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troops. A fight took place at Lebanon, Ky., between a small body of Union troops, under the command of Colonel Johnson, and a force of rebel cavalry under John Morgan, resulting in the defeat of the Unionists and the capture of the town by the rebels.--(Doc. 87.) Large and enthusiastic meetings, for the purpose of promoting enlistments into the army under the call of President Lincoln for three hundred thousand additional troops, were this day held at Boston, Cambridge, Roxbury, Brookline, Somerville, Malden, Springfield, and West-Cambridge, Mass., and at Portland, Maine. Speeches by distinguished and prominent citizens were made in each place. In several of the towns large sums of money were collected for the purpose of paying extra bounties to the volunteers. President Lincoln received the Senators and Representatives of the slaveholding Border States at the Presidential mansion, and addressed them on the subject of emancipation. General Smith, of the rebel ar
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Introduction (search)
n 1810. He was a man of note in the community of his time; had studied abroad and travelled in Eastern Europe, an unusual circumstance in his day; and was Mayor of Boston in 1834 and 1835. In 1820 he married the beautiful and accomplished Mary Henderson of New York. Their only son, Theodore Lyman, the third of that name, and author of the present letters, was born on August 23, 1833, in the well-known family homestead at Waltham, Massachusetts. But almost his whole life was passed in Brookline, where his father afterwards built a house, a pleasant and spacious dwelling, set in ample lawns and spreading elms. Young Theodore received his early education from private tutors, and spent the years 1848 and 1849 in Europe. His mother died when he was three years old, and the year of his return from abroad he lost his father. This left him at sixteen an orphan, heir to an independent fortune and the Brookline estate. Two years later he entered Harvard with the Class of ‘55. It wa
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), I. First months (search)
I. First months Theodore Lyman reached Boston early in June 1863, hoping to obtain a Staff appointment. His first weeks were spent in settling his little family in Brookline, adjusting his private affairs, and sorting the collections of his beloved Ophiurans that had accumulated during his absence in Louis Agassiz's newly built museum. Many of Lyman's friends thought that his desire to join the army was quixotic and unnecessary. Meanwhile Lee's advanced guard had crossed the upper Potomac, and Hooker had moved on Centreville from Falmouth. There will be stirring times ahead, writes Lyman in his journal. Every one takes the matter with great calmness; we are too dead! Soon came Gettysburg; and shortly afterward Mrs. Lyman's cousin, Robert Shaw, fell at the head of his negro regiment in the assault of Fort Wagner. Again Lyman writes: Bob was a shining example of great development of character under pressing circumstances. In peace times he would have lived and died a quie
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 8 (search)
n is our first military genius, while Sheridan is most remarkable as a field fighter, when the battle is actually engaged. Bless my soul! quelle lecture on my commanding General! Never mind, variety is the spice of life. November 18, 1864 Warm it is this morning — too much so; I would prefer it frosty, but remember the farmer whom Jupiter allowed to regulate the weather for his own farm, and who made very poor crops in consequence. As Albert The servant, whom he had brought from Brookline, who had been absent on sick leave. came last night, I honorably discharged the ebony John this morning, giving him a character, an antique pair of trousers and a dollar or two extra wages, whereat John showed his ivory, but still remarked, standing on one leg: Er ud like Er pass. What do you want a pass for? asked I, in that fatherly voice that should always be used to a very black nig. Go a Washington. If you go to Washington they'll draft you, if you don't look out. Oh, said John, w
