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plain of this. It is one of those chances in war which perhaps nine men in ten would take advantage of; and then these Federal captains cannot afford to be over-scrupulous; they have an angry mob at their heels, shouting, in their fury and ignorance, Pirate! Pirate! The Southampton steamer brought us late news, to-day, from London. We are becoming somewhat apprehensive for the safety of Messrs. Mason and Slidell, who, having embarked on board the British steam-sloop Rinaldo, at Provincetown, Mass., on the 2d inst., bound to Halifax, distant only a few hundred miles, had not been heard from as late as the 10th inst. A heavy gale followed their embarcation. I received a letter, to-day, too, from Mr. Yancey. He writes despondently as to the action of the European powers. They are cold, distrust. ful, and cautious, and he has no hope of an early recognition. I am pained to remark here, that this distinguished statesman died soon after his return to the United States. He was o
of our bow-chaser. We now changed colors, and fired a blank cartridge. This was sufficient. She saved us the expenditure of a shot, and hove to, without further ado. Upon being boarded, she proved to be the Weathergauge, a whaler of Provincetown, Massachusetts, six weeks from the land of the Puritan, with other files of newspapers, though not so late as those captured on board the Alert. In running over these files, it was wonderful to observe the glibness with which these Massachusetts br the schooner was evidently Yankee. She did not attempt to escape, and when, as early as half-past 7 A. M., we came near enough to fire a gun, and change colors, she hove to, and surrendered. She was the whaling-schooner Courser, of Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her master was a gallant young fellow, and a fine specimen of a seaman, and if I could have separated him, in any way, from the Universal Yankee Nation, I should have been pleased to spare his pretty little craft from the flames; but
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Massachusetts Volunteers. (search)
t Fort Warren. Mustered out June 28, 1865. Companies A, C and D also furnished detachments for duty at Plymouth, Provincetown, Gloucester, Marblehead, Newburyport, Fairhaven, etc. 2nd Massachusetts Regiment Heavy Artillery Organized at Re12th Unattached Company Infantry--Organized at Readville and mustered in for 90 days service. Duty at Long's Point, Provincetown. Mustered out August 15, 1864. 13th Unattached Company Infantry--Organized at Readville and mustered in for 90 dd Company Infantry--Organized at Readville and mustered in for 100 days August 11, 1864. Stationed at Long's Point, Provincetown. Mustered out November 18, 1864. Reorganized at Fall River, Mass., for one year, and mustered in November 23, 1864. Stationed at Provincetown. Mustered out June 28, 1865. 22nd Unattached Company Infantry--Organized at Readville and mustered in for 100 days service August 18, 1864. Duty at Camp Meigs, Readville. Mustered out November 2, 1864.
solves for the appointment of commissioners were, on motion of Mr. Davis, of Greenfield, taken from the orders of the day, and considered. He said the resolves met with his entire approbation. Mr. Slocum, of Grafton, said, with all respect for Virginia, he could not abide by her opinions, since they might desecrate the soil of Massachusetts to slavery; rather than that, said he, let blood come. He moved an amendment. Mr. Wallis, of Bolton, favored the amendment. Mr. Gifford, of Provincetown, opposed it, and favored the resolutions. He had no fears that Massachusetts would act at the bidding of Virginia or any other State. Mr. French, of Waltham, favored the amendment, which was, in substance, that Massachusetts did not agree with Virginia that the Constitution required amendment to guarantee to each State its rights. Mr. Hyde, of Newton, opposed the amendment. He did not see any good reason why it should be adopted. He did not think Virginia needed to be told where
documents, should be referred. The motion was adopted: and the committee appointed on the part of the Senate were Messrs. Stone of Essex, Bonney of Middlesex, Northend of Essex, Rogers of Suffolk, Davis of Bristol, Walker of Middlesex, and Cole of Berkshire; on the part of the House, Messrs. Bullock of Worcester, Calhoun of Springfield, Branning of Lee, Davis of Greenfield, Tyler of Boston, Coffin of Newburyport, Peirce of Dorchester, Peirce of New Bedford, Jewell of Boston, Gifford of Provincetown, Clark of Lowell, Kimball of Lynn, Merriam of Fitchburg, Bamfield of West Roxbury, and Hyde of Newton. Mr. Northend, of Essex, introduced a bill of eighteen sections, entitled a bill to provide for the disciplining and instruction of a military force. Petitions were presented of James W. White, and eighty others of Grafton, and of the commissioned officers of the Twelfth Regiment of Infantry (Colonel Webster), severally for an act to legalize the appropriations of cities and towns i
