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of his cupolas into the moulds of cannon, and his massive steam-hammers pounded out and welded the ponderous shafts of gunboats and monitors. The descendants of Paul Revere diverted a part of their yellow metal from the mills which rolled it into sheathing for government ships, to the founding of brass twelve-pounders, or Napoleons, as they were called; and many a Rebel was laid low by shrapnel or canister hurled through the muzzle of guns on which was plainly stamped Revere Copper Co., Canton, Mass. Plain smooth-bore Springfield muskets soon became Springfield rifles, and directly the process of rifling was applied to cannon of various calibres. Then, muzzle-loading rifles became breech-loading; and from a breech-loader for a single cartridge the capacity was increased, until some of the cavalry regiments that took the field in 1864 went equipped with Henry's sixteen-shooters, a breech-loading rifle, which the Rebels said the Yanks loaded in the morning and fired all day. I met
Bowditch, Henry I., 315 Boxford, Mass., 44 Boydton Plank Road, 313 Bragg, Braxton, 262 Brandy Station, Va., 113, 180,229, 352-53 Bristoe Station, Va., 367 Brown, Joseph W., 403 Buchanan, James, 18-19,395 Buell, Don Carlos, 405 Bugle calls, 165-66, 168-69, 172, 176-78,180-97,336-38 Burgess' Tavern, Va., 313 Burnside, Ambrose E., 71-72,100, 260-61 Butterfield, Daniel, 257 Cambridge, Mass., 45,199,394 Camp Andrew, 44 Camp Barry, 189 Camp Cameron, 44-45 Canton, Mass., 270 Carr, J. B., 347 Carrington, Henry B., 160-61 Centreville Heights, Va., 367 Century Magazine, 407-8 Chancellorsville, 71, 331,349,388 Chattanooga, 262,270,362,403 Chicago, 135 City Point, Va., 115, 121,320,350-51 Clemens, Samuel, 106 Cold Harbor, 238 Committee on Military Affairs, 315 Confederate States Army. Armies: Army of Northern Virginia, 235, 406-7; State Troops, Infantry: 1st Georgia, 270 Copperheads, 20 Corps badges, 250-68,368 C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revere, Paul 1735-1818 (search)
ent him to Philadelphia to learn the art of making powder, and on his return he set up a mill. The president of the Congress (Joseph Warren) chose Revere as one of his trusted messengers to warn the people of Lexington and Concord of the expedition sent thither by Gage (April 18, 1775), and to tell Adams and Hancock of their danger. He was made a prisoner while on his way from Lexington towards Concord, but was soon Paul Revere. released. Longfellow made Revere's midnight ride the subject of his well-known poem. He served in the military corps for the defence of his State, and after the war he cast church bells and cannon; and he founded the copper-works at Canton, Mass., afterwards carried on by the Revere Copper Company. He was the first in the United States to smelt copper ore and roll it into sheets. In 1795 Revere, as grand master of the masonic order, laid the corner-stone of the Statehouse in Boston. He died in Boston, Mass., May 10, 1818. Paul Revere at Lexington.
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 2: Hereditary traits. (search)
into her ideal realms the same laborious and careful habits which he had brought to bear in law and statesmanship. Meanwhile she derived from her mother a different, and, in some ways, a more elevating influence. Mrs. Fuller long outlived both daughter and husband, and I remember her very well. She must have been one of the sweetest and most self-effacing wives ever ruled by a strong-willed spouse. Her maiden name was Margaret Crane, and she was the daughter of Major Peter Crane, of Canton, Mass. Of what good Puritan stock she also came may be seen not alone in the sturdy militia-title which her father bore, but in the following picture, recalling some of Heine's or Erckmann-Chatrian's peasant sketches, of her old mother --the maternal grandmother of Margaret Fuller. The grand-daughter gives this description of the good lady, as she appeared in later life:-- Mother writes that my dear old grandmother is dead. I am sorry you never saw her. She was a picture of primitive pi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1847. (search)
s novels and verses, which in after days extended more widely over Scotch poetry. This poetry he loved to quote, and he spoke oftener of what he had seen in Scotland than in any other place. Dr. Revere returned from abroad fully determined upon a country life, and immediately began to look for a place where he could engage in his profession. He fixed upon Greenfield, Massachusetts, where he opened an office in August, 1850. In the fall of 1851 he married Miss Laura P. Jordan of Canton, Massachusetts, who, with their only daughter, now survives him. In Greenfield his remarkable facility in forming acquaintances soon made him a home, in which he seemed like an old resident, and was surrounded with warm friends. His skill, kindness, and tender care and nursing, gave him the confidence and attachment of his patients, and the friendship of the neighborhood. The eager solicitude with which the people of Greenfield, after his death, sought to know the least fact in regard to his l
