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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 48 (search)
the prisoners were all transferred to her. Semmes was getting merciful; the mild climate of the tropics was acting favorably upon his temperament, while his crew, for want of excitement, began to look gloomy and disconsolate. All this time Semmes made but little change in his position, lying under easy sail near the toll-gate, and allowing his prey to come to him. On the 23d of March, the Morning Star, of Boston, from Calcutta to London, and the whaling schooner, Kingfisher, of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, were captured. The fact that the cargo of the Morning Star was English saved that vessel, hut the Kingfisher was burned. Although this little vessel did not make as large a bonfire as some of her predecessors, it served tot beguile the time; and, in order to make the spectacle more interesting to his men, Semmes applied the torch at night-fall, when the effect of the burning oil, amid the rain and wind of a tropical squall, was quite brilliant. Next day two large ships hove in
The Albert Pike who led the Aboriginal Corps of Tomahawkers and Scalpers at the battle of Pea Ridge, formerly kept school in Fairhaven, Mass., where he was indicted for playing the part of Squeers, and cruelly beating and starving a boy in his family. He escaped by some hocus-pocus of law, and emigrated to the West, where the violence of his nature has been admirably enhanced. As his name indicates, he is a ferocious fish, and has fought duels enough to qualify himself to be a leader of savages. We suppose that upon the recent occasion, he got himself up in good style, war-paint, nose-ring, and all. This new Pontiac is also a poet, and wrote Hymns to the Gods in Blackwood; but he has left Jupiter, Juno, and the rest, and betaken himself to the culture of the Great Spirit, or rather of two great spirits, whisky being the second. New-York Tribune, March 27.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Howland, Weston (search)
Howland, Weston Inventor; born about 1816; was a cabin-boy on a merchant-ship early in life, and rose to the command of a vessel. He afterwards left the sea and became a ship chandler and commission merchant, and remained in this business till 1860, when he began the manufacture of oil. He was the first in the United States to discover a method of refining petroleum. Mr. Howland was a member of the New Bedford board of aldermen in 1866, and collector of the port of New Bedford in 1886-90. He died in Fairhaven, Mass., May 19, 1901.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jenney, William Le Baron 1832- (search)
Jenney, William Le Baron 1832- Architect; born in Fairhaven, Mass., Sept. 25, 1832; was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; graduated at the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Metiers, Paris, in 1856. He also studied art and architecture in Paris studios in 1858-59. On his return he was commissioned a captain in the United States army; was assigned to engineer duty; and served on the staff of Gen. U. S. Grant from the battle of Cairo to Corinth, and then on that of Gen. W. T. Sherman until 1866, receiving the brevet of major in 1864; he settled in Chicago as an architect in 1868; was landscape engineer for the West Chicago parks in 1870-71; invented the skeleton construction (now generally used in tall buildings) in 1883; and was the architect for the Union League Club and the Siegel & Cooper Building, in New York City; The Fair, and the Horticultural Building at the World's Columbian Exposition, in Chicago, and other notable structures.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lyon, Matthew 1746- (search)
ney to pay for his passage. Subsequently he settled in Vermont and became lieutenant in a company of Green Mountain boys, in 1775, but was cashiered for deserting his post. He served in the Northern Army awhile afterwards, and held the rank of colonel while serving as commissary-general of militia. In 1778 he was deputy secretary to the governor of Vermont; and after the war he built saw-mills and grist-mills, a forge, and a mill for manufacturing paper, where he had founded the town of Fairhaven, in Rutland county. Lyon served in the State legislature, and was a judge of Rutland county in 1786. He established the Freeman's Library (newspaper), which he conducted with ability. From 1797 to 1801 he was a member of Congress, and gave the vote which made Jefferson President of the United States. For a libel on President Adams, in 1798, he was confined four months in jail and fined $1,000. In 1801 he went to Kentucky, and represented that State in Congress from 1803 to 1811. Ruine
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pike, Albert 1809-1891 (search)
