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tions were one hundred thousand dollars for Fort Knox, on Penobscot River; one hundred thousand dollars for fort on Hog Island, Portland harbor; seventy-five thousand dollars for Fort Warren, and fifty thousand dollars for For Winthrop, Boston harbor; one hundred thou sand dollars for the fort in New Bedford harbor. The appropriation also included the following for the year 1862: fifty thousand dollars for Fort Knox; fifty thousand dollars for Hog Island Fort; fifty thousand dollars for Fort Winthrop and exterior batteries ; fifty thousand dollars for fort at New Bedford; fifty thousand dollars for Fort Adams, Newport. The Seventy--sixth Regiment New York State Volunteers, under the command of Colonel Green, and two artillery companies, commanded by Captains von Puttakamer and Ellis, left Albany for the seat of war. They were reviewed in the Park by Governor Morgan, and addressed by Governor Pierce, of Ulster, before their departure. They are a fine body of men, and number one
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Massachusetts Volunteers. (search)
ed in for 100 days August 6, 1864. Duty at Camp Meigs, Readville. Mustered out November 14, 1864. Re-enlisted and mustered in for one year December 6, 1864. Duty at Camp Meigs, Readville. Mustered out May 12, 1865. 19th Unattached Company Infantry--Organized at Readville and mustered in for 100 days August 9, 1864. Stationed at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor. Mustered out November 16, 1864. Reorganized and mustered in for one year November 25, 1864. Stationed at Fort Winthrop. Mustered out June 27, 1865. 20th Unattached Company Infantry--Organized at Readville and mustered in for 100 days August 11, 1864. Stationed at Fort Sewell, Marblehead, Mass. Mustered out November 18, 1864. Again mustered in for one year November 17, 1864. Stationed at Salisbury Beach. Mustered out June 29, 1865. 21st Unattached Company Infantry--Organized at Readville and mustered in for 100 days August 11, 1864. Stationed at Long's Point, Provincetown. Mu
ring and passing preparatory measures, the Governor was not idle. A constant correspondence was kept up with our members of Congress and the Governors of other States. Leading merchants, and other gentlemen of experience and wisdom, were daily consulted. The militia was strengthened. A cipher key was arranged, to be used in transmitting messages which required secrecy. The defenceless condition of the forts in Boston harbor was considered. In Fort Warren there was but one gun; in Fort Winthrop none at all; and, in Fort Independence, hardly twenty guns, and most of them were trained on the city itself. The casemates were unfit for human occupation. The grounds inside the forts were covered with workshops and wooden shanties; and, instead of being a defence to the city and harbor, the fortifications of Boston were a standing menace to them, and invited seizure by the enemy. The entire coast of Massachusetts was open to attack from sea; not a fort or an earthwork or a gun was
Island, in Boston harbor, with a battalion of infantry of one hundred and fifty men; and shall have another battalion of the same strength in Fort Warren, on George's Island, on Monday morning. I have a third battalion, which I can station at Fort Winthrop; and there are from two to three thousand volunteers, whom I wish to place under drill and discipline, in these forts. In Fort Independence, there are none of the casemate guns mounted, and no barbette guns on the face which vessels entering the harbor approach. In Forts Warren and Winthrop there are no guns. This important harbor, therefore, seems to be almost entirely undefended. I would therefore request you to order Captain Rodman [Watertown Arsenal] to supply these forts with the guns and carriages necessary for their defence, and detail an officer of engineers to put the works in proper condition. If an officer of artillery could also be detailed to give the necessary instruction, the garrison would soon be able to use th
s in Boston Harbor, and the strength and condition of the garrisons, I visited yesterday Forts Warren, Independence, and Winthrop, and Long Island, and had an interview with the several commandants. Colonel Dimmock states the ordnance at Fort Warren howitzers, dismounted. 3 8-inch Columbiads, miserable. Total, 107 From Fort Independence I crossed over to Fort Winthrop to see Major Blunt, but he was not there. I found him, however, last evening, at his residence, No. 22, Chestnut Street, Charlestown. The condition of Fort Winthrop is as follows:— Mounted. 18 10-inch Columbiads, latest pattern (Rodman), throw 125-lb. solid shot. 4 10-inch Columbiads, old model. 7 8-inch Columbiads, latest pattern (Rodman), carry 65-lb. shot. 7 24-pounders, old. Major Blunt is ready at Fort Winthrop for sixty-seven 10-inch guns, and one 15-inch. He will probably be ready this fall for eighty 10-inch guns, and ten 15-inch. He is unable to say when these guns will be rec
