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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. (search)
Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. Often during the four years of the late civil war we were reminded of the words of Mr. Webster in a speech made by him in the Massachusetts Convention of 1820 for the amendment of the Constitution of this Commonwealth. They are as follows:— I would not be thought to be among those who underrate the value of military service. My heart beats, I trust, as responsive as any one's to a soldier's claim for honor or renown. It has ever been my opin public, or for the more limited purpose of being used by the lover of antiquarian research, or the student of American Revolutionary history. Had they been, we believe they would in a remarkable degree have sustained the opinion expressed by Mr. Webster in the extract from the speech which we have quoted at the commencement of this chapter, and to which, in a great part, this volume owes its origin. But, whatever matters of historical interest the town records of the Revolutionary era may
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 13: Plymouth County. (search)
or men, and at the end of the war had a surplus of eighteen over and above all demands. Seven were commissioned officers. The most distinguished was Colonel Fletcher Webster, who fell on the 30th of August, 1862, while gallantly leading his regiment (Twelfth Massachusetts Volunteers) against the enemy at the second battle of ut like their sisters in other towns they made humble estimates of their good works. What can be more touching than this extract from a note received from Mrs. Fletcher Webster, whose husband so nobly sacrificed his life for the Union at the head of his regiment:— I am trying to collect the information you desire, and I shall our large boxes of blankets, pillows, stockings, mittens, &c., to the Twelfth, and my Aunt Forrester and her daughters of Salem sent one or two boxes also. Mrs. Webster's efforts were not altogether unavailing, for to her we are indebted for the account of the supplies furnished by the ladies of South Marshfield, which we pres
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 14: Suffolk County. (search)
s of men who are killed in battle or who die of disease incurred in service, was read. September 1st, This order was laid on the table by a vote of 7 to 4. September 8th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service who shall enlist and be credited to the quota of Boston. The treasurer was authorized to borrow three hundred and fifty thousand dollars to pay the same. Resolutions of respect to the memory and of condolence to the family of Colonel Fletcher Webster were introduced by Alderman Henshaw and were unanimously adopted. September 22d, Ordered, to cease paying bounties to nine-months men on and after October 1st. October 2d, The time for paying bounties was extended to the 15th. The quota of Boston being nearly filled an order was passed, October 27th, giving power to the mayor to cease paying bounties when he shall receive satisfactory evidence of the quota being filled. November 4th, The mayor reported that Boston had filled her
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
eymour A. Tingier. The town-treasurer during the same period was William T. Shumway. 1861. The first town-meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 29th of April, at which it was voted to pay each volunteer belonging to Webster five dollars a month while in active service, and to his wife and mother, dependent on him for support, one dollar and fifty cents a week, and to each child fifty cents a week; and if the family shall need more, the amounts to be increased at thfor recruiting purposes. 1864. July 14th, Voted, to pay each volunteer who shall enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the town a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars. This was continued until the end of the war. Webster furnished three hundred and thirty-four men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-two over and above all demands. Eight were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exc
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