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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 23 5 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 10 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 6 4 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4 6 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 4 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative 2 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
om friends or foes, and by that means his followers were soon so well mounted that they were enabled to sweep rapidly through the eastern counties of Kentucky, from Johnson to Harrison, by way of Paintville on the west fork of the Big Sandy, through Hazel Green, Owensville, and Mount Sterling, to Paris and Cynthiana, in the richest part of the commonwealth, and to give to that region a new claim to the title of the dark and bloody ground. He captured Mount Sterling, Paris, Cynthiana, and Williamstown, almost without resistance; and burnt railway trains, stations, and bridges, tore up tracks, and plundered without fear, for the troops in the path of his desolation were too few or feeble to check him. His men were divided into raiding parties, and one of these, three hundred strong, led by Colonel Giltner, actually pushed General Hobson, with twelve hundred well-armed men, into a bend of the Licking River, in Nicholas County, and captured him and his troops. When General Burbridge wa
an advance into south-western Virginia, in concert with the advance of Crook and Averill up the Kanawha. Morgan had but 2,500 followers, and these not so well mounted as they would have been two years earlier. Still, sending forward small parties to purvey as many good horses as possible, he moved, so swiftly as he might, by Paintville, Hazel Green, Owingsville, Flemingsburg, and Maysville, into and through the richest part of the State ; capturing Mount Sterling, Paris, Cynthiana, and Williamstown, burning trains, tearing up railroads, &c., almost without resistance. The most amazing feature of this raid was the capture of Gen. Hobson, with 1,600 well-armed Unionists, by Col. Giltner, one of Morgan's lieutenants, who had 300 only, by crowding him into a bend of the Licking, and then threatening him from the opposite bank so that he was glad to surrender. It is added that the Rebels were nearly out of ammunition. It is to be hoped that they paroled their prisoners not to serve ag
everal weeks since. He was now elegantly attired in a suit of black broadcloth, with white vest. A luxurious growth of beautiful hair rolled down upon his shoulders, which, with his fine personal appearance, could not but bring to mind the handsome but vicious Absalom. There was nothing especially worthy of note in the appearance of the others. One of them, Willis Baker of Lewis County, was proven to be the man who last year shot and killed Mr. Ezekiel Pratte, his Union neighbor, near Williamstown, in that county. All the others were rebels of lesser note, the particulars of whose crimes we are not familiar with. A few minutes after one o'clock, Colonel Strachan, Provost-Marshal General, and the Rev. Mr. Rhoads, shook hands with the prisoners. Two of them accepted bandages for their eyes — all the rest refused. A hundred spectators had gathered around the amphitheatre to witness the impressive scene. The stillness of death pervaded the place. The officer in command now st
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. (search)
rned from pure revenge. The heart-rending accounts of the destruction of Chambersburg are only exceeded by the terrible sufferings of the impoverished and homeless people of Columbia. Chambersburg was the only town destroyed by the Confederates, and that was done for a specific purpose. The record on the other side is in fearful contrast. In 1862 the following towns within the limits of the Confederates States were burned in whole or in part by the Federal army: Fredericksburg, Va.; Williamstown, N. C.: Hamilton, N. C.; Donaldsonville, Louisiana; Simsport, Louisiana. In February, 1864, during the march of Sherman (whose military career was a success only so far as he destroyed property, for he never won a battle) from Vicksburg to Merridan, Miss., with 26,000 men, the following towns were burned in whole or in part: Merridan, Miss.; Canton, Miss.; Okalona, Miss. Contrast with this, the action of the Confederate army, as they invaded and retired from Pennsylvania without plund
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dole, Sanford Ballard, 1844- (search)
