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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing land forces at Charleston, S. C. (search)
I, 1st Mass. Cav., Lieut. Charles V. Holt; 1st N. Y. Engineers, Col. Edward W. Serrell. North end of Folly Island, Brig.-Gen. Israel Vogdes. African Birigade, Brig.-Gen. Edward A. Wild: 55th Mass., Col. Norwood P. Hallowell; 1st N. C., Col. James C. Beecher; 2d N. C. (detachment), Col. Alonzo G. Draper; 3d N. C. (detachment), Capt. John Wilder. Foster's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. R. S. Foster: 13th Ind., Col. Cyrus J. Dobbs; 112th N. Y., Col. Jeremiah C. Drake; 169th N. Y., Col. Clarence Buell. Alford's Brigade, Col. Samuel M. Alford: 3d N. Y., Lieut.-Col. E. G. Floyd; 89th N. Y., Col. Harrison S. Fairchild 103d N. Y., Col. William Heine; 117th N. Y., Col. Alvin White. Artillery: 1st Conn., Capt. A. P. Rockwell. South end of Folly Island, Brig.-Gen. Geo. H. Gordon. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. A. Schimmelfennig: 41st N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Detleo von Einsiedel; 54th N. Y., Capt. Clemens Knipschild; 127th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Stewart L. Woodford; 142d N. Y., Col. N. Martin Curtis; 107th Ohio, C
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 3: Berkshire County. (search)
ford was president, and Mrs. J. T. Robinson secretary. The society held weekly meetings, and their disbursements amounted to more than ten thousand dollars. Alford Incorporated Feb. 16, 1773. Population in 1860, 542; in 1865, 461. Valuation in 1860, $320,018; in 1865, $340,490. The selectmen in 1861 were William Stoddae men enlisted, and each received a bounty of three hundred dollars. November 4th, The selectmen were instructed to furnish aid to the families of volunteers from Alford in the United-States military service. 1863. On the 19th of December a town-meeting was held, and Ezra C. Ticknor was appointed to be an agent to procure volun0; in 1862, $669.47; in 1863, $1,316.00; in 1864, $646.68; in 1865, $302.66. Total amount in four years, $2,934.81. In regard to the work done by the ladies of Alford, we make the following quotation from a letter:— It is impossible to tell what was done by the ladies, as no record was kept; but I would say that three boxes
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 6 (search)
oks at the college library, and from that and the Francis collection I had a full supply. I read Comte and Fourier, Strauss's Life of Jesus (a French translation), and bought by economy a fine folio copy of Cudworth's Intellectual system, on which I used to browse at all odd hours — keeping it open on a standing desk. I read Mill's Logic, Whewell's Inductive sciences, Landor's Gebir and Imaginary conversations. Maria Lowell lent me also Landor's Pentameron, a book with exquisite passages; Alford's poems, then new, and, as she said, valuable for their simplicity; and the fiery German lays of Hoffmann von Fallersleben, some of which I translated, as was also the case with poems from Ruckert and Freiligrath, besides making a beginning at a version of the Swedish epic Frithiof's Saga, which Longfellow admired, and of Fredrika Bremer's novel, The H — family. I returned to Homer and Dante in the originals, and read something of Plato in Cousin's French translation, with an occasional ref