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uth, we had been marched and overworked too much to take full advantage of the glorious opportunity now presented; but all did the best they could. The retreat of the enemy was so rapid that it was impossible for infantry to keep up with them, and most of the duty devolved on cavalry. They seized hundreds of fresh cavalry horses, remounted, and were again after the enemy at full gallop, capturing scores of prisoners every mile, and yet the pursuit continued all day. At the village of Middleton a New-Jersey regiment of horse turned to fight, but our cavalry rode against them so furiously that the enemy were instantly unhorsed, fifty of them being killed, one hundred wounded, and two hundred and fifty captured; so that from wagons, baggage, dead, wounded, and prisoners, the roads were almost impassable. Wagons by the dozen were driven from the road, and the traces having been cut, the teams might be seen running wildly about in all directions. The scene was that of Manassas over
very tedious march of twenty-seven miles that day, the rain having fallen heavily during the entire afternoon and evening. At Gum Springs, Va., four of my officers were captured by guerrillas, while breakfasting at a farm-house about one mile from the camp, Lieutenants John R. Day, and Geo. F. Blake, company H, Lieutenant H. M. Anderson, company I, and Lieutenant S. L. Gilman, company F. The regiment marched from Monocacy to Point of Rocks, on the twenty-sixth, and from thence through Middleton, Frederick City, Walkersville, Woodborough, and Taneytown, where we arrived on the thirtieth and mustered the regiment for pay. Immediately after taking up the line of march for Emmittsburgh, where a temporary halt was made, when the entire corps were ordered on a forced march to Gettysburgh, Pa., at which place, or in its immediate vicinity, we arrived at ten o'clock on the night of the first instant, and at daylight on the following morning took position in line of battle and momentarily
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 4.53 (search)
ses, French destroyed the pontoon-bridge at Falling Waters. On the 6th--as Meade was leaving Gettysburg — Buford attacked at Williamsport and Kilpatrick toward Hagerstown, on his right, but as Imboden's train guard was strong, Stuart was up, and Longstreet close by, they had to withdraw. [See p. 427.] The enemy proceeded to construct a new bridge and intrench a strong line covering Williamsport and Falling Waters. There were heavy rains on the 7th and 8th, but the infantry corps reached Middleton on the morning of the 9th, received supplies, crossed the mountains that day, and at its close the right was at Boonsboro‘, and the left at Rohrersville, on the roads to Hagerstown and Williamsport. By this time the Potomac was swollen and impassable. On the 10th Meade continued his advance, and received information that the enemy had occupied a line extending from near Falling Waters, through Downsville to Funkstown, which he was intrenching. This at 1 P. M. he reported to Halleck, inf
Mar. 2, 1714.  8Benjamin Peirce m. Sarah Hall, Dec. 2, 1702, and had--  8-9Benjamin, b. Apr. 7, 1707.  10Sarah, b. Mar. 11, 1710.  11Eleanor, b. Feb. 13, 1712.  12Thomas, b. Aug. 11, 1714.  13Susanna, b. Jan. 29, 1717.   His widow d. Mar., 1764, aged 85.  14ICHABOD Peirce m. Sarah----, and had--  14-15Sarah, b. July 14, 1709.  16Robert, b. Nov. 29, 1711.  17Nathaniel, b. Aug. 2, 1713.  18Rebecca, b. Aug. 5, 1716.  19Jonathan, b. Oct. 8, 1717.   Perkins, Jonathan, was b. in Middleton, Mass., in 1791. His grandfather is believed to have emigrated from England to this town, which latter place was the birthplace of his father. This emigrant ancestor had twenty-four children, of whom Andrew m. Phebe Eliot, grand-daughter of the Rev. Andrew Peters, of Middleton; and had eleven children, nine of whom are now living. Of these,--   Jonathan Perkins m., in 1823,----, fourth daughter of Nathan Wait, Esq., by whom he had six children, four of whom are now alive.  
