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his band were known and feared all over that country. On one of these, it was ascertained that Major Hart, of Price's army, was at his home, fifteen miles from Weston, with ten men. The company immediately set forth to capture them, a woman-Mrs. Chandler --acting as guide. The Major, his men, and the stock on his farm were taken and carried to Geary City, Kansas, where the stock was just put away and twelve men left as a guard over the prisoners, when forty Missourians rode up and demanded their surrender. Chandler, who stood in the porch, said they would never surrender-when he was shot dead, eleven bullets being found in his body. His wife and the remainder fired from the house, and picked them off so fast, that they were compelled to retire to Fort Leavenworth, eight miles distant, v hence they brought up a company of the First Missouri Cavalry, under Captain Fuller, to their assistance, and finally succeeded in capturing the little garrison. They were taken to the fort, and
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Fifty-seventh regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia). (search)
the Rappahannock. Moving through Brandy Station and Germania Ford, it engaged on the morning of May 6 at the battle of the Wilderness with great loss. Colonel Bartlett being wounded early in the engagement, the command was assumed by Lieutenant-Colonel Chandler. Moving to Spotsylvania Court House, the regiment took part in a reconnoissance on May 10, when its division commander, General Stevenson, was killed. As part of the Ninth Corps, it supported General Hancock in the charge made by hisse early in the morning of May 12, and held an advanced position during the day and until May 18, taking part on that day in a reconnoissance on the enemy's position. At the North Anna River, May 24, the regiment suffered heavily, and Lieutenant-Colonel Chandler was mortally wounded, dying in the hands of the enemy a few hours after the engagement. It engaged in action at Cold Harbor June 3, and, crossing the James River June 15, took part in the assault of Petersburg June 17, under Capt. J.
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The civil history of the Confederate States (search)
dit by all measures it could devise. Sustained by the banks it made its loans at what should be considered a low rate of interest, and attempted to provide for the payment of that interest by special tax of fifty cents upon each one hundred dollars in value upon nearly all real and personal property. The United States Congress met in extra session in a fortified city on the 4th of July, 1861. Among the distinguished leaders who supported war measures with vigor were Sumner, Fessenden, Chandler, Trumbull, Wade, Hale, Wilson, Sherman and Chase. The conservatives were represented by Pearce, Polk, Richardson of Illinois, Saulsbury, Bayard and Bright. Every New England senator except Morrill was given chairmanship of some committee. Sixteen States were put in complete control of the government. By a political understanding during these early months of the war, neither party was to take political advantage and endeavor to gain party credit by the success of coercion. Hence it happ
d be placed upon record. Every vote given from the six New England States was in opposition to Mr. Crittenden's resolution. These consisted of Mr. Clark, of New Hampshire; Messrs. Sumner and Wilson, of Massachusetts; Mr. Anthony, of Rhodes Island; Messrs. Dixon and Foster, of Connecticut; Mr. Foot, of Vermont; and Mr. Fessenden, of Maine. The remaining twelve votes, in order to make up the 20, were given by Messrs. Bingham and Wade, of Ohio; Mr. Trumbull, of Illinois; Messrs. Bingham and Chandler, of Michigan; Messrs. Grimes and Harlan, of Iowa; Messrs. Doolittle and Durkee, of Wisconsin; Mr. Wilkinson, of Minnesota; Mr. King, of New York; and Mr. Ten Eyck, of New Jersey. It is also worthy of observation, that neither Mr. Hale, of New Hampshire, Mr. Simmons, of Rhode Island, Mr. Collamer, of Vermont, Mr. Seward, of New York, nor Mr. Cameron, of Pennsylvania, voted on the question, although it appears from the journal that all these gentlemen were present in the Senate on the day of
