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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fremont, John Charles 1813-1890 (search)
fforts had been directed towering 800 or 1,000 feet into the air above him. In the mean time, finding himself grow rather worse than better, and doubtful how far my strength would carry me, I sent Basil Lajeunesse with four men back to the place where the mules had been left. We were now better acquainted with the topography of the country; and I directed him to bring back with him, if it were in any way possible, four or five mules, with provisions and blankets. With me were Maxwell and Ayer; and, after we had remained nearly an hour on the rock, it became so unpleasantly cold, though the day was bright, that we set out on our return to the camp, at which we all arrived safely, straggling in one after the other. I continued ill during the afternoon, but became better towards sundown, when my recovery was completed by the appearance of Basil and four men, all mounted. The men who had gone with him had been too much fatigued to return, and were relieved by those in charge of the
14, 1868. 75,667CraryMar. 17, 1868. 79,289MonceJune 23, 1868. 79,296AllisJune 30, 1868. 80,815EnholmAug. 11, 1868. 81,219ShiverAug. 18, 1868. 82,655StackpoleSept. 29, 1868. 91,327Garcin et al.June 15, 1869. 93,214MansonAug. 3, 1869. 95,069AyerSept. 21, 1869. 97,586AyerDec. 7, 1869. 3. Springs in various Combinations. (continued). No.Name.Date. 104,610MansonJune 21, 1870. 111,276Thornton et al.Jan. 24, 1871. 115,379StearnsMay 30, 1871. 115,436Constable et al.May 30, 1871. 120,6AyerDec. 7, 1869. 3. Springs in various Combinations. (continued). No.Name.Date. 104,610MansonJune 21, 1870. 111,276Thornton et al.Jan. 24, 1871. 115,379StearnsMay 30, 1871. 115,436Constable et al.May 30, 1871. 120,654MansonNov. 7, 1871. 121,532MacauleyDec. 5, 1871. 121,638Manson (Reissue.)Dec. 5, 1871. 121,745BarnesDec. 12, 1871. 124,812GreerMar. 19, 1872. 126,421SquierMay 7, 1872. 126,441BouchardMay 7, 1872. 127,129WilcoxMay 21, 1872. 129,998Warren et al.July 30, 1872. 131,614HowellSept. 24, 1872. 133,760Cleveland et al.Dec. 10, 1872. 134,526DuntonJan. 7, 1873. 141,367MansonJuly 29, 1873. 148,225MansonMar. 3, 1874. 150,141FayApr. 28, 1874. 152,633HerrintonJune 30, 1874. 156,161HuntoonOc
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 1: from Massachusetts to Virginia. (search)
applied to me to receive the Andrew Light guard, --a company raised in Salem by the then Captain Cogswell; as it will add, writes the Governor, to the completion of your command, to aid which I shall always be happy. On the ninth of May the Governor applied to me for an appointment for Dr. R. H. Salter, as surgeon; adding, If I were selecting a regiment, he is the man of all others I should choose as surgeon of a regiment; and again, May 16, in a letter to me introducing Mr. Fisher and Major Ayer, of Medway, the latter of whom had seventyone men on his rolls. This company, discarding their own elected officers, took those I designated, and became Company E of the Second Regiment. And again, on the same day, May 16, I received another letter written for the Governor by an officer of his staff, in which Governor Andrew applies to me to take into my regiment two German companies enlisted in Boston, then being supported by Mr. Urbino and others of their countrymen, who could ill aff
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter army life and camp drill (search)
orders that Butler, while in command at For tress Monroe, adroitly applied the term contraband-of-war to captured slaves. Devens was United States Marshal at the time of the Sims case, and although his sympathies were with the fugitive slave, he felt obliged to obey the law. But he afterwards made a great effort financially and otherwise to procure freedom for Sims, and his brave career in the Civil War has been fitly recognized by naming for him the recent great soldiers' training camp at Ayer. August 2 Dearest Mother: We take things more quietly here. The war has never cost us a minute's sleep, which Dr. Holmes thinks enviable at such a time. You and Anna croon over your Springfield Republican till you get altogether too anxious. Our people are too excitable and felt the Manassas repulse far more than was needful. So far as the military aspects of the matter are concerned, everything looks much better to me, since that, than before, both by land and sea. As for foreign
Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909, Company E, 39th Massachusetts Infantry, in the Civil War.—(Iv.) (search)
