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and as she could not be prepared at Gibraltar, she was laid up there, the crew discharged, and the officers ordered to go home. Becket sailed from Hamburg, and reached Nassau about the middle of June on his way home. Captain Semmes sailed from England, and reached the same port a few days thereafter, and finding orders which assigned him to a new vessel The 290, or the Alabama. now under construction, returned from Nassau to England to superintend the building of his vessel, and took Becket with him. Nothing important from the army to-day; the enemy are still sending off demoralized troops, and are said to be still receiving reinforcements. If, as is reported, they are leaving the Southern Coast and the Tennessee line, we may expect another great effort in this region, and will be able to bring up some troops to aid us. The Confederate women looked on at the struggle with ever-increasing interest; they offered their jewels, their plate, and everything of value they posses
our wants, we turned our faces to the world and cast about for a way to maintain our little children, four in number, Margaret, Jefferson, William, and Varina. Mr. Davis's fate hung upon the action of the United States Courts; we knew that one effort had been made to suborn a witness, The unhappy and innocent victim of sectional rancor, Captain Wirz. but he was fortunately a Confederate, and died in preference to the infamy. My brothers were unable to trust themselves in the country; Becket on account of the Sum/er and Alabama, and Jefferson, whose causeless imprisonment had for a time invalided him. We had little, and my husband's health was apparently hopelessly gone. His emaciation was very great, and long imprisonment had left him with a lassitude very noticeable to those domesticated with him. As soon as practicable we proceeded to Canada to rejoin our children, who had been under the care of my strong-hearted old mother and young sister. Great was the joy of our re
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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 3: Berkshire County. (search)
r struggle for national life; and many a poor wounded soldier blessed the unknown giver, as he shared in those comforts our ladies knew so well how to supply. Becket Incorporated June 21, 1765. Population in 1860, 1,578; in 1865, 1,393. Valuation in 1860, $431,652; in 1865, $478,120. The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were, was held on the 7th of May; at which it was voted to appropriate two thousand dollars, for the benefit of volunteers who may enlist in the military service from Becket; and a committee, consisting of Wright Barnes, Miner Chaffee, and J. Norcott, was elected to have charge of the disbursement of the money. On the 20th of June aneting was held, at which the treasurer was authorized to borrow such sums of money as may be necessary to pay State aid to the families of volunteers, residing in Becket, as limited by law, and bounties to volunteers who may enlist from this town. 1862. A properly warned town-meeting was held on the 26th of June, at which it wa
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, I. List of officers from Massachusetts in United States Navy, 1861 to 1865. (search)
.Actg. 2d Asst. Engr.Mohican; Santiago De Cuba.Special Service; North Atlantic.Sept. 19, 1865.Hon. discharged.Actg. 2d Asst. Engr. Webb, Francis R., Credit, Becket.Mass.Mass.Mass.Oct. 14/62.Actg. Ensign.Minnesota; Fahkee.North Atlantic.Oct. 4, 1865.Hon. discharged.Actg. Master. Jan. 22/64.Actg. Master. Webb, James RVa.Mass.Mass.Mass.Mass.July 30, 1861.Asst. Surgeon.Portsmouth; Tennessee.West Gulf.--- July 22, 1864.Passed Asst. Surgeon.Ohio.Recg. Ship. Wells, Henry W., Credit, Becket.Mass.Mass.Mass.Apr. 24, 1863.Actg. Ensign.Ceres; Gem of the Sea.North Atlantic.Oct. 26/65.Hon. discharged.Actg. Ensign. Welsh, Thomas,Mass.Mass.Mass.Sept. 1, 186slow, Francis,Mass.Mass.Mass.—--, 1861.Lieutenant.R. R. Cuyler.West Gulf.Aug. 26, 1862.Deceased.Commander. May 6, 1862.Commander. Winslow, George F., Credit, Becket.Mass.Mass.Mass.Jan. 25, 1862.Actg. Master's Mate.Katahdin; Marblehead; Pontiac; Kansas.West Gulf.Jan. 5, 1868.Hon. discharged.Actg. Master. May 23, 1863.Actg. En
Rocxwood, Chairman Selectmen. Ashland. To-day, as a body, they are better men than when they enlisted in the service of their country. J. N. Pike, Chairman Selectmen. Andover. The men, as a body, are better citizens than they were before enlisting into the service. William S. Jenkins, Chairman Selectmen. Bedford. Those who have returned to their homes in this town are as good men, if not better, than when they volunteered. William A. Stearns, Chairman Selectmen. Becket. As a whole, they are more industrious and better citizens than they were before they enlisted. Stephen W. Carter, Chairman Selectmen. Berlin. I am of the opinion that the discipline they have received in the service of their country has been beneficial rather than otherwise, and in many cases a marked improvement has evidently been made. William Bassett, Chairman Selectmen. Bernardston. As a whole, they are a better class of citizens than when they enlisted. John F.
of Charleston, posting 900 men at Coal and 1,600 at Two Mile and Elk, with outposts at Ripley and Barboursville; while 1,000 men were scattered in the rear from Gauley bridge past Summersville to Birch river, toward Rich mountain. He could not safely make the Parkersburg diversion suggested by Garnett and Lee. Instead he asked that Garnett reinforce the Kanawha army, at the very time that the latter general was engaged in his fatal retreat On the 16th, Colonel Clarkson, with Brock's and Becket's troops of horse, had a brisk skirmish with the enemy near Ripley, and another fight occurred at Barboursville with the right of Cox's army. Wise wrote at this juncture that the difficulties of his situation were great, and that this army here has grown by neglect at Richmond. It has been literally created by Colonel Tompkins, at first beginning with Patton's company alone, since assisted by my legion, which I have created between this and Richmond. Cox united his three columns at th
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, John Shute, (search)
rsed, and in which he appears to have taken great delight. He was, however, prevailed on, Townsend, p. XXIV. contrary to his inclination, and in apparent prejudice to his health and affairs, to become a candidate at the general election in 1727, and might have been chosen, if his principles would have permitted him to give a bribe of forty pounds; but he had too strict a regard for the interest of his country to countenance corruption, and trifle with the sacredness of oaths. He died at Becket, his seat in Berkshire, after an illness of only seven hours, on the 14th of December, 1734, in the fifty-sixth year of his age. As a theological writer, Lord Barrington is certainly entitled to stand high. His learning was correct and extensive, and his diligence and research remarkable; especially in one who pursued investigation of this kind from no professional motive, but merely for his own private satisfaction. In the account we have given of his principal work, we have called in