section played an interesting part has been the subject of much pleasantry inside and outside the Company. It happened that one Sunday afternoon the cannoneers on lookout at the guns reported a party issuing from the woods into an opening some distance across the river. The suspected body was at once carefully scrutinized through field glasses, and declared by some to be Rebel cavalry, while this was doubted by others. At all events, a field officer of tile Tenth Vermont Infantry, Major Chandler. who was present, gave orders to fire upon the intruders, which was done, and they scattered with dispatch. Shortly after the occurrence, perhaps a day or two, the story was reported in camp that the shells had been directed at a negro funeral; that the mourners were just about to consign the deceased to his final resting-place when thus rudely interrupted. Whether this was or was not true still remains a mooted question, but, true or false, the author has thought it too good a story t
33Boston,Sept. 9, 1862,June 9, 1865, expiration of service. Rollins, W. E., Q. M. Sergt,35Boston,Sept. 9, 1862,Second Lieut., Feb. 5, 1864. Currant, Joseph H., Sergt.,30E. Boston,Sept. 9, 1862,June 9, 1865, expiration of service. Day, George H., Sergt.,20Charlestown.Sept. 9, 1862,Second Lieut., Nov. 1, 1864. Doe, Charles W., Sergt.,20Marblehead,Sept. 9, 1862,June 9, 1865, expiration of service. Estabrook, L. L., Sergt.,40Boston,Sept. 9, 1862,June 9, 1865, expiration of service. Gould, Chandler, Sergt,34E. Boston,Sept. 9, 1862,Died Oct. 5, 1864, Beverly, N. J. Gould, Geo. F., Sergt.,33E. Boston,Sept. 9, 1862,Sept. 22, 1864, First Lieut. 29th Un. Co. H. A. Parker, Adolphus B., Sergt.,24Southboroa,Sept. 9, 1862,Prisoner Aug. 25, 1864 June 9, 1863, exp. Of service. Parker, Benj. F., Sergt,26S. Boston,Sept. 9, 1862,June 9, 1865, expiration of service. Barnes, Hosea O.,21Boston,Sept. 9, 1862,Killed May 30, 1864, Tolopotomoy Creek, Va. Woodfin, Philip T., Jr., Sergt.22Marblehead,I
v. 2, 1864 Edwards, JosephJan. 11, 1876 Edwards, WilliamDec. 27, 1872 Ellsworth, JamesJan. 9, 1877 Ellsworth, ThomasSept. 7, 1903 Estabrook, Luther L.Dec. 8, 1893 Endicott, William E.June 2, 1903 Estee, Francis M.May 22, 1906 French, John W.April 3, 1868 Friend, Ellis A.Nov.—, 1879 Floytrop, Emil C.Feb. 1, 1873 Foley, PatrickMay 1, 1873 Frost, John C.Oct. 15, 1871 Farrell, MichaelNov. 6, 1893 Follett, Algernon P.——, 1893 Granger, Lieut. Col. Henry H.Oct. 31, 1864 Gould, ChandlerOct. 5, 1864 Gould, George F.Mar. 24, 1889 Green, Charles W.Jan. 13, 1865 Goodwin, John T.Nov. 29, 1880 Gallagher, James—— Gowell, Asa L.Dec.—, 1902 Holbrook, Alexander W.Aug. 16, 1864 Harrington, Serg't Otis N.July 30, 1863 Hanson, Samuel A.May 23, 1863 Herlehy, Timothy—— Hooper, Joseph A.Sept. 22, 1866 Herring, WilliamMar. 12, 1873 Horrigan, RichardJan. 2, 1864 Hill, Pierce T.Oct. 8, 1888 Handlin, JohnApril 6, 1906 Innis, George H.July 19, 1907 Jewell, Edwin C.
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than thirty minutes we contested the position against a brisk fire of artillery, when, General Price having forced the left wing of the enemy from the ground he had occupied by General Van Dorn's orders, my command again charged the enemy's lines, driving them from the woods, beyond the tavern, and compelling them to seek refuge in the obscurity of the forest which skirted the opposite side of an open field. In this last charge Lieut.-Col. J. A. Pritchard made prisoners LieutenantCol-onel Chandler and five other officers, with forty men of the enemy's line, who surrendered to Col. J. A. Pritchard, commanding the left of Rives' regiment. . . . Our men, exhausted by the exertions of the day, after a fast of thirty-six hours, were now released by the descent of night, and, under favor of the obscurity, rested upon their arms on the field whence they had driven an obstinate and stubborn foe. . . . Early on the morning of the 8th, our line was formed on the verge of the timber, . . . o
ordered to station Capt. John C. Moore at Galveston in command of a battery. On the 23d, with an armed force of thirty soldiers, Colonel Van Dorn called at the quarters of Colonel Waite and requested him to go with him to the office of Major Mechling, which Waite refused to do until force was exhibited that he could not resist. Upon his arriving there Major Mechling demanded his surrender as a prisoner of war. After many words of controversy, he with his inferior officers, including Lieut.-Col. Chandler, surrendered, and were paroled and furnished transportation to the coast. On May 3d Lieutenant-Colonel Reeve, with his officers and 270 soldiers, arrived in camp near San Antonio from military posts in New Mexico, and a messenger with a white flag was sent to him with a demand for unconditional surrender. After the usual controversy about the right of Colonel Van Dorn to make such a demand, and the exhibition of overwhelming force by Colonel Van Dorn's troops, which had been hastil
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