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nt of Maine Volunteers, under the command of Colonel E. C. Mason, U. S. A., left Augusta, Me., for the seat of war. There are in the regiment about eight hundred men. They were hastily organized, and therefore have had but little drill. The organization was made at Augusta, where Company A first went into encampment five weeks ago; some of the other companies were in camp only four or five days. The men are nearly all lumbermen, raftsmen, and farmers, mostly from along the Kennebec and Penobscot rivers. The largest company (A) have ninety men, who, with the exception of a few blacksmiths, are all lumbermen. This company, and Company K, did not have a man rejected at the inspection, nor did one refuse to take the oath of enlistment. The other companies lost each from two to five men in going through these forms. The regiment have camp equipage complete. Their uniform is light blue pantaloons, dark blue blouses, and the dark blue U. S. regulation infantry caps. They are armed wi
respondence was found, sufficient to condemn her; one paper was a telegraphic despatch stating the blockade was open and the coast clear at Apalachicola. This was at the time she slipped out. The Connecticut took possession of her as a prize. The Fortification Bill passed the United States House of Representatives to-day, appropriating an aggregate of five millions nine hundred and sixty thousand dollars. Among the appropriations were one hundred thousand dollars for Fort Knox, on Penobscot River; one hundred thousand dollars for fort on Hog Island, Portland harbor; seventy-five thousand dollars for Fort Warren, and fifty thousand dollars for For Winthrop, Boston harbor; one hundred thou sand dollars for the fort in New Bedford harbor. The appropriation also included the following for the year 1862: fifty thousand dollars for Fort Knox; fifty thousand dollars for Hog Island Fort; fifty thousand dollars for Fort Winthrop and exterior batteries ; fifty thousand dollars for fort a
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
ayuga. Schooner John Douglas 41,011 62 3,402 52 37,609 10 do June 18, 1864 Penobscot. Schooner Jupiter 35,982 40 3,299 80 32,682 60 Philadelphia Oct. 11, 1864 Schooner James Williams 5,510 15 749 77 4,760 38 New Orleans Oct. 12, 1864 Penobscot. Schooner J. C. McCabe 452 11 168 03 284 08 Washington Oct. 19, 1863 ZouavMarigold. Schooner Lily 5,995 66 966 68 5,028 98 New Orleans June 18, 1864 Penobscot. Schooner Lynchburg 11,449 43 4,437 27 7,012 16 New York July 28, 1864 Quars). Schooner Matilda 7,219 87 1,238 10 5,981 77 New Orleans June 26, 1865 Penobscot. Schooner Malta 8,636 46 1,650 03 6,986 43 do Aug. 22, 1865 Glide. Schocticut. Schooner Robert Bruce 38,338 17 6,981 52 31,356 65 do Feb. 4, 1834 Penobscot. Schooner Reindeer, cargo of 8,895 29 2,051 53 6,843 76 do Nov. 25, 1863 Wn. Schooner Stingray 33,988 04 2,968 16 31,019 88 New Orleans June 7, 1864 Penobscot. Schooner Sylphide 3,050 69 769 95 2,280 74 do June 17, 1864 Virginia.
ted States of America, whose independence, won on the battle-fields of the Revolution, was tardily and reluctantly conceded by Great Britain on the 30th of November, 1782, contained at that time a population of a little less than Three Millions, of whom half a million were slaves. This population was mainly settled upon and around the bays, harbors, and inlets, which irregularly indent the western shore of the Atlantic Ocean, for a distance of about a thousand miles, from the mouth of the Penobscot to that of the Altamaha. The extent of the settlements inland from the coast may have averaged a hundred miles, although there were many points at which the primitive forest still looked off upon the broad expanse of the ocean. Nominally, and as distinguished from those of other civilized nations, the territories of the Confederation stretched westward to the Mississippi, and northward, as now, to the Great Lakes, giving a total area of a little more than eight hundred thousand square mi
s of their own I His argument is that, if Slavery be contrary to English law, no local enactments in the Colonies could give it any validity. To avoid overturning Slavery in the Colonies, it was absolutely necessary to uphold it in England. --Ibid,m p. 426. There is no record of any serious opposition, whether on moral or economic grounds, to the introduction of slaves and establishment of Slavery in the various British, Dutch, and Swedish Colonies, planted along the coast between the Penobscot and the Savannah rivers during the succeeding century. At the outset, it is certain that the importation of negro chattels into the various seaports, by merchants trading thither, was regarded only with vague curiosity and marvel, like that which would now be excited by the experimental introduction of elephants or hippopotami as beasts of burden. Human rights, in the abstract, had not yet been made a theme of popular discussion, hardly of philosophic speculation: for English liberty, Jo