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ingalls, John James 1833- (search)
Ingalls, John James 1833- Lawyer; born in Middleton, Mass., Dec. 29, 1833; graduated at Williams College in 1855, and was admitted to the bar in 1857. He went John James Ingalls. to Atchison, Kan., in 1858, and became a member of the Wyandotte Convention in 1859, secretary of the territorial council in 1869, and secretary of the State Senate in 1861. He was State Senator in 1862, and in the same year was defeated as Republican candidate for lieutenantgovernor. In 1873-91 he was a United States Senator, and in 1887-91 was president pro tem. of the Senate. On retiring from the Senate he engaged in journalism and lecturing till his death, in Las Vegas, N. M., Aug. 16, 1900. Eulogy on Senator Hill. On Jan. 23, 1882, he delivered the following eulogy on the occasion of the death of Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill, of Georgia: Mr. President,—Ben. Hill has gone to the undiscovered country. Whether his journey thither was but one step across an imperceptible frontier, or w
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Indiana Volunteers. (search)
ashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till April. Reconnoissance to Middleton March 6-7. Christiana and Middleton March 6. Regiment mounted and changed to mounted infantry April, 1863. Expedition to Middleton May 21-22. Middleton May 22. Shelbyville Pike June 4. Operations on Eaglesville Pike June 4. Middleton May 21-22. Middleton May 22. Shelbyville Pike June 4. Operations on Eaglesville Pike June 4. Near Murfreesboro June 6. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 22-July 7. Christiana June 24. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Tullahoma June 29-30. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Ford, Chickamauga Creek, September 17. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Mission Ridge September 22. Shallow Ford Road September 22. Companies L and M
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
can get no definite information. There were both Christian and Sanitary Commission Societies, and a large amount of work was done and sent to those departments. There was nearly one thousand dollars raised by fairs and levees, in money. Middleton Incorporated June 20, 1728. Population in 1860, 940; in 1865, 922. Valuation in 1860, $383,758; in 1865, $392,465. The selectmen in 1861 were William A. Merriam, Benjamin P. Richardson, and Asa Howe; in 1862 and 1863, Samuel Peabody, Asafterwards reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $660.62; in 1862, $2,319.60; in 1863, $2,408.00; in 1864, $2,569.90; in 1865, $1,950.00. Total amount, $9,908.12. It is estimated that the contributions made by the ladies of Middleton for the soldiers averaged about one hundred dollars a month, from the beginning to the end of the war. They also defrayed the expenses of one of the citizens who served two months as an agent of the Christian Commission. Nahant Incorporat
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 2: Hereditary traits. (search)
America, it seems, by the preaching of Rev. Mr. Shepard, of Cambridge, known in the obituaries of that period as the holy, heavenly, sweet-affecting and soul-ravishing Mr. Shepard. Thus guided and influenced, Lieutenant Fuller bought lands in Middleton, then a part of Salem, Mass.,--lands a portion of which is still in the possession of some of his descendants. He built a house there, but afterwards removed to Woburn, where he died. His son Jacob and his grandson Jacob succeeded him at MiddMiddleton, and a great-grandson, Timothy, was also born there in 1739, of whom more must be said. Timothy Fuller graduated at Harvard College in 1760, and his name, with that date, might long be seen upon the corner-stone of the building called Stoughton. He became a clergyman, was settled in Princeton, Mass., and differed from most of his parishioners in regarding the impending American Revolution as premature. He therefore preached a sermon to the minute-men, choosing for his text the passag
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 4: country life at Groton. (1833-1836.) (search)
beams of freedom's holiest flame? A few days later, Mr. Bancroft found a defender, as Miss Fuller indicates, in a correspondent signing H., and giving Salem as his residence. He in turn is courteous and complimentary,--probably not being at all aware that it is a young woman of twenty-four to whom he is replying,and says of the first communication that it is written with ability and candor, but I think without fully investigating the subject. Nevertheless, as he can only cite Gibbon and Middleton's Cicero, while she had brought up Plutarch and Velleius Paterculus, the heavier ordnance was certainly with the defender of Brutus. But it was quite a triumph to be gravely answered; and the father and daughter in that quiet Groton farm-house must have taken great delight in cutting out for preservation those two momentous extracts from the Daily Advertiser. It often happens that young people, when banished from society to what seems solitude, find compensation in being anew introduce
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing), Appendix. (search)
half a mile below Middleton Pond, and about the same distance west from Will's Hill. He did not reside continuously at Middleton; but for some years dwelt in Woburn, and was one of the first settlers and most active citizens of that town, as its reother children, by way of advancement. The last named (Jacob) was born in 1655, and continued to reside on the farm in Middleton till his death in 1731. He married Mary Bacon, and they had five children. His fifth child and second son was likewisn—six sons and four daughters. Timothy Fuller, the sixth child and third son of the second Jacob Fuller, was born at Middleton, on the 18th of May, 1739. He entered Harvard University at the age of nineteen, and graduated in 1760. His name overed soon after to Martha's Vineyard, and preached to the society in Chilmark till the war was ended. He then removed to Middleton, and brought a suit against the town of Princeton for his salary. His dismissal had been irregular, and the law of the
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