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West Point. His parents, who had for several years persistently opposed his wish to obtain an appointment there, had finally yielded, overcome by his pertinacious entreaties. Here really began his brilliant career. Highly impressed with the nobleness and importance of the profession he had embraced, he devoted himself with ardent zeal and untiring perseverance to his multitudinous studies, and went through his four years course with no less distinction than success. He was graduated July 1st, 1838, being second in a class of forty-five, and on July 7th of the same year was appointed Second Lieutenant in the United States Engineers. Generals Hardee, Wayne, Ed. Johnson, Reynolds, Stevenson, Trapier, and Sibley, of the Confederate army, and Mc-Dowell, A. T. Smith, Granger, Barney, and McKinstry, of the Federal army, were classmates of his, and were graduated at the same time. His life was uneventful from that date to the year 1846-47, when, according to plans drawn up by Captain J
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 14: first weeks in London.—June and July, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
kind offers of others. Thanks for William's letter. As ever, affectionately yours, C. S. P. S. I shall write you about the Law Magazine and Hayward, whom I know intimately. He is a curious fellow, of much talent. To Professor Simon Greenleaf, Cambridge. Travellers' Club, In Pall Mall; founded soon after 1814 specially for the convenience of Englishmen who had travelled, and of foreigners sojourning in London. It was frequented by Talleyrand during his residence in England. July 1, 1838. my dear friend,—I have thought of you often, but particularly on three occasions lately; and what do you think they were? When, at a collation, the Bishop of London asked me to take wine with him; when I was placed on the bench of the Court of Common Pleas in Westminster Hall; and lastly, when, at the superb entertainment of the Marchioness of Lansdowne, I stood by Prince Esterhazy Paul Anthony Esterhazy de Galantha, 1786-1866; a Hungarian nobleman, who was the proprietor of vast
s, Mar. 13, 1865. Mustered out, June 17, 1865. Died at Roxbury, Mass., June 29, 1882. Kinsman, Josiah Burnham. Born in Maine. Appointed from Massachusetts. Lieut. Colonel, Additional Aide-de-Camp, U. S. Volunteers, June 24, 1862. Brevet Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Brevet Brig. General and Maj. General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Mustered out, July 20, 1866. Kirkham, Ralph Wilson. Born at Springfield, Mass., Feb. 20, 1821. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842. Brevet Second Lieutenant, 2d U. S. Infantry, July 1, 1842. Second Lieutenant, 6th Infantry, Feb. 27, 1843. Regimental Adjutant, Jan. 1, 1846, to Oct. 1, 1849. Brevet First Lieutenant, Aug. 20, 1847. Brevet Captain, Sept. 13, 1847. Regimental Quartermaster, Oct. 1, 1849, to Nov. 16, 1854. First Lieutenant, 6th Infantry, Jan. 7, 1851, to Dec. 24, 1856. Captain, staff, Assistant Quartermaster, Nov. 16, 1854. Chief Quartermaster, department of the Pacific, Aug. 31, 1861, t
. Jones, Henry Livingston. Born in Massachusetts. Captain, Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, Feb. 27, 1863. Resigned, Mar. 15, 1865. Jones, John Wesley. Born in Massachusetts. First Lieutenant, 12th U. S. Infantry, May 14, 1861. Dismissed, May 4, 1863. Jones, Julius M. Born in Massachusetts. Major, Additional Paymaster, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 8, 1864. Resigned, May 12, 1865. Jordan, Charles Downs. Born in Massachusetts. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842. Brevet Second Lieutenant, 8th U. S. Infantry, July 1, 1842. Second Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Infantry, Jan. 31, 1844. Transferred to 8th Infantry, July 8, 1844. Brevet First Lieutenant, May 9, 1846. First Lieutenant, 8th Infantry, Sept. 21, 1846. Captain, May 15, 1851. Major, 5th U. S. Infantry, Feb. 27, 1862. Retired from active service, Aug. 27, 1863, for disability resulting from long and faithful service, and disease and exposure in line of duty. Died at Canton, Mas
done the honors of the city very handsomely. The first gift of money to the Boston Public Library was from John P. Bigelow. Was he the John P. Bigelow who was Commander of the Medford Light Infantry, 1821-1823? Elizabeth Prescott, the youngest daughter, was married June 4, 1839. Andrew was married soon after his settlement over the church here, and these marriages with Katherine's also, are found on our Medford records, where also to be found are the deaths of the following: Edward, July 1, 1838, aged 38; Helen, unmarried, April 14, 1865, aged 61 years, 8 months; Francis R., unmarried, June 28 1886, aged 80 years, 6 months. Helen and her brother Francis each led the life of a recluse, using only a portion of the great house, and naturally they fell into ways under such conditions that made them somewhat peculiar. About the time of the death of Helen, or soon after, Francis left his old home and went to live with Charles Russell, a lawyer, on Forest street, where he spent the