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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 133 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 59 23 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 44 0 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 38 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 31 7 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 26 0 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 24 0 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Ancestry-birth-boyhood (search)
Ancestry-birth-boyhood My family is American, and has been for generations, in all its branches, direct and collateral. Mathew [Matthew] Grant, the founder of the branch in America, of which I am a descendant, reached Dorchester, Massachusetts [now part of Boston], in May, 1630. In 1635 he moved to what is now Windsor, Connecticut, and was the surveyor for that colony for more than forty years. He was also, for many years of the time, town clerk. He was a married man when he arrived at Dorchester, but his children were all born in this country. His eldest son, Samuel, took lands on the east side of the Connecticut River, opposite Windsor, which have been held and occupied by descendants of his to this day. I am of the eighth generation from Mathew Grant, and seventh from Samuel. Mathew Grant's first wife died a few years after their settlement in Windsor, and he soon after married the widow Rockwell, who, with her first husband, had been fellow-passengers with him and
back, pursuing them on the road, fighting from every barn, and bush, and stock, and stone, till they drove them retreating to the ships from which they went forth. And there stand those monuments of your early patriotism, Breed's and Bunker's Hills, whose soil drank the martyr-blood of men who lived for their country and died for mankind! Can it be that any of you should tread that soil and forget the great purposes for which these men died? While, on the other side, rise the heights of Dorchester, where once stood the encampment of the Virginian, the man who came here, and did not ask, is this a town of Virginia? but, is this a town of my brethren? The steady courage and cautious wisdom of Washington availed to drive the British troops out from the city which they had so confidently held. Here, too, you find where once the old Liberty Tree, connected with so many of your memories, grew. You ask your legend, and learn that it was cut down for firewood by British soldiers, as som
ent Lincoln and present him with a copy of the joint resolutions adopted by that body on the 2d of May, presented their report.--(Doc. 135.) The town of Dorchester, Mass., voted $20,000 for the war, besides appropriating $20 per month to every married volunteer, and $15 to every single volunteer. This applies not only to citizens of Dorchester who enlist in the town or out, but to citizens of other towns who may enlist in Dorchester, provided their own towns do not make any provision for them.--N. Y. Express, May 9. General John A. Dix, late Secretary of the Treasury, was appointed one of the four majorgenerals from the State of New York. GeneralDorchester, provided their own towns do not make any provision for them.--N. Y. Express, May 9. General John A. Dix, late Secretary of the Treasury, was appointed one of the four majorgenerals from the State of New York. General Dix is a native of New Hampshire, and is a son of the late Lieut.-Colonel Timothy Dix. He entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1812; was promoted ensign in 1814, and was subsequently promoted to a third lieutenancy in the twenty-first regiment of infantry. His subsequent rank of promotion is as follows:
s a chaplain in our army. Being released, after examination, he proceeded yesterday, some 20 miles, to the encampment of a Tennessee regiment, whose colonel gave him a letter to Mr. Evans of Evansport, a miserable little place on the Potomac. Evans was instructed to put him across the river. Our cruisers were so constantly on the alert, that for some time no opportunity offered. But at length, while one of them was examining a transport, he slipped across to Chicamuxeon Creek, near Dorchester Post-office, Md.; thence he made his way here, via Alexandria, to-night. Mr. Bing says that on the whole our prisoners are well treated. But the Zouaves are at Richmond caged in a factory, with bars, through which the people stare at them as a curiosity. The accommodations at Richmond are so very limited and poor, that there is talk of distributing the prisoners among the States. The officers at Manassas appeared to be very much pleased with the bearing of the prisoners, and spoke
ment's Ferry Roads. The Dean Swamp, Indian Field and Cattle's Creek Companies will be marched, by the shortest practicable routes, to the intersection of the Santee Canal and Pineville Roads, a little below Fuerson's Lock. The St. George, Dorchester, St. James, Goose Creek, Wassamasaw and Four Hole Companies will be marched, by the shortest practicable routes, to Strawberry Church. The St. Andrew's Company will be divided into two platoons, one of which, composed of the members of the m The Upper, Middle and Lower St. John's Companies will be marched to the cross road, and a little below Goose Creek Bridge, and will destroy that bridge, if necessary, to prevent the enemy's advance. The St. James, Goose Creek, St. George, Dorchester and Wassamasaw Companies will be marched to the intersection of the Bridge and Ashley Ferry Roads, and will destroy Rautowle's and Wallace's Bridges, if necessary to prevent the enemy's advance. The ferry across Stono will be also watched, a
hy solitary tower. Stood Lacedaemon then less proud, When her three hundred heroes, slain, No road but o'er their breasts allowed To Xerxes and his servile train? Or does New England blush to show Yon hill, though victory crowned it not-- Though Warren fell before the foe, And Putnam left the bloody spot? The voices of earth's noblest fields With the deep voice within unite-- 'Tis not success true honor yields, But faithful courage for the right. Keep, then proud foe, the crumbled tower, From those brave few by thousands torn, But keep in silence, lest the hour Should come for vengeance on your scorn. Yet I could weep; for where ye stand, In friendly converse have I stood, And clasped, perchance, full many a hand, Now armed to shed a brother's blood. O, God of Justice! Smile once more Upon our flag's victorious path; And when a stern, short strife is o'er, Bid mercy triumph over wrath! Dorchester, April 20th, 1861. --Rev. S. G. Bulfinch, in the Boston Transcript, April 24th.
