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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
to maintain itself against a nation that had once consolidated the gigantic resources of a quarter of the globe. A little later, Earl Russell, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, in an afterdinner speech at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, declared that the struggle in America was on the one side for empire, and on the other for power, and not for the great principles of human liberty, and for the life of the Republic, for which the Government was really contending. A little later still, the Earl of Shrewsbury, speaking with hope for his class, at the old city of Worcester, said that he saw in America the trial of Democracy, and its failure. He believed the dissolution of the Union to be inevitable, and that men there before him would live to see an aristocracy established in America. In the same hour, Sir John Pakington, formerly a cabinet minister, and then a member of Parliament, told the same hearers, that, from President Lincoln, downward, there was not a man in America who would venture
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
olls with the armament was still on the ocean, the duke granted that portion of his terri- A bit of Trenton, capital of New Jersey. tory lying between the Hudson and Delaware rivers to two of his favorites, Lord Berkeley, brother of the governor of Virginia (see Berkeley, Sir William), and Sir George Carteret, who, as governor of the island of Jersey, had defended it against the parliamentary troops. Settlements under Nicolls's grants had already been begun at Newark, Middletown, and Shrewsbury, when news of the grant reached New York. Nicolls was amazed at the folly of the duke in parting with such a splendid domain, which lay between the two great rivers and extended north from Cape May to lat. 40° 40′. The tract was named New Jersey in compliment to Carteret. The new proprietors formed a constitution for the colonists. Philip Carteret, cousin of Sir George, was sent over as governor of New Jersey, and emigrants began to flock in, for the terms to settlers were generous, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumter, Fort (search)
his cursed Union, reeking with corruption, and insolent with excess of tyranny. Thank God, he said, it is at last blasted and riven by the lightning wrath of an outraged and indignant people. Referring to the doubtful position of Virginia, he said: Do not distrust Virginia. As sure as to-morrow's sun will rise upon us, just so sure will Virginia be a member of the Southern Confederacy. And I will tell you, gentlemen, what will put her in the Southern Confederacy in less than an hour by Shrewsbury clock—Strike a blow! The very moment that blood is shed, Old Virginia will make common cause with her sisters of the South. This cry for blood, sent to Montgomery by telegraph, was repeated at the capital of the Confederacy. Mr. Gilchrist, a member of the Alabama legislature, said to Davis and his compeers, Gentlemen, unless you sprinkle blood in the faces of the people of Alabama, they will be back in the old Union in less than ten days. The order went to Beauregard to strike the blo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ward, Andrew Henshaw 1784-1864 (search)
Ward, Andrew Henshaw 1784-1864 Historian; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., May 26, 1784; graduated at Harvard College in 1808; admitted to the bar in 1811 and practised in Shrewsbury; was engaged in the custom-house in Boston in 1829-53, with the exception of two years; and was a justice of peace for over fifty years. His publicatioShrewsbury; was engaged in the custom-house in Boston in 1829-53, with the exception of two years; and was a justice of peace for over fifty years. His publications include History of the town of Shrewsbury; Ward family: descendants of William Ward; and Genea, logical history of the rice family. He died in Newtonville, Mass., Feb. 18, 1864. was engaged in the custom-house in Boston in 1829-53, with the exception of two years; and was a justice of peace for over fifty years. His publications include History of the town of Shrewsbury; Ward family: descendants of William Ward; and Genea, logical history of the rice family. He died in Newtonville, Mass., Feb. 18, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ward, Artemas 1727-1800 (search)
Ward, Artemas 1727-1800 Military officer; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., Nov. 27, 1727; graduated at Harvard College in 1748, served as major in the Northern army from 1755 to 1758, and became lieutenant-colonel. Taking an active part against the ministerial measures, he was appointed a general officer by the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, and in May became commander-in-chief of the forces gathered at Cambridge, in which post he acted until the arrival of Washington at the beginning of Jur-general under Washington; resigned in the spring of 1776 on account of ill-health; was then appointed chief-justice of the court of common pleas for Worcester county. He was president of the council in 1777, and in 1779 was chosen a delegate to Congress, but illhealth prevented his taking a seat in that body. For sixteen years he was in the Massachusetts legislature, and was speaker of the Assembly in 1785. From 1791 to 1795 he was in Congress. He died in Shrewsbury, Mass., Oct. 28, 1800.