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
r in South Boston. It is certain that his death occurred from disease, somewhere within the limits of the city, on the 3d of March, 1863. William Dwight Crane. Private 44th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), August 11, 1862; first Lieutenant 55th Mass. Vols., June 7, 1863; Captain, June 19, 1863; killed at Honey Hill, S. C., November 30, 1864. William Dwight Crane was born in East Boston, Massachusetts, November 29, 1840. He was the son of Phineas Miller Crane, M. D., a native of Canton, Massachusetts, and Susan Hooker Dwight, daughter of Seth Dwight, a merchant of Utica, New York, and one of the earliest settlers of the place. His grandfather on his father's side was Elijah Crane of Canton, for several years Major-General of the militia forces of Massachusetts, and also Grand-Master of the Grand Masonic Lodge of the State. General Crane was a man of strict integrity and uncommon firmness of will. His grandson William, though he had never seen him, had conceived a great admir
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, V. List of Medical officers in Massachusetts Regiments. (search)
Mass. Infantry, Jan. 13, 1862. Mustered out, Sept. 2, 1864. Holland, James. Major, Surgeon, 1st Mass. Cavalry, Sept. 14, 1861. Discharged (disability), Jan. 26, 1863. Holman, Silas Atherton. Major, Surgeon, 7th Mass. Infantry, June 15, 1861. First Lieutenant, Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Volunteers, Sept. 2, 1863. See United States Army. Holmes, Alex. S. Major, Surgeon, 3d Infantry, M. V. M., in service of the U. S., Apr. 23, 1861. Mustered out, July 22, 1861. Died at Canton, Mass., Nov. 11, 1894. Holt, Alfred Fairbanks. Private and Hospital Steward, 3d Infantry, M. V. M., in service of the U. S., Apr. 17, 1861; mustered, Apr. 23, 1861. Mustered out, July 22, 1861. First Lieutenant, Assistant Surgeon, 30th Mass. Infantry, Dec. 6, 1861; commissioned, Feb. 20, 1862. Major, Surgeon, 1st Texas Cavalry, Dec. 1, 1862. See Massachusetts Officers in Regiments of Other States. Hooker, Anson P. Major, Surgeon, 26th Mass. Infantry, Sept. 10, 1861. Resigned, Ju
ly 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842. Brevet Second Lieutenant, 8th U. S. Infantry, July 1, 1842. Second Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Infantry, Jan. 31, 1844. Transferred to 8th Infantry, July 8, 1844. Brevet First Lieutenant, May 9, 1846. First Lieutenant, 8th Infantry, Sept. 21, 1846. Captain, May 15, 1851. Major, 5th U. S. Infantry, Feb. 27, 1862. Retired from active service, Aug. 27, 1863, for disability resulting from long and faithful service, and disease and exposure in line of duty. Died at Canton, Mass., Jan. 5, 1876. Judd, George Edwin. Born at South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 23, 1838. First Sergeant, 3d Mich. Infantry, June 10, 1861. Second Lieutenant, Aug. 1, 1861. First Lieutenant, Oct. 28, 1861. Captain, June 23, 1862. Captain, Veteran Reserve Corps, Jan. 29, 1864; accepted, Feb. 8, 1864. Second Lieutenant, 45th U. S. Infantry, Aug. 19, 1868; accepted, Aug. 25, 1868. Transferred to 14th Infantry, Aug. 14, 1869. Unassigned, Sept. 27, 1869. Retired with rank of Captain, May 28,
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing), Appendix. (search)
ess before the Massachusetts Peace Society, 1826; The Election for the Presidency considered, by a Citizen; Speeches on the Seminole War, Missouri Compromise, &c. Hon. Timothy Fuller married Margaret Crane, daughter of Maj. Peter Crane, of Canton, Mass., May 28, 1809. She died Sabbath morning, July 31, 1859. A character like hers—so sweet and amiable, gifted, yet unpretending, with a rare intellect and ardent imagination, with warmth of sentiment and affectionate benignity of heart, togethquested to be allowed to print it in the Quarterly Journal, and my request was granted. I think the readers of the Journal will be interested in this sketch.—Editor Journal.] Margaret Fuller, the daughter of Major Peter Crane, was born in Canton, Mass., February 15, 1789. Her father, though an artisan of moderate circumstances, was quite scholarly for his day and condition in life, and possessed an original turn of mind, as well as marked independence of character. He left some disquisiti
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