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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
Chapter 10: Middlesex County. Freetown, Bristol County, Mass.This county is the most populous in the Commonwealth, and next to Suffolk the most wealthy. It has a grand historic renown: within its limits are Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. It is bounded north by New Hampshire, north-east by the county of Essex, south-east by Charles River, Boston Harbor, and Norfolk County, and west by the county of Worcester. Its rivers are the Merrimac, Charles, Mystic, Sudbury, Concord, and Nashua. Nearly every town is now intersected with a railroad. It contains fifty-four cities and towns. Since the war the town of Hudson, formed of parts of Marlborough and Stow, and the town of Everett, formed of a part of Maiden, have been incorporated as separate and distinct towns; the former, March 19, 1866, and the latter, March 9, 1870. Their war records form a part of that of the towns from which they were set off, and therefore do not appear distinct and separate in this volume. In old
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, The education of the people (1859). (search)
lasted. [Applause.] It is impossible to trace the results of such provocatives of thought as these. A name which the previous speaker used gives me an illustration pertinent to the occasion. He spoke of one who has just left our shores, a man eminent in every good work,--Dr. Bowditch. You know his family story. His father was a poor boy, one of those whose early privations and need after-time gathers up with loving and grateful admiration. It chanced that one of the privateers of Essex county brought in, as a prize, the extensive library of Dr. Kirwan,--a scientific man. It was given to the public by the generosity of the merchants of Salem, and so became open to young Bowditch. He was left to avail himself at will of this magazine of science. The boy grew into a man; wife and children were about him, and moderate wealth in his hands. La Place published his sublime work, which it is said only twenty men in the world can read. With patient toil, with a brain which that earl
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 1: Ancestry.—1764-1805. (search)
of stone for the ploughshare, washed by waters dense with fish, and skirted by timber abounding in large game—must have produced a sort of Western fever among them. Many of his listeners had no doubt served in the Nova Scotia campaigns against the French which culminated in the capture of Louisburg in 1758, followed by that of Quebec in 1759, and the British occupation of the St. John as far as the Nashwaak; and were already aware of the natural advantages of the territory. The first Essex County migration to Nova Scotia (as New Brunswick was then called) took place in the spring of 1763 in a packet sloop of forty tons burthen, Hatheway's Hist. New Brunswick, p. 7. commanded by Captain Newman. The following spring brought a reinforcement of colonists in the sloop commanded by Captain Howe, which became an annual Ibid., p. 8. trader to the River, and the only means of communication between the Pilgrims and their native land. The arrival was most timely, for an early frost
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 19 (search)
XVIII. James Elliot Cabot Our late associate, Elliot Cabot, of whom I have been appointed to write a sketch, was to me, from my college days, an object of peculiar interest, on a variety of grounds. He was distantly related to me, in more than one way, through the endless intermarriages of the old Essex County families. Though two years and a half older, he was but one year in advance of me in Harvard College. He and his chum, Henry Bryant, who had been my schoolmate, were among the early founders of the Harvard Natural History Society, then lately established, of which I was an ardent member; and I have never had such a sensation of earthly glory as when I succeeded Bryant in the responsible function of Curator of Entomology in that august body. I used sometimes in summer to encounter Cabot in the Fresh Pond marshes, then undrained, which he afterwards described so delightfully in the Atlantic Monthly in his paper entitled Sedge birds (xxiii, 384). On these occasions he bor
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Fourth battery Massachusetts Light Artillery. (search)
,11291302 Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in battery,–33 Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within battery,–11 Totals–44 Actual total of members of battery,11287298 Killed and died of wounds,–11 Died by accident and disease,–4646 Died in Confederate prisons,––– Totals,–4747 Casualties by Engagements. 1862. Aug. 5, Baton Rouge, La.,–11 Active also at Fort Blakely, Ala., April 2-9, 1865. The 4th Battery Light Artillery was composed chiefly of men from Essex and Middlesex counties. Almost immediately after its muster in October and November, 1861, it joined General Butler's New Orleans expedition, and was among the troops before Forts Jackson and Phillips at their surrender. The battery was encamped at Carroll. ton, La., until June 16, 1862, when a portion of it, under Lieutenant Taylor, engaged in action at Pass Manchac, La.; but the organization as a whole was not engaged until the battle of Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 5, 1862. It
