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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 314 0 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 192 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 108 12 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 68 16 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 46 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 42 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 37 1 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) 36 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 27 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4 24 0 Browse Search
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of Worcester, Attorney-General; and Levi Reed, of Abington, Auditor of Accounts. Jacob Sleeper, of Boston; John I. Baker, of Beverly; James M. Shute, of Somerville; Hugh M. Greene, of Northfield; Joel Hayden, of Williamsburg; James Ritchie, of Roxbury; Oakes Ames, of Easton; and Eleazer C. Sherman, of Plymouth,—were elected Councillors. William Schouler, of Lynn, was Adjutant-General, to which office he had been appointed by Governor Banks; he was also acting Quartermaster and Inspector-Genin-chief, orders, that a salute of one hundred guns be fired on Boston Common, at twelve, meridian, on Tuesday, Jan. 8th inst., and a national salute be fired, at the same time, for the same purposes, in Charlestown, Lexington, Concord, Waltham, Roxbury, Marblehead, Newburyport, Salem, Groton, Lynn, Worcester, Greenfield, Northampton, Fall River, and Lowell. By command of His Excellency John A. Andrew, Governor and Commander-in-chief. William Schouler, Adjutant-General. The purpose of
ity, and proceeded by railroad to Philadelphia, which it reached at six o'clock that evening, and first received positive information concerning the attack made upon the Sixth in Baltimore that day. The field and staff officers of the Fifth Regiment were, Samuel C. Lawrence, of Medford, colonel; J. Durell Greene, of Cambridge, lieutenant-colonel; Hamlin W. Keyes, of Boston, major; Thomas O. Barri, of Cambridge, adjutant; Joseph E. Billings, of Boston, quartermaster; G. Foster Hodges, of Roxbury, paymaster; Samuel H. Hurd, of Charlestown, surgeon; Henry H. Mitchell, of East Bridgewater, surgeon's mate; Benjamin F. De Costa, of Charlestown, chaplain; Henry A. Quincy, of Charlestown, sergeant-major; Charles Foster, of Charlestown, drum-major. Several changes occurred while the regiment was in service. Colonel Greene, Major Keyes, and Adjutant Barri were appointed officers in the regular army. To fill these vacancies, Captain Pierson was elected lieutenant-colonel; Captain John T
llege, class of 1859, who was killed in battle June 30, 1862, was commissioned major. The Twentieth Regiment was recruited at Camp Massasoit, Readville, and left the State for Washington on the 4th of September, 1861. William Raymond Lee, of Roxbury, a graduate of West Point; Francis W. Palfrey, of Boston, son of Hon. John G. Palfrey; and Paul J. Revere, of Boston,—were chiefly instrumental in raising the regiment: and they were commissioned, severally, colonel, lieutenant-colonel, and majothe State on the 3d of October, 1861, for Washington. The Second Battery was recruited at Camp Wollaston, Quincy, and left for Washington, on the eighth day of August, 1861. Its officers were Ormond F. Nims, Boston, captain; John W. Wolcott, Roxbury, first lieutenant; George G. Trull of Boston, Richard B. Hall of Boston, second lieutenants. The Third Battery was recruited at Lynnfield, by Captain Dexter H. Follett, and was temporarily attached to the Twenty-second Regiment, and left the
passed to a third reading by a unanimous vote. Feb. 7.—Mr. Burbank, of Boston, from the Committee on the Militia, reported a bill concerning the custody and distribution of funds of the Massachusetts volunteers. On motion of Mr. Curtis, of Roxbury, it was ordered, that the Committee on the Militia be authorized to send for persons and papers on the matter of blankets and other articles contributed for the use of the soldiers. Feb. 11. In the Senate.—The veto message of the Governor, of was stuck fast in the mud. The forward wheels were completely out of sight, and the thin, red mud was running into the bottom of the wagon. We soon came to a detachment of the First Regiment, under command of my friend, Captain Chamberlain, of Roxbury, making a corduroy road. After a tiresome ride on horseback of two hours, we came to General Hooker's headquarters. We had a pleasant interview with the General, and then went forward to the regiments, where we met with a hearty welcome. C
