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Military Companies

One frightened by an eclipse of the moon, June 27, 1675

Boston, said to have twelve, Sep., 1773

Boston, said to have fourteen, Sep., 1842

Began recruiting for Mexican War, June, 1847

Began recruiting for the Rebellion, April, 1861

Had a champion drill on Boston Common, May 27, 1868

Aided the police ten days, at the great fire, Nov., 1872


One where Causeway street now is, 1646

Built on the Back Bay, 1820

Road across, opened for travel, July 2, 1821

A public highway, tolls taken off, Dec. 8, 1868

Creek, where Blackstone street now is, 1646

Cross-works removed, Feb. 26, 1646

Canal closed at Hanover street, Oct. 16, 1826

Open south of Hanover street till April, 1834

North of Haymarket square, filled up, June, 1845

Pond. Between Haymarket square and Causeway streets, 1640

The marsh granted to Henry Simmons & Co., July 31, 1643

A Company incorporated to fill up, Mar. 9, 1804

The Company commenced to fill up, June 24, 1807

The filling up completed, Dec. 23, 1822

The made lands surrendered to the City, Sep. 26, 1828

Water. One near Causeway and Prince streets, 1650

One near Link alley and Hanover street, 1685

Wind. One on Copp's Hill, to grind corn, 1632

One set up on Fox Hill, on the Common, 1652

One built at the South End, 1700

One set up on Fort Hill, 1741

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