y, D. 59 Dixie, D. 108; origin of the song of, P. 113; by Albert Pike, P. 106; the Michigan Patriots' Song, P. 73 Dixon, Archie, speech at Louisville, Ky., April 18, Doc. 74 Dobbin, George W., D. 58; Doc. 123 Dodge, William E., D. 32; Dec. 93 Dodge, revenue cutter seized, D. 18 Dodge's,---, battery, D. 92 Dolphin, cutter, seized, D. 10 Donald, Colonel, of Miss., a homespun party at the house of, P. 25 Donelson, Andrew Jackson, P. 138 Dorchester, Mass., liberality of, D. 58 Dorr, J. C. R., P. 5 Doubleday, —, his battery, D. 92 Douglas, S. A., his opinion of the right of secession, P. 41; his remarks on the position of General Scott, Doc. 121; speech at Chicago, Ill., Doc. 298; speech before the Illinois Legislature, D. 45; death of, D. 91; dying words of P. 110 Dover, Delaware, meeting at, D. 103 Dover, N. H., Union meeting at, D. 25 Draper, Simeon, D. 52 Dr. Watts to Jonathan, P. 99 Dugann
ne Above thee shine, And keep thee great forever! America, America! Thy cause is Freedom's own, They foe is each oppressor, Thy king is God alone. For this we raise To him our praise, Whose goodness faileth never; His grace divine Upon thee shine, And keep thee free forever! America, America! 'Twas justice nerved our sires, And noble patriot feeling, And pure devotion's fires; For this we raise To God our praise, Whose goodness faileth never; His grace divine Upon thee shine, And keep thee true forever. America, America! Our fathers left thee one; The holy tie that binds us Was knit by Washington. For this we raise To God our praise, Whose goodness faileth never; His grace divine Upon thee shine, And keep thee one forever. America, America! No traitor's hand shall mar The glory of thy standard, Or blot a single star; And we who raise To God our praise, Whose goodness faileth never, Pledge heart and hand To keep our land Great, free, true, one forever! Dorchester, Mass., July, 1862.
d, commanding the district, composed of the counties of McIntosh, Liberty, and Scriven, was greatly discomfited by our presence. His men, stationed at Sunbury, Dorchester, and Riceboro, and Station No. Three, were totally demoralized, and fled, reckless of organization, to the Altamaha bridge, whenever attacked. This gave us frd by night. 13th. Marched to Midway, at which place I was ordered to proceed with my regiment to Sunbury, on Sunbury River, also to send a battalion through Dorchester, a short distance from Midway. My command came upon a few rebels; these were driven back upon another party, the whole numbering probably forty men. I ordered d in fact every thing which could impede them in their progress behind them. On reaching the forks of the road, Captain Glore's battalion pressed rapidly on to Dorchester, scattering as he went the remainder of company B, Twenty-ninth Georgia battalion. Camped at Sunbury that night 14th. Remained in camp. 15th. Rejoined
nd the same year we sent Mr. John Endicott, and some with him, to begin a plantation; and to strengthen such as we should find there, which we sent thither from Dorchester, and some places adjoining; from whom, the same year, receiving hopeful news, the next year, 1629, we sent divers ships over, with about three hundred people, ain a place we called Roxbury; others upon the river Sangus between Salem and Charlestown; and the Western-men four miles south from Boston, in a place we named Dorchester. They who had health to labor fell to building, wherein many were interrupted with sickness, and many died weekly, yea, almost daily. After my brief manner but, for Mr. Peters, he is now in Holland, from whence his return hither I hold to be uncertain. Those we send shall all be by the approbation of Mr. White, of Dorchester, and Mr. Davenport. For whatsoever else you have given advice, care shall be taken, God willing, to perform the needful, as near as we can, and the times will
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