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f the First, Fourth, and Fifth Texas, Eighteenth Georgia, and Hampton's Legion. He led the brigade on foot in the famous charge of the batteries, and rendered his name forever famous. He is a splendid-looking, dignified man of about forty-five years, possessing a melodious and powerful voice, and has the look of a dashing officer, and is much beloved. He now ranks as Major-General. Archer, Brigadier-General James J. Archer was appointed by the United States Captain of Volunteers, April ninth, 1847, and these being disbanded, was promoted Captain Ninth Infantry, March third, 1855. He is from Maryland, a good officer and commands a fine brigade. Pryor, Wilcox, Featherstone, Ambrose Hill, and others, were hurling their commands at the stubborn enemy, and rapidly capturing guns, munitions, and prisoners at every turn, the distant roar of cannon several miles away to our front, breaks upon the car. News is soon brought that Jackson in person is breaking the enemy's line of retreat t
N. J., en route to Washington. The regiment is well provided with all the necessaries peculiar to the movable soldier, and has twenty-two baggage-wagons, one ambulance, one hospital, and ninety-five horses, which are provided entirely for accommodation and comfort. It numbers one thousand men, who are armed with the Enfield rifle. Colonel Whipple is well known as having bravely borne himself in the Mexican war. He is from the same State as the volunteers he now commands. On the 9th of April, 1847, he was made a First Lieutenant of the Ninth infantry, and in the following month he was placed on the staff of his regiment as Adjutant. He was appointed Volunteer Aide-de-camp to Brigadier-General Lane, and distinguished himself in the battle of Atlixco. He resigned from the service on the 23d of February, 1848; but now he is again found ready to take the field. Munson's Hill, Va., was evacuated by the rebels this morning. About ten o'clock the pickets reported to General Ric
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 2 (search)
if they were not willing to give it up. The Princeton will wait for the result, and you will hear it by her. Should they not come to General Scott's terms, one day more will give us the town by force of arms, and then we will go to work on the castle. I cannot write more. I am well and trust in God's mercy all will come out right. I regret to say that young Schubrick, of the navy, was killed, day before yesterday, at the naval battery. His mother was a du Pont. New Orleans, April 9, 1847. I have reached thus far on my way home, having been, as you will see by the enclosed document, ordered to Washington by General Scott, or in other words honorably discharged. When I last wrote to you (March 27th), I had but little conception that any such great happiness was in store for me; but our good friend General Worth (who has done everything in his power to convince me he had no agency in the omission in his report of the paragraph relating to me) represented, without my kno
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 16: ecclesiastical History. (search)
47, and was consumed by fire May 20, 1855. A new edifice was immediately erected on the same lot, which was dedicated Jan. 23, 1856. The church was organized April 9, 1847. Its first pastor was Rev. Artemas B. Muzzey, who had for twelve years previously been pastor of the Cambridgeport Parish. His pastorate here commenced Sept.. The present pastor, Rev. John P. Bland, a graduate of the Cambridge Divinity School, 1871, was ordained Sept. 6, 1871. Deacons. Elected.Died. Ezra DeanApril 9, 1847Aug. 8, 1858 Peter MackintoshApril 9, 1847July 28, 1848 Eben SnowApril 27, 1847 St. Peter's Church (Catholic).—The Parish of St. Peter's Church was organiApril 9, 1847July 28, 1848 Eben SnowApril 27, 1847 St. Peter's Church (Catholic).—The Parish of St. Peter's Church was organized in January 1849, by Rev. Manasses P. Dougherty, who still remains its faithful and beloved pastor. For more than a quarter of a century he has done much to promote the growth and prosperity of his church. He has been actively engaged in the organization of all the Catholic parishes in the city, except St. John's; and of this