Dole, Sanford Ballard, 1844- Statesman; born in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 23, 1844; son of American missionaries; educated at Oahu College, Hawaii, and Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.; was admitted to the bar in Boston, and returned to Honolulu to practise. He was a member of the Hawaii legislature in 1884 and 1886; became active in the reform movement of 1887; was judge of the Supreme Court of Hawaii in 1887-93; was chosen chief of the provisional government in 1893, and in the following year was elected president under the constitution of the newly formed republic for the period of seven years. He was an active promoter of the movement for Sanford Ballard Dole. the annexation of Hawaii to the United States, and after the act was completed (1898) he was appointed governor of the Territory of Hawaii.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hoskins, Nathan 1795-1869 (search)
Hoskins, Nathan 1795-1869 Author; born in Withersfield, Vt., April 27, 1795; graduated at Dartmouth in 1820; taught in St. Albans, Vt., in 1821-22; afterwards practised law in Vergennes, Vt., and edited The Vermont Aurora. His publications include History of Vermont; Notes on the West; and The Bennington Court controversy and strictures on Civil liberty in the United States. He died in Williamstown, Mass., April 21, 1869.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
senal there......Jan. 25, 1787 Massachusetts convention to ratify the Constitution of the United States convenes at Boston......Jan. 9, 1788 [Governor Hancock chosen president of the convention.] Constitution is ratified by a vote of 187 to 168......Feb. 6, 1788 Slave-trade prohibited in Massachusetts......March 26, 1788 John Adams elected Vice-President of the United States......1789 President Washington visits Boston......Oct. 24, 1789 Williams College at Williamstown, Berkshire county, founded......1790 [Incorporated June 22, 1793. Congregational.] John Hancock dies at Quincy, aged fifty-six......Oct. 8, 1793 Middlesex canal projected......1793 John Adams President of the United States......March 4, 1797 Frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, built at Boston......1799 Bradford Academy (for women), Bradford, opened......1803 Andover Theological Seminary (Congregational ) opened......1808 State averse to war with England. The legislature,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Ephraim 1715- (search)
Williams, Ephraim 1715- Military officer; born in Newtown, Mass., Feb. 24, 1715; was a mariner in early life, and made several voyages to Europe. From 1740 to 1748 he served against the French, in Canada, as captain of a provincial company. He joined the New York forces under Gen. William Johnson, in 1755, and, falling in an Indian ambush, was killed near Lake George, Sept. 8, 1755. Before joining in this expedition he made his will, bequeathing his property to a township west of Fort Massachusetts, on the condition that it should be called Williamstown, the money to be used for the establishment and maintenance of a free school. The school was opened in 1791, and was incorporated a college in 1793, under the title of Williams College (q. v.).
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams College, (search)
Williams College, An educational institution in Williamstown, Mass., founded by Col. Ephraim Williams (q. v.). The funds left by Colonel Williams for founding a free school were allowed to accumulate. A free school was incorporated in 1785, under the control of nine trustees, and a lottery was granted for raising funds to erect a schoolhouse. About $3,500 was thus obtained, when the inhabitants of the town contributed about $2,000 more. A large building, four stories high (afterwards the West College) was erected in 1790, and on Oct. 20, 1791, the free school was opened, with Rev. Ebenzer Fitch as its first principal. It was incorporated a college in 1793, under the title of Williams's Hall. The property vested in the free school was transferred to the college, and the State appropriated $4,000 for the purchase of apparatus and a library. Mr. Fitch was its first president, and the first commencement was in 1795, when four students graduated. Its catalogue of students print
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 3: Berkshire County. (search)
1, $22.63; in 1862, $1,217.02; in 1863, $2,097.86; in 1864, $2,161.04; in 1865, $1,800.00. Total amount, $7,298.55. Williamstown Incorporated June 21, 1765. Population in 1860, 2,611; in 1865, 2,563. Valuation in 1860, $1,173,222; in 1865, $1 3d of June; at which five thousand dollars were appropriated for State aid to the families of volunteers belonging to Williamstown. 1862. March 10th, The selectmen were directed to continue to assist the families of volunteers. Voted, to pay a bunty of one hundred and fifty dollars. March 14th, Voted, to pay State aid to the families of all persons belonging to Williamstown in the military and naval service of the United States. 1864. August 8th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a boh 13th, The selectmen were directed to continue the payment of State aid to the soldiers' families during the year. Williamstown furnished two hundred and sixty men for the war, which was a surplus of eighteen over and above all demands. Six wer
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