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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 10 2 Browse Search
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enth left Massachusetts for the front on the 23d of August, 1861. The Eighteenth Regiment was recruited at Camp Brigham, Readville, and was composed of men from Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth Counties. The camp was named in honor of Colonel Elijah D. Brigham, Commissary-General of Massachusetts. James Barnes, of Springfield, a graduate of West Point, and a veteran officer, was commissioned colonel. The regiment left the State for Washington, on the 24th of August, 1861. Colonel Barnes grlonel William J. Dale, as Surgeon-General of the Commonwealth, his Excellency the Governor directs that he hereafter take rank as brigadier-general, and that he be obeyed and respected accordingly. William Schouler, Adjutant-General. Elijah D. Brigham, of Boston, on the thirteenth day of June, 1861, was commissioned Commissary-General of Massachusetts, with the rank of colonel, which rank he held until May 14, 1864, when he was promoted by the Governor to the rank of brigadier-general.
see if he will take command of a Massachusetts regiment. On the same day, the Governor wrote a letter to the Secretary of War, in regard to the high prices paid for provisions by the Government here, and concerning dishonest practices in the purchase of shoes; and, at his request, Senator Wilson, who was at the State House, sent the following telegram to the Secretary: Pay especial attention to a letter you will receive from Governor Andrew and the Commissary-General of Massachusetts (Colonel Brigham), relative to the cost of rations here to the United-States troops. The Government is paying much more than the State does for the same article. It is reported here, on good authority, that army shoes condemned by inspectors in New York are sold again to contractors, who are permitted to fill their contracts with them. A competent inspector should be appointed here, to see that comdemned shoes are not sold again. Sept. 2.—Governor wrote to Governor Curtin, of Pennsylvania,—
-Colonel William S. King, formerly of the Thirty-fifth Regiment of Infantry, was commissioned colonel. This regiment was detailed for duty in the defences of Washington. Two unattached companies, respectively commanded by Captain Kenny and Captain Brigham, were sent forward to Washington, for the same service. Captain Brigham's company left the State Sept. 26; and Captain Kenny's company, Oct. 29. In-addition to the above, 1,247 men were mustered in for ninety days service. On the 4th Captain Brigham's company left the State Sept. 26; and Captain Kenny's company, Oct. 29. In-addition to the above, 1,247 men were mustered in for ninety days service. On the 4th of July, Congress passed an act allowing credits to be given for men in the naval service who had entered during the Rebellion. This was one of the most just deeds of Congress during the war, and great credit is due to Governor Andrew for it. He was at Washington when the bill passed. On the 5th of July, he sent the following telegram to the Adjutant-General,— My impression is, that, under the volunteer laws, hundred day men cannot be mustered, but militia can be mustered for one hundr
olonel William L. Candler, aide-de-camp. Lieutenant-Colonel Albert G. Browne, Jr., late private secretary. Major Henry Ware, private secretary. Major-General William Schouler, Adjutant-General. Brigadier-General John H. Reed, Quartermaster-General. Brigadier-General William J. Dale, Surgeon-General. Brigadier-General Richard A. Peirce, Inspector-General. Brigadier-General William Raymond Lee, Chief Engineer. Brigadier-General William L. Burt, Judge-Advocate-General. Brigadier-General Elijah D. Brigham, Commissary-General. Colonel Joseph M. Day, Provost-Marshal-General. Colonel J. F. B. Marshall, Paymaster-General. Colonel William S. King, Constable of Commonwealth. Colonel Charles Amory, late Master of Ordnance. Lieutenant-Colonel Gardiner Tufts, Assistant Provost-Marshal-General, State agent at Washington, of Lynn, Essex County. Major William Rogers, assistant Adjutant-General. Major George C. Trumbull, late Acting Master of Ordnance. These nominations wer
nteers, July 28, 1864. Mustered out, July 26, 1865. Bridgman, Frank. Born in Massachusetts, July 10, 1820. Major and Additional Paymaster, U. S. Volunteers, Sept. 5, 1861; accepted, Sept. 12, 1861. Brevet Lieut. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 24, 1865. Mustered out, Jan. 1, 1869. Major and Paymaster, U. S. Army, Feb. 3, 1869; accepted, Mar. 23, 1869. Retired, July 10, 1884 (by operation of law, sect. 1, Act June 30, 1882). Briggs, Henry Shaw. See General Officers. Brigham, Elijah D. Born in Massachusetts. Captain and Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, Sept. 30, 1861, to Feb. 9, 1863. Private in general service, and Second Lieutenant, 10th U. S. Infantry, Nov. 28, 1862. First Lieutenant, Nov. 4, 1863, to June 11, 1864. Captain and Commissary of Subsistence, Feb. 9, 1863. Brevet Major and Lieut. Colonel, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865. Resigned, Feb. 25, 1867. Brigham, Henry A. Born in Massachusetts. Ordnance Storekeeper, Ordnance Department, U. S
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, Index of names of persons. (search)
, 580 Briggs, C. E., 378 Briggs, C. H., 249 Briggs, C. W., 249 Briggs, D. L., 18 Briggs, G. F., 485 Briggs, G. W., 18 Briggs, H. S., 171, 207, 402, 624 Briggs, H. W., 249 Briggs, J. B., 249 Briggs, J. G., 18 Briggs, J. W., 249 Briggs, Moses, 249 Briggs, O. F., 249 Briggs, R. F., 249 Briggs, R. F., 249 Briggs, S. P., 580 Briggs, T. L., 18 Briggs, W. H. H., 249 Briggs, W. S., 250 Briggs, William, Jr., 249 Brigham, A. M., 485 Brigham, A. W., 250 Brigham, C. O., 460 Brigham, E. D., 402, 509 Brigham, E. F., 250 Brigham, E. H., 250 Brigham, F. W., 18 Brigham, G. H., 20 Brigham, H. A., 402 Brigham, H. O., 402 Brigham, J. L., 250, 403, 509 Brigham, L. S., 20 Brigham, W. F., 250 Bright, J. B., 580 Bright, W. E., 580 Brightman, P. O., 20 Brimmer, Martin, Mrs., 594 Brisco, J. A., 20 Bristol, G. V., 250 Britten, H. B., 571 Britton, Isaac, 250 Broad, G., 577 Broad, Ira, 580 Brock, O. S., 20 Brodhead, J. A., 403, 509 Bronson, David, 250 Brookhouse, R