omes had been made desolate; the maimed, with their ghastly wounds, crying for help, reached us daily. But never was the war spirit more determined and buoyant than at this time. Never was recruiting more active; never did men flock to our camps to enlist more eagerly. In Boston, many of our merchants closed their places of business at two o'clock in the afternoon, that they might devote the remainder of the day to recruiting. Meetings were held, and addresses made, on the Common and in Roxbury; recruiting tents were erected in Haymarket Square, Court Square, and on the Common. Meetings were held, and speeches made, in front of the Old South; and men, unused to public speech, were fired with eloquence. A general camp of rendezvous was established in the city of Worcester, and named Camp Wool, in honor of the veteran, Major-General Wool. To this camp all recruits from the counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester, were sent. The old camp at Lynnfield wa
available cannon in the city. It became apparent, on the afternoon of the 14th, that an outbreak would at least be attempted; and active preparations to meet the exigency were immediately made. The alarm spread also to the cities of Cambridge, Roxbury, Charlestown, Lowell, and New Bedford; and applications were made by the authorities of those places to the Governor for military assistance to maintain order, which requests were granted to the full extent demanded. A brief abstract of the oieved. Several companies, known as Drill Clubs and Home Guards, among which were the Horse Guards of Roxbury, the Reserve Guards of Cambridge, First Battalion National Guards of Boston, Massachusetts Rifle Club, Boston, and the Reserve Guard, Roxbury, tendered their services, which were accepted. Major Gordon, Eleventh United-States Infantry, in command of Fort Independence, came up with a company of his men, and offered the services of himself and command for any military duty. Captai
military secretary, addressed the following letter to the editor of the Christian Watchman and Reflector, by request of the Governor:— I beg leave to inclose the following article from a late number of your paper, and very respectfully to ask your attention to the facts. On Saturday (the day before the Sunday above-mentioned), the attention of His Excellency the Governor was called to the camp at Readville, by several communications from town authorities, and one from the Mayor of Roxbury, alleging that the troops there were suffering severely from the cold, which at that time was unusual, from want of proper clothing, and in other ways. It did not seem to the Governor to be fit or proper that several thousand men should suffer for one single day in a Massachusetts camp within ten miles of the State House, if by any efforts of his it could be prevented. He accordingly ordered the above-named to report to him for duty early on Sunday morning, and with them he devoted the
e instruction and encouragement of the people. I may be allowed, perhaps, to confess how much in my own hours of care they have contributed to alleviate anxiety, and inspire hope, and increase the profound respect with which I am your obliged friend and obedient servant. One of the most brilliant naval engagements of the war was the destruction of the pirate Alabama, by the Kearsarge, near Cherbourg, France. The commander of the Kearsarge was John A. Winslow, U. S.N., a citizen of Roxbury, Mass. The Kearsarge returned to Boston shortly after the engagement, and the ship, officers, and crew received a hearty welcome. The authorities of the city of Boston extended a public reception to Commander Winslow, the officers, and crew of the ship; and Governor Andrew caused the Adjutant-General to issue a general order, from which we make the following extract:— The Commonwealth also desires to express its admiration of the conspicuous gallantry of this distinguished citizen of Mas
the pastor, Rev. J. B. Miles. Then there was singing and prayer, addresses by the clergymen, and by the Mayor and others. At the conclusion, a collection was taken up for the benefit of the Christian Commission, and a large sum realized. In Roxbury, the State Guards, Captain Edward Wyman, with a band, marched in the evening through the principal streets, accompanied by a large body of citizens. In Elliott Square there was a grand display of fireworks. The Norfolk House and many dwellingsections from the Scriptures; prayer was made by Rev. Phillips Brooks, of Philadelphia; after which, a hymn written by Robert Lowell was sung by the congregation, to the tune of Old Hundred. This was followed by an address by Rev. Dr. Putnam, of Roxbury, of transcendent eloquence and beauty. After the services in the church, a procession moved to the large pavilion erected on the lawn in the rear of Harvard Hall, where an elegant and substantial dinner was provided. The scene in the pavilio