbott has three children, and has received no money since the battery left the State. I think her case is as deserving as the other, the facts being the same. In January, 1863, the Governor was in Washington. The following paragraph appears in a letter addressed to him on other matters:— There is nothing new h
one other in or near the capital city. All elements necessary for the creation of a commercial district of this character seem to be here in happy conspiracy. It is almost at the gates of Boston. First Street is only a mile distant from the City Hall of Boston, and, accordingly, nearer to that accepted centre than the Hotel Vendome, than the new Union station now proposed on the Back Bay, than Dover Street, than all South Boston, except a small portion of the newly made lands, than all East Boston, than all Charlestown but a small fraction. Barges of the largest size may be moored at its wharves, and, by spur from the main line of steel track, the products of its factories may find direct land transportation over the continent. Two main thoroughfares lead from this quarter straight to the heart of the great city over the narrow waters in one direction, and out into the cities and towns beyond in the other. Here wide streets will afford ample room for traffic, and preserve the p
tory is distant less than one mile from the State House in Boston, and it can be purchased for a lower figure than that quoted for desirable locations in either East Boston, South Boston, or Charlestown. Woodward Emery, Esq., chairman of the Massachusetts Harbor and Land Commission, referring to this section of Cambridge, says:—ts were located in this locality after a thorough examination and exhaustive study; as the proprietor of one of them said: Of the suburbs of Boston beginning at East Boston, and following the Boston and Albany Railroad through East Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Charlestown, Somerville, and Cambridge, and examining all vacant lands on rEast Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Charlestown, Somerville, and Cambridge, and examining all vacant lands on railroads entering Boston not too remote for our purpose, the result of this careful examination was the choice of the present location of the works. The price was found very reasonable compared with any other land so near Boston. We have at times made three round trips daily to different parts of Boston with heavily loaded teams
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 8: to England and the Continent.—1867. (search)
scene might accelerate his recovery; the temptation to visit the International Exposition at Paris; and an appointment by the American Freedman's Union Commission to represent it at an International Anti-Slavery Conference to be held in that city in August,—all combined to determine his going, and George Thompson, after three years residence in America, decided to return to England with him. On the 8th of May, they sailed together from Boston on the Cuba. A host of friends gathered at East Boston to see them off, and preparations had been made to escort them down the harbor with the Revenue Cutter, which Collector Russell offered for the purpose, but a heavy rain Thomas Russell. prevented this. Mr. Waterston, of the Testimonial Rev. Robert C. Waterston. Committee, announced to Mr. Garrison that Thirty Thousand Dollars had been collected and placed to his credit, and as the Cuba swung into the stream and began her voyage, the guns of the gaily dressed Revenue Cutter fired a part
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 1: Ancestry. (search)
ngfellow, the poet. he had Job, his ninth child, who was the father of Charles Pinckney Sumner, and the grandfather of Charles Sumner. The following are reliable authorities concerning the genealogy of the Sumner Family: Memoir of Increase Sumner, Governor of Massachusetts, by his son, William H. Sumner: together with a genealogy of the Sumner Family, prepared by William B. Trask; Boston, 1854. New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April, 1854, and October, 1855. History of East Boston, by William H. Sumner; Boston, 1858; pp. 278-307 (with a drawing of the St. Edburg Church). History of Dorchester; Boston, 1859. The Sumners who remained in Dorchester and Milton during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were generally farmers, owning considerable estates in fee-simple, and blessed beyond the usual measure with large families of children. The Jacob or Jacobs family,—the maternal ancestors of Charles Sumner,—begins with Nicholas Jacob, who came to this countr
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
s of Massachusetts, March 31, 1846, with the report of a committee, March 19, give a detailed statement of the services of the several counsel. In the winter of 1844-45, he was counsel before a legislative committee in a case of considerable interest,—the petition of the people of Chelsea, then a town of three thousand inhabitants, for a railroad designed to connect that and neighboring communities with Boston by a land route; the connection being then by a railroad with a terminus at East Boston, and thence by ferry to the city proper. His argument for the petitioners, in which he laid stress on the superior advantages of an avenue by land rather than by ferry, was carefully matured, as his notes, which are preserved, show. The committee reported adversely; Senate Document. 1845, No. 109. but the Eastern Railroad Corporation, then a remonstrant, a few years later adopted substantially the location which he urged. In the spring of 1844 Sumner undertook to edit the Equity
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