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officers appointed over me according to the rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States. Mustering in recruits. The provision made for the shelter of these troops before they took the field was varied. Some of them were quartered at Forts Warren and Independence while making ready to depart. But the most of the Massachusetts volunteers were quartered at camps established in different parts of the State. Among the earliest of these were Camp Andrew, in West Roxbury, and Camp Cameron, in North Cambridge. Afterwards camps were laid out at Lynnfield, Pittsfield, Boxford, Readville, Worcester, Lowell, Long Island, and a few other places. The Three-months militia required no provision for their shelter, as they were ordered away soon after reporting for duty. Faneuil Hall furnished quarters for a part of them one night. The First Massachusetts Regiment of Infantry quartered for a week in Faneuil Hall; but, this not being a suitable place for so larg
ts, 139; 40th Massachusetts, 270; 7th Michigan, 391; 7th New Hampshire, 248; 33rd New York, 277; 60th New York, 287; 72nd Pennsylvania, 312; 10th Vermont, 246; Artillery: 1st Maine, 319; 10th Massachusetts, 278; Cavalry: 10th New York, 139; Engineers: 15th New York, 378; 50th New York, 378, 384, 393 United States Christian Commission, 64-65 Taylor, Zachary, 25 412 Vicksburg, 57, 383 Vining's Station, Ga., 400 Wadsworth, James S., 369 Warren, Gouverneur K., 246,308, 349,367,406 Warrenton Sulphur Springs, Va., 239 Washington, 19,23,30, 120,162, 189,198,218,244,250-52,258, 265,298,303,315,318-19,331, 355,396 Wauhatchie, Tenn., 295 413 Waverly Magazine, 333 Weitzel, Godfrey, 268 Weldon and Petersburg Railroad, 246,327,351 West Roxbury, Mass., 44 Wilcox's Landing, Va., 237, 391 Wilderness, The, 177, 181,238,308, 323-24,331,339,342,363-64, 375,378,384 Wilson, Henry, 225,315 Wilson, James H., 267,372-75 Wilson's Creek, 118 Worcester, Mass., 44
ng General. Winfield Scott. Department of War, July 8, 1861. The above order is confirmed. Simon Cameron, Secretary of War. The Second Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, Col. George H. Gordon, left Boston for the seat of war at Martinsburg. The regiment consists of one thousand and fifty men. They wear the regulation black felt hat, turned up at the side. Their coats are made of serviceable blue cloth and their pants of blue flannel. Since the men first went into camp at West Roxbury, they have been put through the most rigid discipline, and are therefore now prepared to meet the enemy under any circumstances. The camp equipage of the regiment, consisting of twenty-five wagons and one hundred horses, left in advance of the troops during the afternoon. Each company is supplied with three thousand ball cartridges and seven days rations. The officers seem to have been well chosen. Among those in command of companies are sons of the late Rufus Choate, Thomas G. Cary,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brook farm Association. (search)
ity into a Fourierist phalanx, under the name of the Brook Farm Association. The leaders of this movement were George Ripley. Minot Pratt, and Charles A. Dana. The land owned by the association at this time aggregated 208 acres, situated at West Roxbury, 8 miles from Boston, and their property, real and personal. was estimated at $30,000. In tie summer of 1844 the Dial suspended publication. The new organ of the association was the Phalanx, then published in New York, afterwards removed to ion was incorporated by the Massachusetts legislature in the winter of 1844-45, under the name of The Brook farm phalanx. From this time the main function of Brook Farm was propagandism. It continued the management of the communal affairs at West Roxbury, and made many improvements there, and put up large workshops and other buildings. But outside of this work its members conducted the Harbinger, which was published weekly and was given up almost wholly to advocacy of Fourierism. It also ins
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chickering, Jesse 1797-1855 (search)
Chickering, Jesse 1797-1855 Political economist; born in Dover, N. H., Aug. 31, 1797; graduated at Harvard College in 1818; later studied medicine and practised in Boston, Mass. His publications include Statistical view of the population of Massachusetts from 1765-1840; Emigration into the United States; Reports on the census of Boston; and a Letter addressed to the President of the United States on slavery, considered in relation to the principles of constitutional government in Great Britain and in the United States. He died in West Roxbury, Mass., May 29, 1855.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lowell, Josephine Shaw 1843- (search)