d, as General Robinson, our division commander, lost a leg at that time and was obliged to leave the front. General Crawford was the physician at Fort Sumter when it was taken in 1861. formed a line of battle on the right of the railroad, and General Ayer, of the Second Division of our corps (the Fifth), formed on the left of the railroad. General Griffin's First Division (our corps) was in the rear tearing up the tracks, as we thus advanced towards Petersburg. We had proceeded about a mile and a half in dense woods, when Hill's Rebel Corps charged on us. (The Yellow house was behind us now.) Ayer's Division gave way, letting the enemy come around our left flank. There was nothing for us to do but to fall back or be captured. The Rebel line in front of us was within forty feet. The order was accordingly given to fall back. All were lying down flat on the ground at the time, the Rebels in the, same position, also, but ready to shoot as fast as we stood up. Colonel C. L. Pierson w
d, 23, 70. Arnold, Lilla E., 72. Arnold, L. Frank, 21, 23. Arnold, Mary Ella, 22. Arnold, William J., 12. Ashland, 12. Atchafalaya River, 52. Atlantic, The. 4. Augur, General, 58, 59, 60. Austin, Nathaniel, 82. Avery Salt Works, 56. Ayer's Division, 3. Ayer, General, 2. Bacon, Rev., Henry, 40. Bailey, Clarinda, 42, 43. Baily, Mrs., Kendall, 72. Baker, William A., 12. Banks, General N. P., 51, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61. Baptist Church, East Cambridge, 39. Barberry Ayer, General, 2. Bacon, Rev., Henry, 40. Bailey, Clarinda, 42, 43. Baily, Mrs., Kendall, 72. Baker, William A., 12. Banks, General N. P., 51, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61. Baptist Church, East Cambridge, 39. Barberry Lane, Land on, 73-85. Baton Rouge, 51, 53. Battle of Weldon Railroad, 2. Bayou, Boeuf, 53, 56. Bayou, Sara, 58. Bayou, Teche, 53, 54. Bean, George W., 12. Belding, Charles H., 12. Bell, 39. Bellfield, 7. Benedict Institute, Columbia, S. C., 31. Bennett, Adeline Frances, 69. Bennett, Clark, 40, 69, 75. Bennett, Hannah, 69. Bennett, Lydia, 48. Bennett, Oscar F., 48. Benz, August, 12. Berwick Bay, 53, 54. Berwick City, 54, 55. Beverly, Mass., 3. Bisland, Battle of, 55.
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Historical papers (search)
ch were afterwards found written over with chalk. At sunrise, Major Turner, with a portion of his soldiers, entered the village; and the enemy made a rapid retreat, carrying with them seventeen prisoners. They were pursued and overtaken just as they were entering the woods; and a severe skirmish took place, in which the rescue of some of the prisoners was effected. Thirty of the enemy were left dead on the field, including the infamous Hertel de Rouville. On the part of the villagers, Captains Ayer and Wainwright and Lieutenant Johnson, with thirteen others, were killed. The intense heat of the weather made it necessary to bury the dead on the same day. They were laid side by side in a long trench in the burial-ground. The body of the venerated and lamented minister, with those of his wife and child, sleep in another part of the burial-ground, where may still be seen a rude monument with its almost illegible inscription:— Clauditur hoc turnulo corpus Reverendi pii doctique vir
their march at Medford common, where the soldier boys were addressed by the mayor. The local papers have given full accounts of the same. To these for details we refer our readers. By courtesy of the Mercury our frontispiece is a timely illustration of this Medford event. Our boys got safely over and are now somewhere in France. Here's hoping they come safely back, but we know they will do duty well and help win the war. The selectmen from Medford have also gone to the cantonment at Ayer and are in training. The people are responding to the calls for aid in the Red Cross, the Library Fund and recreation help. On the two Liberty Loans Medford did its duty well. Here and there, all about the city, the red service flag with its white center and one or more blue stars indicates that from that Medford home some one has gone to the colors or is doing duty in the war service. The churches have Old Glory by the altar or just below the cross, and their service flags displayed wit
Tough Job for a dollar. --William Richards recently carried Jerome Stevens upon his back from Ayer's Village, Mass., to Haverhill, a distance of five miles, for a dollar.--Stevens weighed 140 pounds, and the time occupied was two hours and twenty minutes.
nsideration of the House, he would waive any remark upon the constitutional principle involved in the prayer of the petitioners. It is the utterance of a large and intelligent body of constituents, and is worthy of special consideration as a demonstration of their patriotism and their readiness to sustain the government in any and all measures deemed necessary to the successful prosecution of the war. He moved its reference to the Committee on Military Affairs, and it was so referred. Mr. Ayer, of South Carolina offered the following resolution; which was appropriately referred: Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire and report, by bill or otherwise, on the expediency of increasing the penalties now imposed by law on all Government officials, arents, and employees, who may be found guilty of practicing fraud and peculation on the Government; and especially to report on the propriety of punishing every such offender with severe flogging on
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