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cers: David L. Shepard, captain; Moses A. Richardson and Carlos A. Hart, lieutenants,—all of Foxborough. Company G, Light Infantry, Taunton. Officers: Timothy Gordon, captain; Zaccheus Sherman and Frederick A. Harrington, lieutenants,—all of Taunton. Company H, Hancock Light Guards, Quincy. Officers: Franklin Curtis, captain; Edward A. Spear and Benjamin F. Meservey, lieutenants,—all of Quincy. Company I, Lincoln Light Guards, Hingham. Officers: Luther Stephenson, Jr., captain; Charles Sprague and Nathaniel French, Jr., lieutenants,—all of Hingham. This company was named in honor of Major-General Benjamin Lincoln, of revolutionary renown. This regiment was ready to march on the 16th; but transportation could not be arranged until the next day. Its destination was Fortress Monroe. It left Faneuil Hall at three o'clock on the afternoon of the 17th, and marched to the State House, where it was addressed by Governor Andrew, who said,— It gives me unspeakable pleasur
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
for sewing. They also sent contributions to the St. Louis and Baltimore Soldiers' Fairs, and furnished tables at the New York and Boston Fairs. Norton Incorporated June 12, 1777. Population in 1860, 1,848; in 1865, 1,709. Valuation in 1860, $818,451; in 1865, $842,527. The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were Augustus Lane, William D. Wetherill, Horatio Bates; in 1863, William D. Wetherill, Horatio Bates, Benjamin E. Sweet; in 1864 and 1865, William D. Wetherill, Horatio Bates, Charles Sprague, Jr. The town-clerk and the town-treasurer during all of these years was Austin Messenger. 1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 4th of May, at which it was voted that the town furnish each soldier who may enter the service of the country from Norton with a uniform, not to exceed ten dollars in cost; and that each soldier who has entered the service of the country, and who shall hereafter enter it from the town of Norton, shall r
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 1: the Boston mob (second stage).—1835. (search)
n the presence of thousands of my fellow-citizens! O, base degeneracy from their parentstock! Josiah Quincy, Jr., afterwards Mayor of Boston, then President of the Common Council, saw the whole movement in Wilson's Lane from his office at 27 State Street. In obedience to his official duty, I rushed down, he says, Jan. 7, 1870 ( Garrison Mob, p. 54), and forced myself into his [Garrison's] immediate vicinity, and remained at his side until he was placed in a carriage and drove off. Charles Sprague, the banker poet, could also overlook the scene in Wilson's Lane: I saw an exasperated mob dragging a man along without his hat and with a rope about him. The man walked with head erect, calm countenance, flashing eyes, like a martyr going to the stake, full of faith and manly hope. The crowd turned into State Street, and I saw him no more (Quoted in Wendell Phillips's lecture on The Lyman Mob in Boston Music Hall, Nov. 17, 1870—Boston Journal, Nov. 18). At this point, Charles Burleigh
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), To John G. Whittier. (search)
To John G. Whittier. Wayland, January 20, 1876. You remember Charles Sprague's description of scenes he witnessed from a window near State Street? First, Garrison dragged through the streets by a mob; second, Burns carried back to slavery by United States troops, through the same street; third, a black regiment marching down the same street to the tune of John Brown, to join the United States army for the emancipation of their race. What a thrilling historical poem might be made of that! I have always thought that no incident in the antislavery conflict, including the war, was at once so sublime and romantic as Robert G. Shaw riding through Washington Street at the head of that black regiment. He, so young, so fair, so graceful in his motions, so delicately nurtured, so high-bred in his manners, waving his sword to friends at the windows, like a brave young knight going forth to deeds of high emprise ; followed by that dark-faced train, so long trampled in the dust, and now aw
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), Index. (search)
220. Siam, abolition of slavery in, 216. Silsbee, Mrs., Nathaniel, letters to, 59, 67. Sims, Thomas, the fugitive slave, 144; his ransom secured by Mrs. Child, 145, 189. Slaves, cruelties to, 126-132. Smith, Gerrit, makes an anti-slavery speech in Congress, 70; his regard for Mrs. Child, 166. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 213. Somerville, Mary, Life of, 222. Spanish Gypsy, The, 197. Sphinx, the Egyptian, 71. Spirit-photography, 234. Sprague, Charles, 235. Standard, the National Anti-slavery, edited by Mrs. Child, XIII., 43; letter to, 163. Stowe, Harriet Beecher, and Uncle Tom's Cabin, 69. Suffrage for women, appeal to Mr. Sumner in behalf of, 207. Sumner, Charles, speaks in Congress against Fugitive Slave Law, 69; influenced by Mrs. Child's Appeal, 77; the assault on, 78; calls on Mrs. Child, 88S; his position on the Mason and Slidell case, 163; Milmore's bust of, 187; letters to, 207. Swedenborg and the New Church, 2