3. to Massachusetts soldiers. Soldiers, go! Your country calls! See, from Sumter's blackened walls, Floats no more our nation's flag, But the traitors' odious rag. Long the patient North has borne All their treachery, taunts, and scorn; Now let slavery's despots learn How our Northern blood can burn. Swift their hour of triumph's past, For their first must be their last! By the memory of your sires, By the children round your fires, By your wives' and mothers' love, By the God who reigns above-- By all holy things — depart! Strong in hand and brave in heart. Nobly strike for truth and right; We will pray while you shall fight. Mothers, daughters, wives, are true To our country and to you. To the breeze our banner show: Traitors meet you where .you go. In the name of God on high, Win — or in the conflict die! Brookline, Mass. H. W. Boston Transcript, April
s and men behaved with great courage during the whole time. The following is a list of casualties in the engagement: Major Chandler, missing, and supposed to be wounded and a prisoner. Company A--Killed--Private Julius A. Phelps, of Brookline, Mass. Wounded — H. Finnily, of Boston; J. C. Singer, of Boston; Charles D. Cates, of Brookline. Missing — John O. Dea, of Boston; William Monary, Fernando McCrillis. Company B--Wounded--Lieut. Warren, in arm, slightly; Sergeant W. E. Haywood, Brookline. Missing — John O. Dea, of Boston; William Monary, Fernando McCrillis. Company B--Wounded--Lieut. Warren, in arm, slightly; Sergeant W. E. Haywood, bayonet wound, slight; George H. Hanscom, slightly, in hand. Missing — George Barry. Company C--Wounded — S. A. Goodhue, slightly, in the leg; E. B. Nichols, badly, and missing. Missing — George E. Wright. Company D--Killed--Sergeant Fred. Ran, of Boston. Wounded and missing--Lieut. William Sutherland, Sergeant Isaac Williams, Corporal William E. Rice, Private John Kyle. Company E--Wounded--Lieut. Miles Farwell, slight; Sergeant Thomas Strongman, in hand, slight; Private Conrad
40. waiting. We watch, we wait! October's sun Has draped the woods with yellow leaves; They told us victory should be won Ere Autumn bound her harvest-sheaves. Our struggling nation groans and strives! Brave hearts who never knew retreat Upon her altars lay their lives-- And still our record stands, Defeat. We give our treasures, silver, gold, And wealth is poured, a shining flood, Nor brothers, lovers, sons, withhold From battle's red baptism of blood. Yet trail disgraced our Stripes and Stars! In vain our heroes strive and die; Exultant wave the odious bars, And traitors shout the victor-cry. We give our gold! we keep our sin! We turn the hunted bondman back! We fast and pray that freedom win, Only for white men — not for black! God calleth such a fast “accursed 1” Help us, O God! our path to see; Strike the bold stroke of duty first, And trusting, leave results to thee! Brookline, Mass.
as were subsequently the house and barn of Lieutenant Munden. Having carried out his orders, Colonel Holman then returned to Elizabeth City with his trophies and one guerrilla as prisoner. The next morning General Wild received a letter from the guerrilla chief, stating that the colored soldier had been sent to Raleigh, but that he would set out at once for that city, see Governor Vance, and have him returned. At the commencement of the war General Wild was practising medicine in Brookline, Massachusetts. That he understands the guerrilla pathology, and can give a prescription that will cure every time, I think the Pasquotank bushwhackers will acknowledge. On the fifteenth instant, Brigadier-General Wessel arrived from Plymouth on the steamer Massasoit. The two Generals remained an hour in consultation, when the Massasoit left for Roanoke Island. General Wessel's district comprises the territory adjacent to the Albemarle Sound, and his command consists of the One Hundred and Fi
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son, Samuel. He died July 29, 1696, aged 64; and his second wife, Hannah, died Mar. 10, 1702, aged about 70. His children were, by his first wife,--  3-6Susannah, b. Dec. 27, 1661; d. unm., Dec. 23, 1686.  7Mary, b. Nov. 18, 1663; d. young.  8Mary, m. Nathaniel Ball.  9Rebecca, d. unm.  10Sarah, m. Philemon Russell, Oct. 18, 1705. And, by his second wife,--  11Ebenezer, b. Feb. 24, 1670.  12Samuel, b. Sept. 1, 1672. 3-11Ebenezer Brooks m. Abigail, dau. of Dr. Thomas Boylston, of Brookline. They joined the church, 1712. He d. Feb. 11, 1743; his wife d. May 26, 1756, aged 82. Their children were--  11-13Caleb, b. July 8, 1694.  14Ebenezer, b. May 23, 1698.  15Thomas, b. Apr. 18, 1705; d. unm. Nov. 14, 1784.  16Samuel, b. Feb. 8, 1710.  17Abigail, b. Oct. 6, 1699; m. Thomas Oakes.  18Hannah, b. Apr. 15, 1701; m. Nathaniel Cheever.  19Mary, b. Jan. 19, 1704; d. Sept. 3, 1704.  20Rebecca, b. July 24, 1706; m. Samuel Pratt, Dec. 2, 1725. 3--12Samuel Brooks m.
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