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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Baltimore riots. (search)
or it was exceedingly difficult, in those days, to tell whom to trust and whom not to trust. It is to be regretted, however, that in this case the President was over-cautious, for I am pursuaded that, had the police of Baltimore been notified in time, the loss of life might have been avoided. Early on the morning of April 19th, 1861, a train of thirty-five cars left the Broad and Washington avenue depot, Philadelphia, having on board twelve hundred troops from Boston, Lowell, and Acton, Massachusetts, and known as the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, under the command of Colonel Edward F. Jones, a gallant soldier and courteous gentleman; and a regiment, one thousand strong, from Philadelphia, under the command of Colonel William F. Small. Nothing was known in Baltimore of their departure from Philadelphia, but about eleven o'clock it became noised abroad that a large force of Federal soldiers had arrived at President street depot. This depot is in the southeastern portion of the ci
. 5, 1861. to his excellency the commander-in-chief: At our interview this morning, you requested me to put the matter which I wished to communicate in writing. In accordance therewith, I make the following statement as to the condition of my command, and take the liberty to forward the same directly to you, passing over the usual channel of communication for want of time. The Sixth Regiment consists of eight companies, located as follows, viz.: Four in Lowell, two in Lawrence, one in Acton, and one in Boston, made up mostly of men of families, who earn their bread by the sweat of their brow, men who are willing to leave their homes, families, and all that man holds dear, and sacrifice their present and future as a matter of duty. Four companies of the regiment are insufficiently armed (as to quantity) with a serviceable rifle musket; the other four with the old musket, which is not a safe or serviceable arm, and requiring a different cartridge from the first, which would ma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jeffreys, Sir George 1648-1689 (search)
Jeffreys, Sir George 1648-1689 Jurist; born in Acton, Denbighshire, in 1648; was called to the bar in 1668; became chief-justice of England in 1683; and was elevated to the post of lord chancellor in 1685. He was of a blood-thirsty and cruel disposition, delighting in the severe punishment of the enemies of the King. After the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth (1685) was crushed he held courts in the insurgent districts which are known in history as the Bloody assizes. The partisans of Monmouth in arms were fully 6,000 in number, many of them persons of great respectability. They were brought before the court of the chief-justice by scores. He seemed to delight in convicting and punishing them. He caused 320 to be hanged or beheaded, and more than 800 to be sold as slaves in the West Indies and Virginia. Many of the latter were given to court favorites that they might sell them on speculation or extort money for their pardon from those who had any to give. In this nefario
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shedd, William Greenough Thayer 1820-1894 (search)
Shedd, William Greenough Thayer 1820-1894 Clergyman; born in Acton, Mass., June 21, 1820; graduated at the University of Vermont in 1839 and at the Auburn Theological Seminary in 1843; ordained in the Congregational Church in 1844; Professor of English Literature in the University of Vermont in 1845-52; of Sacred Rhetoric in Auburn Theological Seminary in 1852-53; of Church History in Andover Seminary in 1854-62; associate pastor of the Brick Church, New York City, in 1862-63; Professor of Bible Literature in the Union Theological Seminary in 1863-74, and of Systematic Theology in 1874-90. He wrote Lectures on the Philosophy of history; Discourses and essays, etc. He died in New York City, Nov. 17, 1894.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
dressed a diplomatic letter to the President, Dec. 28. The President replied, Dec. 30, but persistently refused to receive them officially.] Maj. Robert Anderson, in command at Fort Moultrie, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, abandons that fort and, with its garrison, consisting of seven officers, sixty-one non-commissioned officers and privates, and thirteen musicians, occupies Fort Sumter......night of Dec. 26, 1860 Ralph Farnham, last survivor of the battle of Bunker Hill, dies at Acton, N. H., aged 104 1/2......Dec. 27, 1860 Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrie seized by South Carolina State troops......Dec. 27, 1860 United States arsenal, with 75,000 stands of arms, seized by South Carolina State troops at Charleston......Dec. 30, 1860 Edward D. Baker, of Oregon, answers the plea of Judah P. Benjamin, of Louisiana, in the Senate for the right of secession......Jan. 2, 1861 Fort Pulaski, at the mouth of the Savannah River, Ga., seized by Georgia State troops......