s. Five thousand more Enfield rifles had been contracted for in England; but the English Government had placed an interdict against the export of arms and munitions of war to this country, which prevented, for a time, the completion of the contract. The Governor also referred, at considerable length, to the coast defences of Massachusetts, and the exertions which he had made to have them placed in proper condition. Next to the harbor defences of Boston in importance was the harbor of Provincetown, at the end of Cape Cod, which was accessible in all weathers without a pilot, with excellent anchorage, in which whole navies might ride in safety. It was best adapted to be the base of naval operations. It was utterly undefended, and could easily be taken from us by the enemy. The Governor, in referring to other matters, not of a military character, speaks of the national cause; and as the result of the war, which is but the revolt of slavery, he regards its ultimate extinction as in
have gone to the Gulf. Semmes was reported as having an intention of coming into Massachusetts Bay. Suppose he makes such an impudent dash now, and comes into Provincetown, which he could easily do one of these moonlight nights. The writer then suggests to the Governor to telegraph to Washington to have one of the men-of-war at Charlestown sent to Provincetown. The letter has this indorsement:— The within copy of a letter I have received from George Winslow, Esq., a respectable and intelligent merchant of this city. I respectfully refer it to the Secretary of the Navy in connection with the telegram I have addressed to the Navy Department to-day. The Governor had telegraphed, on the receipt of Mr. Winslow's letter, to have a war-vessel sent to Provincetown. It may be regarded as one of the coincidences of the war, that the information in the above letter should have been conveyed to the Governor by Mr. Winslow, and that the Alabama should have been sunk by Commodore
bombproof quarters built by him, by the 15th of November. It has seven 32-pounder guns with casemate carriages. Fort Lee, at Salem, is almost finished. Four 8-inch Columbiads will be mounted there this month. Forts Pickering (Salem) and Sewell (Marblehead) will not be ready for their armament for several weeks. It is not likely that any thing heavier than 24 or 32-pounders can be got for these works. The quartermaster must provide quarters for the men. The battery at Long Point, Provincetown, will be finished by cold weather. It will be mounted with eight 32-pounders. The battery will be an open one, and the quartermaster must furnish quarters for the men. The works at Plymouth are just begun. The armament is unsettled, but probably will be five guns. This is all the information I have been able to gather respecting the forts and armaments. Major Blunt made a special report to General Totten about two weeks ago, showing the condition of the Boston works as to armam
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 2: Barnstable County. (search)
most important of which, at the present time, is Provincetown, at the extreme end of the Cape, whose capaciousoldiers should demand,—we Hope never again. Provincetown Incorporated June 14, 1727. Population in 18 every able-bodied man who should volunteer from Provincetown in either the army or navy, to be paid on his deo raise and pay to volunteers having families in Provincetown a sum of money, in addition to that the town maynty-five dollars for each volunteer enlisted. Provincetown must have furnished for the army and navy about d, $7,368.24. It will be observed, however, that Provincetown paid to the families of volunteers double the amount reimbursed by the State. The ladies of Provincetown organized a Soldiers' Aid Society and a Soldiers' direct to Lieutenant-Colonel Ryder, a citizen of Provincetown, of the Thirty-third Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. Provincetown, which is situated on the extreme end of Cape Cod, was one of the most exposed places
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