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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 2 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 2 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Operations South of the James River. (search)
nd precision hurled a storm of shell and canister upon the approaching cavalry. The enemy, who thought themselves already in possession of the city, halted in surprise. But just at this moment, while they were yet hesitating, Dearing's cavalry, which had followed after Graham's battery, charged upon Kautz's and Spear's column with irresistible impetuosity. The latter wheeled about, but re-formed on the top of the next hill and gallantly endeavored to make a stand there, being joined by another column advancing upon the Blandford road. But this also was checked by a section of Sturdivant's battery, which came on their flank from another road. Under the fire of artillery and the charge of Dearing's cavalry the enemy retreated. In Jackson's field, about a mile beyond Blandford church, our cavalry captured a howitzer, complete, with its team, and in the subsequent pursuit killed or captured a number of the enemy. Map 1: siege of Petersburg, Va. Map 2: siege of Petersburg, Va.
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 8: Hampden County. (search)
in money was between eight hundred and a thousand dollars. One lady volunteered, and served three months as a nurse in one of the hospitals near Washington. Blandford Incorporated April 10, 1741. Population in 1860, 1,256; in 1865, 1,087. Valuation in 1860, $519,151; in 1865, $529,150. The selectmen in 1861 were Thomashorities in maintaining and executing the laws against armed traitors who are seeking the overthrow of the Federal Government,— Resolved, That the citizens of Blandford, in town-meeting assembled, do recognize the propriety and necessity of the action of the President of the United States in calling out volunteers to maintain an861, 00; in 1862, $719.82; in 1863, $1,590.97; in 1864, $1,248.92; in 1865, $399.55. Total amount, $3,959.26. The ladies of each of the religious societies in Blandford formed sewing-circles to work for the soldiers, and contributed under-clothing, lint, bandages, blackberry and currant wines, canned fruits, and other useful ar
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 9: (search)
the most complete in the world, certainly the most complete I have ever seen. Afterwards there is only an embarras de richesses, but I occupied myself chiefly with the earliest specimens of the English press, and especially the English poets, where, again, nothing seemed wanting. Of course we stared at the famous Valdarfer Boccaccio, 1471, which was sold, in 1812, at the Roxburgh auction, for £ 2,260, and which was sold again in 1819, at the sale of the Duke of Marlborough's—Marquis of Blandford's White Knight's—library, for £ 918.16; both prices, I suppose, unexampled in their absurdity. Lord Spencer told me two odd facts about it: that Lord Blandford was not worth a sou when he bought it, and yet had given orders to go up to £ 5,000 for it, and was obliged to leave it in the auctioneer's hands above a year, before he could raise the money to pay for it; and that the last purchaser was Longman, against whom Lord Spencer, when he found out who his competitor was, would not bid, b
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
Tribute of love to her noble dead. From the times-dispatch, July 31, 1908. Impressive Memorial services in old Blandford in honor of those who sleep there. The memorial services held in Blandford Cemetery this afternoon, under the auspices of that noble body of women, the Ladies' Memorial Association, attracted a large gathering of people, which would have been much larger but for the marked inclemency of the weather. As always on these interesting occasions, the patriotic ladies of the city, unmoved and undeterred by adverse circumstances, and ever faithful to the memory of the heroic dead of the Southland, were present in large numgers. The ceremonies of the day possessed peculiar interest because the memory of the Petersburg soldiers who fell in battle in the War of 1861-65 was to be especially commemorated. The program of exercises was simple, but very beautiful. The ladies of the Memorial Association met in the Mechanics' Hall at 5 o'clock P. M., to proceed in a
him, his wife and relations believe, several hundred dollars in gold and silver. But the old man was miserly, and kept his money to himself while living, and when he died it was found that he had hidden it — where, nobody knew. This is the prelude. Yesterday morning Chas. Dinkins, a free negro, was before the Mayor, charged by the wife and friends of old Lewis with having found the money, and endeavoring to keep the discovery from their knowledge.--The evidence was, that Charles had consulted a certain fortune-teller in Blandford, with the object of finding out the secret funds; that the fortune-teller had told him; that he had found it under old Lewis's house, buried in the ground; that he had dug up one box containing a good many halves and quarters, and that he made another hole, out of which he is supposed to have secured other funds. The case was continued until this morning, when other witnesses, probably favorable to the defendant, will appear.--Petersburg Express, 25th.
A negro man, named Adolphus, was shot and killed in lower Blandford, Monday evening, by a half Indian, named Cincinnatus P. Brooks. A large crowd of negroes gathered around the spot, and much excitement ensued. Brooks was arrested and lodged in jail. A lecture was delivered in New York Monday evening, by A. Rew, who undertook to prove that Greenland was formerly part of South America; that the earth was half its present volume, and a variety of equally extraordinary theories. On Saturday evening last upwards of one hundred employees of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company were discharged. In this number were included conductors, engine-drivers, firemen and laborers. On Saturday last, eight miles from Fredericksburg, a house of Mr. A. Armstrong, occupied by Mrs. Charters, was destroyed by fire, the occupant losing nearly everything in the house. A fire occurred in Alexandria last Saturday night, which destroyed two stables and damaged other property.