The pannelled monument with plinths, which we now come to, will suggest many reflections similar to those awakened by one already noticed. The Observer calls the object of it truly a young man of talents and great promise. The inscription reads thus: Edwin Buckingham. Boston Mechanics placed this Cenotaph here. Born, 1810; died, 1833. The sea his body, Heaven his spirit holds. The following lines, occasioned by the decease of Buckingham, and the authorship of which is ascribed to Mr. Sprague, appeared, not long after that event, in the New England Magazine, of which highly respectable publication he was a proprietor, as well as the editor of it, in connection with his father, for several years:--Spare him one little week, Almighty Power! Yield to his Father's house his dying hour; Once more, once more let them, who held him dear, But see his face, his faltering voice but hear; We know, alas! that he is marked for death, But let his Mother watch his parting breath: Oh! let h
ad that he has gone to his reward; Nor deem that kindly nature did him wrong, Softly to disengage the vital cord. When his weak hand grew palsied, and his eye Dark with the mists of age, it was his time to die.” On the death of a sister. Charles Sprague. I knew that we must part! day after day I saw the dread destroyer win his way. That hollow cough first rang the fatal knell, As on my ear its prophet-warning fell; Feeble and slow thy once light footstep grew, Thy wasting cheek put on deatn dying. Better teachers than I had instructed him in the way to meet his mother; and young as the little sufferer was, he had learned that all labors and hopes of happiness, short of Heaven, were profitless and vain. I see thee still. Charles Sprague. I see thee still! Remembrance, faithful to her trust, Calls thee in beauty from the dust; Thou comest in the morning light- Thou'rt with me through the gloomy night; In dreams I meet thee as of old; Then thy soft arms my neck enfold, And th
ptain, Jan. 25, 1866; not mustered. Mustered out, July 5, 1866, as First Lieutenant. Splaine, James. Second Lieutenant, 17th Mass. Infantry, Jan. 31, 1862. First Lieutenant, Dec. 24, 1862. Captain, Aug. 10, 1864. Mustered out, July 11, 1865. Spofford, Edwin F. Second Lieutenant, 1st Mass. Heavy Artillery, Aug. 8, 1863. Discharged (disability), Oct. 5, 1864. First Lieutenant, 1st Mass. Heavy Artillery, Oct. 8, 1864. Captain, Apr. 9, 1865. Mustered out, Aug. 16, 1865. Sprague, Charles. First Lieutenant, 4th Infantry, M. V. M., tin service of the U. S., Apr. 22, 1861. Mustered out, July 22, 1861. Sprague, Peter N. Second Lieutenant, 55th Mass. Infantry, Aug. 20, 1864. First Lieutenant, Apr. 21, 1865. Mustered out, Aug. 29, 1865. Sproul, Charles L. First Lieutenant, 60th Infantry, M. V. M., in service of the U. S., July 14, 1864. Captain, Aug. 1, 1864. Mustered out, Nov. 30, 1864. Spurr, Thomas Jefferson. First Lieutenant, 15th Mass. Infantry,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, Index of names of persons. (search)
pear, J. E., 353 Spear, J. T., 354 Spear, S. P., 195, 445, 480, 557 Spear, V. K., 354, 557 Spear, W. T., 354 Speer, C. T., 445, 480, 495 Spencer, C. B., 354 Spencer, D. E., 354 Spencer, J. H., 354, 445 Spencer, W. B., 136 Spencer, W. V., Mrs., 584 Sperry, C. A., 354 Sperry, H. A., 354 Splaine, Henry, 229 Splaine, James, 354 Spofford, E. F., 354 Spooner, J. A., 445 Spooner, S. B., 229 Spooner, W. B., 584 Spooner, W. B., Mrs., 584 Sprague, A. B. R., 195, 229, 445, 557 Sprague, Charles, 354 Sprague, H. B., 480, 557 Sprague, J. T., 445 Sprague, P. N., 354 Sprague, Peleg, 724 Sprague, W. H., 136 Sprigman, J. H., 136 Sproul, C. L., 354 Spurr, T. J., 354 Stackpole, D. D., 564 Stackpole, J. L., U. S. Vols., 354, 445, 557 Stackpole, J. L., 724 Stacy, J. N., 480 Stacy, W. L., 354 Stafford, J. C., 136 Stall, W. B., 354 Stanley, C. H., 354 Stanton, E. M., 595, 724 Stanton, F. P., 724 Stanton, Jabez, 584 Stanton, N. V., 354 Stanwood, E. P., 229 Stanwood, F
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 13: the Boston Radical Club: Dr. F. H. Hedge (search)
a cottage in Dorchester when we received an invitation from Mrs. Farrar, of hospitable memory, to pass the day at her house, with other guests, among whom Margaret Fuller was mentioned. It was arranged that I should go with Margaret to the church in which the morning meeting would be held. I had never even heard of Dr. Hedge, but I listened to him with close attention, and can still recall the steely ring of his voice, and the effect of his clear-cut sentences. The poem was given by Charles Sprague; and of this I only remember that in one couplet, speaking of the wonderful talents which parents are apt to recognize in their children, he asked whence could have come those ordinary men and women whom we all know. This question provoked some laughter on the part of the audience. As we left the church, I asked Margaret whether she had not found Dr. Hedge's discourse very good. She replied, Yes; it was high ground for middle ground. Many years after this time, I asked Dr. Hedge wh
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