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
oid Fever. $50. Rideout, James 17, sin.; laborer; Mercersburg, Pa. 22 Apl 63; 20 Aug. 65. —— Mercersburg, Pa. Roberts, mark 43, —— —— Bristol, Vt. 16 Oct 63; 16 Je 65 St. Andrews Parish, S. C; dis. —— Worcester. rolls, Jeremiah 1st Sergt. 22, sin.; boatman; Cincinnati, O. 28 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Reported dead. Russell, Henry 21, sin.; laborer; Oxford, O. 28 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Scott, William 42, —— —— Rutland, Vt. 2 Dec 63; 30 May 65 St Andrews Parish, S. C; dis. —— Shrewsbury, John 21, mar.; boatman; Cincinnati, O. 28 Apl 63; 25 Feb 64 Portsmouth Grove, R. I.; dis. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Simmons, John Corpl. 24, mar.; foundry man; Kalamazoo, Mich. 23 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Simms, Abram C. Corpl. 20, sin.; farmer; Oxford, O. 28 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Oxford, O. Slider, John 21, sin.; laborer; Mercersburg, Pa. 22 Apl 63; died 28 Jly 65 Charleston, S. C. Diarrhea. $50. Smith, Baltimore 41, sin.; carpenter; Cincinnati,
ducted it, should not be superseded by the accidental presence of an officer of superior rank. General Andrews, here spoken of, was one of the first volunteer officers in the war, having been commissioned lieutenant-colonel of the Second Massachusetts Infantry, May 24, 1861. He was afterwards commissioned colonel of that regiment, and served with distinction to the end of the Rebellion. He is now the United-States Marshal of Massachusetts. Charles O. Green, one of the selectmen of Shrewsbury, wrote to the Governor for authority to have the remains of a soldier who had fallen in battle brought home for interment. On the 3d of February, the Governor wrote to Mr. Green that he had no authority in the matter, and said,— My own inclination with regard to those of my friends who have fallen in this war is to have them rest on the fields where they fell. There is no other place of burial for them more congenial to their repose or to my feelings. But if the feelings of others
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
soldiers, and sent to the regiments and to the Sanitary Commission several boxes and barrels of lint, bandages, and under-clothing for use in the hospitals. Shrewsbury Incorporated Dec. 19, 1727. Population in 1860, 1,558; in 1865, 1,571. Valuation in 1860, $1,109,424; in 1865, $1,026,968. The selectmen in 1861 were L.o refund money contributed by individuals to pay bounties to volunteers during the past year, and that the selectmen borrow the whole amount for the present. Shrewsbury furnished one hundred and seventy-seven men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole arded many articles of clothing to the soldiers, the money value of which was about seven hundred and twenty dollars. The treasurer of the Ladies' Aid Society of Shrewsbury was Mrs. Kate W. Howe. Southborough Incorporated July 6, 1727. Population in 1860, 1,854; in 1865, 1,750. Valuation in 1860, $952,552; in 1865, $957,409
rinceton 665 Provincetown 46 Q. Quincy 511 R. Randolph 513 Raynham 147 Reading 442 Rehoboth 149 Richmond 98 Rochester 572 Rockport 230 Rowe 282 Rowley 232 Roxbury 515 Royalston 667 Russell 314 Rutland 669 S. Salem 234 Salisbury 239 Sandisfield 99 Sandwich 49 Saugus 241 Savoy 100 Scituate 574 Seekonk 151 Sharon 520 Sheffield 102 Shelburne 283 Sherborn 444 Shirley 446 Shrewsbury 670 Shutesbury 285 Somerville 447 Somerset 154 Southampton 357 Southbridge 675 Southborough 673 South Scituate 576 South Danvers (Peabody) 243 South Hadley 356 South Reading (Wakefield) 450 Southwick 316 Spencer 678 Springfield 318 Sterling 679 Stockbridge 104 Stoneham 452 Stoughton 522 Stow 454 Sturbridge 681 Sudbury 455 Sunderland 286 Sutton 682 Swampscott 245 Swanzey 156 T. Taunton 158
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 5: shall the Liberator lead—1839. (search)
his faith all the ministers and churches in the world in a moment, as to be induced to turn his weapons against their religion. In the same spirit, the Rev. Daniel Wise, of Quincy, reported Mr. Lib. 9.59. Garrison to have spoken (at the quarterly meeting) as if he were whip-master-general and supreme judge of all abolitionists; as though he wore the triple crown, and wielded an irresponsible sceptre over all the embattled hosts of anti-slavery troops. And even the Rev. George Allen, of Shrewsbury, declared Mr. Garrison resolved Lib. 9.67. to cripple the influence of all who will not come under the yoke which he has bent for their necks. The annual meeting was held on January 23, in the Lib. 9.18. Marlboroa Chapel, with Francis Jackson in the chair. It was the largest anti-slavery gathering ever witnessed in Right and Wrong in Mass., 1839, p. 96. Massachusetts, and the interest in the proceedings was most intense. The dissidents were there in full force, though in a meagre m
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