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Supplementary biographies. 1844.


Ebenezer Pierce Hinds.

Private 7th Maine Vols. (Infantry), August 21, 1861. died August 17, 1862, on board steamer ‘State of Maine,’ of disease contracted in the service.


Ebenezer Pierce Hinds was born, according to the entry made by himself in the Class-Book, at Livermore, Maine, June 30, 1821. He was the son of Ebenezer and Louisa (Pierce) Hinds, and the fifth in descent from Ebenezer Hinds, who was, in 1776, a Presbyterian preacher in Middleboroa, Mass. He was also the fifth of the family who, from father to son, bore the same baptismal name. Middleboroa continued to be the residence of the family till 1801, when the grandfather and father of the subject of this memoir emigrated to Maine. His father was, for many years, a master ship-builder at Pittston, in that State, where he is still living.

On entering college he first joined the class which graduated in 1843, but remained only during the Freshman year, when he left Cambridge and resumed school-teaching in order to provide the means of completing his college course; for he had already, before going to college, ‘taught a great many common schools.’ On returning he joined the Class of 1844, in the second term of their Junior year, and remained with them till they graduated. His rank in the class was more than respectable. According to the printed order of Exercises for Commencement, it was ‘above the average in Greek,’ while in Mathematics he had attained ‘high distinction.’

It has not been easy to trace his career after graduation. He was always eccentric and reticent to excess, and his own

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