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Sixth regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), 3 months, 9 months and 100 days service. (search)
men,–––1–1–1–211–7 Casualties by Engagements. 1861. April 19, Baltimore, Md.,–––––3––––1––4 1862. Dec. 12, Tanner's Ford, Va.,–1-–––––––––––1 1863. Jan. 30, Deserted House, Va.,–1–4–––1–––––6 May 15, Carsville, Va.,––––2––––1–––3 The services of the 6th Infantry, M. V. M., were tendered to the State of Massachusetts by its officers Jan. 21, 1861, and on the 15th of April, 1861, the regiment was called into service by Governor Andrew. Its members were residents of Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk and Worcester counties, its colonel being Edward F. Jones of Pepperell. The regiment left Boston for Washington via New York and Philadelphia, April 17, 1861, being enthusiastically greeted in these two cities. It arrived at Baltimore on the 19th of April, when its passage across the city was intercepted by a mob, and a detachment, companies C, I, L and D, under Capt. Albert S. Follansbe
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Forty-eighth regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia). (search)
s,–––––––––––––827 Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment. Including non-commissioned staff.1–1121111–1––10 Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment.––1––––1–––1–3 Totals,1–2121121–11–13 Actual total of members of regiment,— Officers,938–––––––––––47 Enlisted men, Including non-commissioned staff.4–92889393906351815260–767 Totals,–––––––––––––814 Eight companies of infantry were recruited at Camp Lander, Wenham, Mass., to form, as an Essex County organization, the 48th Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, under Col. Eben F. Stone of Newburyport, but on account of the immediate demand for troops for the Banks expedition, four companies of men recruiting at Lakeville to form an Irish regiment were consolidated with six of these companies and formed in that manner the 48th Infantry; the remaining two original Essex County companie
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Fiftieth regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia). (search)
taff.5–95888097849188928698–904 Totals,–––––––––––––943 Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in regiment.–––––––––––––– Enlisted men (included above) serving elsewhere within regiment.–––––––––––1–1 Actual total of members of regiment,— Officers,930–––––––––––39 Enlisted men, Including non-commissioned staff.5–95888097849188928697–903 Totals,–––––––––––––942 The 50th Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, had for its nucleus the 7th Regiment Mass. Militia, made up of men from Essex and Middlesex counties. Recruited to the required numbers at Camp Edwin M. Stanton, Boxford, it left camp under Col. Carlos P. Messer for New York November 19, to become part of General Banks' forces in the Department of the Gulf. Owing to the lack of means of transportation, it was sent to Louisiana by detachments, and Company I, sailing December 1, arrived much
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
864 he was adjutant and inspector-general of a division of Georgia militia. After the surrender he exiled himself from the country and passed two years in Cuba, France and England, but returned in 1867. The closing years of his life were spent in advocacy of State political reforms and in enforcing the taxation laws of 1874 against the railroads. He died December 15, 1885. Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, second secretary of state, was born in Essex county, Virginia, April 21, 1809. He studied in the university of Virginia and then engaged in law practice in his native county. He sat in the Virginia house of delegates elected in 1834, and in 1837 entered the national house of representatives, in which he obtained such influence that upon his re-election by his district he was chosen speaker. Here began his close friendship and political alliance with John C. Calhoun. He was defeated in 1842, re-elected in 1844, and in 1846 was elected United
hose attention was not attracted by the cool and handsome bearing of General Garnett, who, totally devoid of excitement or rashness, rode immediately in rear of his advancing line, endeavoring, by his personal efforts and by the aid of his staff, to keep his line well closed and dressed. He was shot from his horse while near the center of the brigade, within about 25 paces of the stone wall. Brigadier-General Robert Selden Garnett Brigadier-General Robert Selden Garnett, born in Essex county, Va., December 16, 1819, was graduated at the United States military academy in 1841, and promoted second lieutenant of artillery. He served at the West Point academy from July, 1843, to October, 1844, as assistant instructor of infantry tactics. In 1845 he was assigned to duty as aide-de-camp to General Wool, and in this capacity rendered conspicuous service in the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, winning promotion to the rank of first lieutenant of the Fourth artillery. He
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