s. Infantry, Jan. 22, 1864. Major, Aug. 20, 1864. Transferred to 57th Mass. Infantry, May 26, 1865. Mustered out, July 30, 1865. Gould, Jacob Parker. Major, 13th Mass. Infantry, July 16, 1861. Discharged, Apr. 21, 1864, for promotion in the 59th Mass. Infantry. Colonel, 59th Mass. Infantry, Apr. 24, 1864. Died of wounds received at Petersburg, Va., Aug. 22, 1864. Gove, Jesse Augustus. Second Lieutenant, U. S. Infantry, Mar. 8, 1847. Second Lieutenant, 9th U. S. Infantry, Apr. 9, 1847. First Lieutenant, Dec. 4, 1847. Honorably discharged, Aug. 26, 1848. Captain, 10th U. S. Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855. Colonel, 22d Mass. Infantry, Oct. 30, 1861. Killed at battle of Gaines's Mill, Va., June 27, 1862. Grammer, William T. Captain, 5th Infantry, M. V. M., in service of the U. S., Sept. 16, 1862. Mustered out, July 2, 1863. Major, 5th Infantry, M. V. M., in service of the U. S., July 28, 1864. Mustered out, Nov. 16, 1864. Granger, Henry H. First Lieutenant, 10t
s, May 18, 1864. Mustered out, Oct. 7, 1865. Gould, Charles A. Born in Massachusetts. Captain, Assistant Adj. General, U. S. Volunteers, Sept. 14, 1863. Mustered out, Mar. 12, 1866. Gould, David. Born in Massachusetts. Major, Additional Paymaster, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 26, 1862. Appointment expired, Mar. 4, 1863. Died, July 27, 1867. Gove, Jesse Augustus. Born in New Hampshire. Second Lieutenant, U. S. Infantry, Mar. 8, 1847. Second Lieutenant, 9th U. S. Infantry, Apr. 9, 1847. First Lieutenant, Dec. 4, 1847. Honorably discharged, Aug. 26, 1848. Captain, 10th U. S. Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855. Colonel, 22d Mass. Infantry, Oct. 30, 1861. See Massachusetts Field Officers. Graffam, George W. Born in Massachusetts. Sergeant, 1st Me. Infantry, May 3, 1861, to Aug. 5, 1861. First Lieutenant, Adjutant, 5th Me. Infantry, Aug. 8, 1861. Resigned, Oct. 18, 1863. Private, 16th U. S. Infantry, June 6, 1865. Sergeant, July, 1865. Sergeant Major, Aug., 1865. Second L
ere: I am going fast now; I am resigned. God's will be done. As he uttered these words he expired. Major-General William Booth Taliaferro Major-General William Booth Taliaferro, a representative of an old and famous Virginia family, was born at Belleville, Gloucester county, Va., December 28, 1822. He was educated at Harvard college and William and Mary, being graduated at the latter institution in 1841. His activity was directed to a military channel by the Mexican war, and on April 9, 1847, he became captain of a company of the Eleventh United States infantry. He was promoted major August 12th, and held this rank during the following year, his command being disbanded August, 1848. He then returned to the pursuits of civil life, and was one of the Democratic presidential electors in 1856, but continued to be prominent in military affairs and commanded the State forces at the time of John Brown's raid. As major-general of Virginia militia, he took command at Norfolk on Ap
then, going to Mobile, followed the business of a commission merchant, as well as his profession. In 1846 he volunteered as a private for the Mexican war in the company of Capt. W. E. Martin, and at the formation of the regiment in Mobile he was elected colonel. The government, however, did not need the services of the regiment, and only a portion of it got as far as New Orleans. He was, however, reappointed to the United States army, as lieutenant-colonel of the Thirteenth infantry, April 9, 1847, and was promoted to colonel of the Ninth infantry September 13th. At the close of the Mexican war he resigned and returned to mercantile pursuits. In 1855 he was a member of the legislature, and the next year mayor of Mobile, in which office he was continued year after year, until 1861. At the beginning of the Confederate war he was elected colonel of the Third Alabama infantry and proceeded with it to Norfolk, Va., were he was placed over a brigade, and in May was given command of t