Doc. 141.-patriotic contributions to May 7, 1861. Albany, N. Y.$46,000 Auburn, N. Y.4,000 Abington, Mass.5,000 Amesbury, Mass.5,000 Acton, Mass.5,000 Boston, Mass.186,000 Brooklyn, N. Y.75,000 Bridgeport, Ct.31,000 Burlington, Vt.3,000 Bath, Mo.10,000 Batavia, N. Y.4,000 Buffalo, N. Y.110,000 Burlington, N. J.$4.000 Bordentown, N. J.8,000 Bradford, Vt.2,000 Bridgetown, N. J.1,000 Bedford, Mass.2,000 Bennington, Vt.10,000 Barre, Mass.2,000 Braintree, Mass.2,000 Bedford, N. Y.1,000 Brunswick, Me.1,000 Binghamton, N. Y.10,000 Connecticut, State.2,000,000 Cincinnati$280,000 Charlestown, Mass.10,000 Chicago, Ill.20,000 Circleville, Ohio.2,000 Clinton, Ill.5,000 Cohasset, Mass.1,000 Clinton, N. Y.1,000 Concord, Mass.4,000 Concord, N. H.10,000 Canandaigua, N. Y.7,000 Canton, Mass.5,000 Cass County, Ind.6,000 Cam. & Am. R. R. Co.10,000 Detroit, Mich.50,000 Dunkirk, N. Y.20,000 Dover, N. H.10,000 Damariscotta, Me.3,000 Elizabeth, N. J.11,000 E
utenants,—all of Groton. Company C, Mechanics' Phalanx, Lowell. Officers: Albert S. Follansbee, captain; Samuel D. Shipley and John C. Jepson, lieutenants,—all of Lowell. Company D, City Guards, Lowell. Officers: James W. Hart, captain; Charles E. Jones and Samuel C. Pinney, Llewellyn L. Craig, lieutenants,—all of Lowell. Company E, Davis Guards, Acton. Officers: Daniel Tuttle, captain; William H. Chapman and George W. Rand, Silas B. Blodgett, Aaron S. Fletcher, lieutenants,—all of Acton. This company was named in honor of their brave townsman, Captain Isaac Davis, who commanded an Acton company to defend the North Bridge, across Concord River, on the 19th of April, 1775, where he fell a martyr to liberty and American independence. Company F, Warren Light Guard, Lawrence. Officers: Benjamin F. Chadbourne, captain; Melvin Beal, Thomas J. Cate, and Jesse C. Silver, lieutenants,—all of Lawrence. Company G, Worcester Light Infantry, Worcester. Officers: Harrison W.
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
undred and sixty-one thousand six hundred and eighty-six dollars and three cents ($3,961,686.03). The following are the war records of the cities and towns:— Acton Incorporated July 3, 1735. Population in 1860, 1,726; in 1865, 1,660. Valuation in 1860, $821,401; in 1865, $854,719. The selectmen in 1861 and during the egiment, which passed through Baltimore on the 19th of April, 1861. now in the service of the United States, at which it was resolved, first, that the citizens of Acton, one and all, whatever may have been their former political opinions, will unite and rally around the Constitution and flag of our Union, and be ready to imitate twho fought and fell in defence of our liberties; fourth, that the town appropriate five thousand dollars for the benefit of the families of soldiers in the town of Acton, who are, or may hereafter be, engaged in the service of the United States. A committee was appointed to superintend the expenditure of the money; also, to purcha
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 3: the Clerical appeal.—1837. (search)
ions; over resolutions prescribing the conditions of church membership; over public lectures by females, albeit Quakers; over certain discourses to children—meaning those by Henry C. Wright, the children's agent, etc. These vague complaints would be made clearer presently. The Spectator next printed a letter received by Messrs. Fitch and Towne, while waiting for just such indications of clerical and sectarian sentiment to warrant their second proceeding. The Rev. James T. Woodbury, of Acton, Mass. Brother of Levi Woodbury, the then Secretary of the Treasury, whose political standing being compromised by the clergyman's activity some took to be the cause of the latter's change of front (Lib. 7: 175). Prior to this change he had been conspicuously severe upon the pro-slavery clergy (Lib. 8.10). (who, as amusingly happened, had been prominent in making the statements prejudicial to Lib. 7.81. the American Board—namely, proving that it held slaves at the South—which so shocked the <
d. 4 Dec. 1815, a. 69 or 71. 11. Gilbert, s. of Edward (5), m. Martha——, and had in Pepperell, Hannah, b. 13 May 1773, m. Thomas Rundle of Boston 17 July 1810; Sally, b. 21 Feb. 1775. m. Joshua Shed; Patty, b. 9 Feb. 1778, d. 6 Aug. 1868; in Acton, ,John, b. 29 Dec. 1781; Polly. b. 4 Oct. 1783, m.——Hosley; in Pepperell, Lydia, b. 10 Sept. 1787; and in Camb., Nabby, b. 17 Sept. 1790, m. Walter Fisk. Gilbert the f. d. of lockjaw 15 Sept. 1818, a. 74; his w. Martha d. 28 June 1800, a. 50. . 1783, and had Lydia, b. 23 Aug. 1784, d. unm. 19 Ap. 1811; Thomas, b. 12 Mar. 1787, m. Sophia Webster, and d. s. p. at Troy, N. Y., 8 May 1843; Mary D., b. 12 Dec. 1790, d. unm. 2 Ap. 1872. Thomas the f. was a housewright, res. a few years at Acton and Gloucester, but returned here about 1790, res. at the junction of Front and State streets, was Selectman five years, and performed other public services. He d. of paralysis 28 Mar. 1841; his w. Lydia d. 27 May 1791. 12. Josiah, s. of Jos
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