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ter the bands were to play appropriate National airs.--In the afternoon Gen. McClellan paraded the troops, and made them a few hopeful and encouraging remarks, thanking the men in feeling terms for their uniform bravery, fortitude, and good conduct. A large and enthusiastic meeting of the citizens of Springfield, Mass., was held for the purpose of devising means to meet President Lincoln's call for more troops. Patriotic resolutions were unanimously passed, and speeches were made by Mayor Bemis, George Ashmun, Gen. Devens, M. K. Kum of Missouri, George Walker, Judge Chapman, and others. The bombardment of the rebel fortifications at Vicksburgh, by the Union mortar-fleet, was continued during the whole of this day, ceasing at ten o'clock at night.--At Port Royal Ferry, S. C., a skirmish took place between a party of National pickets and a body of rebels, resulting in the defeat of the latter. Governors Bradford, of Maryland, and Curtin, of Pennsylvania, issued proclamat
t of these two divisions. General Doubleday's division performed good service in resisting the attack of the enemy on our extreme left. The accompanying report of General Reynolds will give more in detail the work of General Meade's, Doubleday's, and Gibbon's troops. The Sixth corps, the strongest and one of the most reliable in the army, commanded by General W. F. Smith, was not seriously engaged in any attack during the day, as is stated in his report. Neither was the division of General Bemis, of the Ninth corps, which was under the command of General Franklin at that time. The report of General Franklin will give the movements of the left grand division more in detail, including the cavalry division of Brigadier-General Bayard. It may be well to state that at 10:30 A. M. I sent Captain P. M. Lydig, of my staff, to General Franklin, to ascertain the condition of affairs in his front, as I was anxiously expecting to hear that the hill near Hamilton's had been carried. C
to Mistick Ford, near the present square. In order to verify the correctness of some of these statements, and to form an idea of the situation then existing, let us take a position on the hill in the rear of the old high-school building and, looking towards the river, see in imagination the retaining wall on the north side of the river, and the earth filling back of it removed; also the retaining wall supporting the southerly side of High street, that extends from the dwelling house of Dr. Bemis to a point opposite the driveway of the public library, and the filling back of that also removed; see the new channel of the river filled up so as to turn the water into its original course, sweep away all buildings and other improvements, remembering that the tide once flowed into the square, that Cradock bridge was twice its present length, and that the south bank of the river was then substantially as at present; see also the narrow cart path creeping along the bank of the river, just
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 4., Medford Historical Society. (search)
list. Corrected to April, 1901. Albree, John, Jr. Alden, Miss E. L. Allen, Edward F. Allen, Oscar H. Deceased.Andrews, Gustavus F. Archibald, Warren M. Atherton, Miss Lily B. Atwood, Miss Louise. Ayers, Fred E. Ayres, Miss Alice E. Baer, John Willis. Balcom, Edward H. Barker, William S., Jr. Barker, Abner H. Barker, J. Herbert. Barrett, Miss Mary C. Batchelder, George L. Baxter, Hon. Charles S. Bedell, Daniel. Begien, Henry M. Bemis, Miss Fannie E. Deceased.Bean, James. Bissell, Hezekiah. Blanchard, Miss Sarah J. Life Members.Boynton, Hon. E. Bridge, Miss Lucy P. Broderson, N. H. Brooks, Frederick. Brooks, Henry. Life Members.Brooks, Shepherd. Life Members.Brooks, Peter C. Brown, David H. Brown, Mrs. Abby D. Brown, Mrs. Harriet W. Brown, Edward D. Brown, George E. Bruce, Mrs. F. P. Bullard, B. Frank. Burbank, Miss Ella L. Burbank, Miss Ida E. Buss, Charle
e. The next house and that of Thatcher Magoun need no description, except to mention the high fence and gateways with lantern over, and the well-kept grounds, and the statuary. Next a large house with mansard roof, a porch over the front entrance, and the ground below the street sloping to the river and vacant for some distance. A small cottage painted straw-color stood close to the way; next the old Grace Church, in which then or later a Medford school was kept. Then came the house of Dr. Bemis; next the fire engine house, since moved a little, and now the Grand Army hall, and next the Orthodox, or Mr. McCollom's Church. There was then no clock upon it, but it had a bell which was rung at stated intervals each week day at the town's expense. A small vacant lot lay beyond the church, and next was the four-story brick block then called the Usher Building. Next were some low wooden buildings, in one of which was Wyman's market, that in later years gave place to the Odd Fellows
difficulty that they could protect them from being crushed by the crowd. While passing from the train to the carriages, in the j. m, Major Hunter, of the United States Army, one of Mr. Lincoln's suite, had his shoulder dislocated. The passage of the procession up Exchange and Main street to the American Hotel, was a perfect ovation. Most of the buildings on those streets were gaily draped with flags. Arriving at the American Hotel, Mr. Lincoln was welcomed in a brief speech by acting Mayor Bemis, to which he responded as follows: Mr. Mayor and fellow-citizens of Buffalo and the State of New York: I am here to thank you briefly for this grand reception given to me, not personally, but as the representative of our great and beloved country. (Cheers.)--Your worthy Mayor has been pleased to mention in his address to me the fortunate and agreeable journey which I have had from home, only it is rather a circuitous route to the Federal Capital. I am very happy that he was ena