militia to occupy the forts in Boston Harbor, in which, since the withdrawal of the garrison from Fort Independence for service in the South, the United States had left only one or two elderly ordnance-sergeants. These detachments were sufficient to guard the forts from being seized by a surprise, and held by the enemy; but the armament of the fort was so defective, that they could not have been defended against a serious attack. In Fort Warren there was only one old condemned gun; Fort Winthrop was equally manned; and, though Fort Independence appeared to be better protected, yet its few guns were so old, and of such small calibre, as to be in reality of little value. The other important points of the Massachusetts coast were either not at all or still worse prepared for defence. Earnest and unceasing efforts were made to induce the United-States Government to remedy, as speedily as possible, this dangerous condition of affairs; but, under the immense pressure of matters at
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Unattached companies of Massachusetts Infantry (Militia). (search)
,––– 1 year,–––1 year,––– Actual total of members of company,—Died as prisoners,— 100 days,38083100 days,––– 1 year,3981011 year,––– The 19th Unattached Company Infantry, Mass. Volunteer Militia, was organized at Readville, Mass, and mustered into service for one hundred days, Aug. 9, 1864. It served at Fort Warren, Boston harbor, and was mustered out Nov. 16, 1864. Re-enlisting for one year's service, it was organized at Fort Warren and mustered in Nov. 25, 1864. It served at Fort Winthrop, and was mustered out June 27, 1865. Twentieth Company.—Capt. Lewis Soule, 100 days and 1 year. Officers.Enlisted Men.Total.Officers.Enlisted Men.Total. Number on rolls,—Killed and died of wounds,— 100 days,38790100 days,––– 1 year,3981011 year,––– Enlisted men (included above) commissioned in company,—Died by accident or disease,— 100 days,–––100 days,––– 1 year,–––1 year,––– Actual total of members of
Journal, Feb. 26, 1863, p. 4, col. 3; Feb. 27, p. 2, col. 5. — Merrimack, transport steamer, unclean. 46th Regt. M. V. M. on board. Boston Evening Journal, Nov. 10, 1862, p. 4, cols. 5, 6; Nov. 11, p. 4, col. 4. — Visit of Gen. Dix to Fort Winthrop, etc. Boston Evening Journal, Oct. 23, 1863, p. 4, cols. 2, 3. Boston-made percussion fuses found attached to rebel shells at Washington, N. C., April 12, 1863. Boston Evening Journal, April 22, 1863, p. 4, col. 2. Boston recruiting.cket, Westport and Gay Head, July, 1863. Boston Evening Journal, July 10, 1863, p. 2, col. 2; p. 3, col. 6. —Report and recommendations by Gen. Joseph G. Totten. Boston Evening Journal, Jan. 27, 1862, p. 4, col. 2. —Visit of Gen. Dix to Fort Winthrop, etc. Boston Evening Journal, Oct. 23, 1863, p. 4, cols. 2, 3. Massachusetts Coast Guard. Proposed; letter to editor. R. B. Forbes. Boston Evening Journal, April 17, 1861, p. 2, col. 2. —Response from Braintree to letter of R. B.
ithal inviting him and soliciting him thither. This spring was probably on the south side of Spring lane, not far from Devonshire street, and from which the lane was named. On September 6, 1631, Winthrop was granted 600 acres of land on the south side of Mystic river, which he named Ten Hills. In 1632 he was granted Conant's Island, in Boston harbor, and changed its name to Governor's Garden, he planting orchards, fruit, and vines there. It is now Governor's Island, the site of Fort Winthrop. In November, 1632, he received a further grant of fifty acres of land near Wannottymies river, which is now Alewife brook, and in 1634 he was with Craddock granted the fish weir on the Mystic, at Medford, and again another grant of 1,000 acres or more on Concord river. Winthrop seems to have temporarily resided in Cambridge in 1632. He probably resided at Ten Hills summers, and at Boston winters, maintaining an establishment at Ten Hills the year round. The original Ten Hills
of Somerville, 21. First Church Gathering, 75. Fiske, David, 78, 84. Fiske, David, Sr., 83. Fitz, Abel, 20. Fitz, N. E., 42. Foorth, Mary, 25. Forster, Charles, 41. Forster School, 42. Fort Washington, 51. Forth Willm, 25. Fort Winthrop, 30. Foss, Sam Walter, 62. Foster, Captain, 48. Foye, John, 12. Framingham, Mass., 78, 86. Francis, Nathaniel, 16. Franklin Park, 7. Franklin Street, Somerville, 24. Fresh Pond, 54, 74. Fresh Pond Meadow, 53. Frost, Abigail, 9ndmill, or Town Hill, 48. Windmill Hill, Watertown, 52. Winnepesaukee, N. H., 37. Winter Hill, Somerville, 3, 19, 88. Winthrop, Adam, 25. Winthrop, Adam, Esq., 35. Winthrop, Ann, 32. Winthrop, Anne, 25. Winthrop, Fitz John, 35. Winthrop, Fort, 30. Winthrop, Henry, 29, 33. Winthrop, Governor, John, 25, 26, 31, 33, 36. Winthrop, John, 25-36. Winthrop, John, Character of, 35, 36. Winthrop, John, Extracts from the Diary of, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32. Winthrop, John, Residences of.
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