Lowell, Josephine Shaw 1843- Philanthropist; born in West Roxbury, Mass., Dec. 16, 1843; was educated in Europe, Boston, and New York; and travelled abroad from 1851 to 1855. She married Charles Russell Lowell in 1863, and has devoted her life to charity. She was one of the commissioners of the New York State board of charities in 1877-89; and was a leader of the Women's Municipal Purity Auxiliary in 1894. She is author of Public relief and private charity; and Industrial arbitration and conciliation.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parker, Theodore 1810- (search)
s., Aug. 24, 1810. His grandfather, Capt. John Parker, commanded the company of minute-men in the skirmish at Lexington. Theodore began to study Latin at ten years of age, Greek at eleven, and metaphysics at twelve. He was an earnest naturalist, and before he was ten he knew all the trees and shrubs of Massachusetts. In 1829 he entered Harvard College, but did not graduate; taught school until 1837, when, having studied divinity at Cambridge, he was settled over a Unitarian society at West Roxbury. He became an acute controversialist, for he was a profound thinker, and had the courage of his convictions. In 1846 he became minister of the 28th Congregational Society in Boston, which, in November, 1852, occupied Music Hall for the first time. Parker became the most famous preacher of his time. His place of worship was always crowded, and people came from all parts of the country to hear him. He urgently opposed the war with Mexico as a scheme for the extension of slavery; was an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schouler, William 1814-1872 (search)
Schouler, William 1814-1872 Journalist; born in Kilbarchan, Scotland, Dec. 31, 1814; was brought to the United States in 1815; received a common school education; engaged in journalism and was connected with various papers; member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for four terms and of the Senate one term; adjutant-general of the State in 1860-66. He published a History of Massachusetts in the Civil War (2 volumes). He died in West Roxbury, Mass., Oct. 24, 1872.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
stone and 67 wooden buildings burned; loss $70,000,000; nearly 65 acres burned over; fourteen lives lost......Nov. 9-10, 1872 Legislature meets in extra session to devise means of relief for Boston......Nov. 19, 1872 William A. Richardson appointed Secretary of the Treasury......March 17. 1873 Oakes Ames, M. C., father of the Credit Mobilier, dies (aged sixty-nine)......May 8, 1873 Massachusetts Normal Art School at Boston opened......May 8, 1873 Charlestown. Brighton, and West Roxbury annexed to Boston by vote at election held.......Oct. 7, 1873 Hoosac tunnel completed......Nov. 27, 1873 Prof. Louis J. R. Agassiz, scientist, born 1807; dies at Cambridge......Dec. 14, 1873 United States Senator Charles Sumner, born in Boston, 1811, dies at Washington......March 11, 1874 Governor Washburn, elected United States Senator to succeed Sumner, resigns executive office to Lieut.-Gov. Thomas Talbot......April 30, 1874 Bursting of a reservoir dam on Mill River, n
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Massachusetts Volunteers. (search)
Assault on the Salient at Spottsylvania Court House May 12. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. Ordered home for muster out May 20. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 11th Massachusetts Infantry May 20. Mustered out May 25, 1864. Expiration of term. Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 134 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 78 Enlisted men by disease. Total 221. 2nd Massachusetts Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Andrew, West Roxbury, and mustered in May 25, 1861. Left State for Hagerstown, Md., July 8; thence moved to Williamsport and Martinsburg, Va., July 11-12. Attached to Abercrombie's Brigade, Patterson's Army, July, 1861. Abercrombie's Brigade, Banks' Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to August, 1861. Gordon's Brigade, Banks' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Gordon's 3rd Brigade, Williams' 1st Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of t
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