Sons of Northern sires arising, “Display who gave you birth,” And save the priceless treasure, won By your brave fathers' worth,-- One country, free, united, Called by one glorious name; One banner floating o'er them, From Lakes to Gulf, the same. Leave shop, and bench, and counter; Leave forge, and desk, and field; Leave axe, and spade, and hammer, For weaker hands to wiel Come from Penobscot's pine-clad banks, Where the hardy woodman's axe Hurls crashing down the giant tree Upon the bear's fresh tracks; From the clustered hills of granite, Crowned with the noble name Of him, whose home dishonored Has left to us his fame; From where Ticonderoga Looks out on blue Champlain; From the green shores of Erie, The field of Lundy's Lane; From Bennington and Plattsburg, From Saratoga's plain, From every field of battle Where honored dead remain. Up, Massachusetts! seize the sword That won calm peace and free ; Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem. 'Tis thine, still thine, to lead
lemn lips of question, like the Sphynx in Egypt's sands! This day we fashion Destiny, our web of fate we spin; This day for all hereafter choose we holiness or sin; Even now from starry Gerizim, or Ebal's cloudy crown, We call the dews of blessing, or the bolts of cursing down! By all for which the Martyrs bore their agony and shame; By all the warning words of truth with which the Prophets came; By the Future which awaits us; by all the hope which cast Their faint and trembling beams across the blackness of the Past, And in the awful name of Him who for earth's freedom died; O ye people! O my brothers! let us choose the righteous side! So shall the Northern pioneer go joyfully on his way, To wed Penobscot's waters to San Francisco's bay; To make the rugged places smooth, and sow the vales with grain, And bear, with Liberty and Law, the Bible in his train; The mighty West shall bless the East, and sea shall answer sea, And mountain unto mountain call: praise God, for we are free!
160. the Nation's voice. by Rev. Marshall B. Smith. No longer shall our standard Ignobly trail in dust, Or the sword within its scabbard Corroded be with rust; For the Nation's heart is beating With quick and mighty throes, And the Nation's hands are ready To subdue the Nation's foes. From blue Penobscot's waters To Potomac's crystal tide, From the great Atlantic seaboard To Nevada's snowy side, One mighty voice is uttered, Like the thunders of the sky: ”‘Neath the Stars and Stripes we'll rally, And for them we will die. Though the colors of the rebels Float on every Southern plain, We will tear them from the staff-head, And raise ‘the Stripes’ again. Though the enemies of Freedom Come forth in all their might, In the strength of God we'll meet them, And battle for the right. We will rally for our country, And for human freedom, too, And bravely meet the traitors ‘Neath the old Red, White, and Blue. ”The spirit of our fathers Revives in us to-day, For their valor and their
perfect confidence that he can do it, but cannot spare from here anything except the following: Victoria--two eight-inch guns and one thirty-two-pound Parrott; Anacostia, Freeborn, Island Belle--Potomac fleet; Octoroon--not yet arrived; Fox calls her a regular gunboat of four guns; Currituck--merchant steamer like the Potomac gunboats, I suppose; Daylight--merchant steamer like the Potomac gunboats, I suppose; and two regular gunboats — the Chocorua, not yet arrived, and the Penobscot, here — these two carrying each two eleven-inch guns. He says he can't furnish vessels to attack Yorktown simultaneously, but he thinks what you propose is easily done; that the vessels he mentions are fully adequate to cover a landing, and that, with a landing and an advance from here, Yorktown will fall. He recommends — and it may be a good idea — a landing in the Severn simultaneously, taking Gloucester in the rear, and from there battering Yorktown. Yorktown and Gloucester take
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. (search)
We will take pleasure in being the medium of any desired communication.--R. A. Brock, Richmond, Va. Can New England rightly claim Captain John Smith as one of her heroes? It is very well known that poor old Virginia lost pretty much all by the war ; in fact northern writers have almost forgotten that we had a history down in this part of the country. George Mason, Patrick Henry, Edmund Pendleton, John Marshall are forgotten names; even Washington divides honors with Abraham Lincoln. We were not quite prepared, however, to see Captain John Smith transferred to the New England Pantheon; but we find a review in the New York Times of a work by Charles Dudley Warner, published by Henry Holt & Co., entitled: The Admiral of New England. Captain John Smith, sometime Governor of Virginia and Admiral of New England. A study of his life and Writings. We are pretty well gobbled up. What about the Peaks of Otter and Rock-fish Gap? Are they on the Penobscot River?--Central Presbyterian.
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