Pike, Albert 1809-1891 Lawyer; born in Boston, Mass., Dec. 29, 1809. At the age of sixteen years he entered Harvard College, but, unable to support himself there, he taught school at Newburyport and Fairhaven, and in 1831 travelled (mostly on foot) to St. Louis, where he joined an expedition to New Mexico, acting as merchant's clerk and peddler in Santa Fe. Roving with trappers awhile, he became editor and proprietor of a newspaper in Arkansas in 1834, and in 1836 was admitted to the bar. He was an advocate for State supremacy; served in the war against Mexico in command of Arkansas cavalry; and in the Civil War he organized and led a body of Cherokee Indians in the battle of Pea Ridge (q. v.). After the war he edited the Memphis Appeal for a while. A collection of his poems was printed in Philadelphia, in 1854. He was a Free Mason of high degree. He died in Washington, D. C., April 2, 1891.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vermont, (search)
ns......1837 State capitol at Montpelier completed......1837 Small band of Vermont patriots, organized on the Canada side of the Vermont line to invade the province, threatened by 1,600 or 1,700 Canadian troops,. decide to return to Vermont, but are compelled to surrender by General Wool......December, 1838 Marble first quarried at Rutland......1844 License law passed......1844 School fund abolished to pay the State debt......1845 First slate quarry in the State opened at Fairhaven......1845 Act providing State superintendent of common schools, with town superintendents and district committees......Nov. 5, 1845 Local option law passed......1846 Two brass field-pieces, captured at Bennington, given to Vermont by Congress......July 10, 1848 Jacob Collamer appointed Postmaster-General......March 8, 1849 Railroad jubilee at Burlington, celebrating the union of the lakes and the Atlantic by railroad through Vermont......June 25, 1850 Vermont State Teac
oung ducks. Three neutrals, in company, bound like ourselves, across the line. They look, at a distance, with their drooping sails flapping idly in the calm, as disconsolate as wet barn-yard fowls at home, on a rainy day. On the 23d of March, the weather being still as described, and very little change having taken place in our position, we made two more captures; the first, the Morning Star of Boston, from Calcutta for London, and the second the whaling schooner Kingfisher, of Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The cargo of the Morning Star being in the same category as that of the Punjaub, we released her also, on ransom-bond. The Kingfisher we burned. This adventurous little whaler had a crew of twentythree persons, all of whom were Portuguese, except the master, and mate, and one or two boat-steerers. We set fire to her just at nightfall, and the conflagration presented a weird-like spectacle on the line, amid the rumbling of thunder, the shifting, but ever black scenery, of the ni
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Massachusetts Volunteers. (search)
d at New Bedford, Mass., till June, 1865. Mustered out June 29, 1865. Company C on duty at Fort Warren till October, 1865. Mustered out October 20, 1865. Company D at Fort Independence to September, 1865. Mustered out September 12, 1865. Companies E and F organized August 15, 1864, for one year. On duty at Fort Warren. Mustered out June 28, 1865. Companies A, C and D also furnished detachments for duty at Plymouth, Provincetown, Gloucester, Marblehead, Newburyport, Fairhaven, etc. 2nd Massachusetts Regiment Heavy Artillery Organized at Readville and mustered in: Company A July 28, 1863; Company B July 29, 1863; Company C August 4, 1863; Company D August 22, 1863, and left State for New Berne, N. C., September 5, 1863. Company E October 5, 1863, and Company F October 8, 1863. Left State for New Berne, N. C., November 7, 1863. Company G December 7, 1863. Company H December 7, 1863. Company I December 11, 1863. Companies K and L December 2
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
Hopkins, Peter 20, sin.; waiter; Philadelphia. 21 Mch 63; 1 Jly 64 Morris Id. S. C; dis. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner and 20 Feb 64 Olustee, Fla. $50. Hunter, James 38 —— —— —— 2 Dec 64; 20 Aug 65. —— Hunter, Samuel 36, mar.; laborer; Fairhaven, Vt. 20 Jly 63; 29 May 65 St. Andrews Parish, S. C; dis. Wounded 30 Nov 64 Honey Hill, S. C. —— Jackson, James H. Sergt. 19, sin.; blacksmith; Adrian, Mich. 8 Apl 63; Trsfd. 55th Mass. 27 May 63. $50. Jackson, William 32 —— —— Rutland, Vt. arleston S. C. while resisting Provost Guard. $50. Sparrow, Nathaniel Corpl. 34, mar.; carpenter; Boston. 27 Mch 63; Nov 64 ——; dis. $50. Sprague, Nathan 23, —— —— Rochester, N. Y. 3 Sep 64; 20 Aug 65, Stewart, Charles W. 18, —— —— Fairhaven, Vt. 11 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. —— Stewart, Hezekiah 19, sin.; farmer; Shelby Co. O. 12 May 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Stotts, John H. Corpl. 26, mar.; laborer; Lancaster Co., Pa. 19 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50.
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