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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 42 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 19 1 Browse Search
Allan Pinkerton, The spy in the rebellion; being a true history of the spy system of the United States Army during the late rebellion, revealing many secrets of the war hitherto not made public, compiled from official reports prepared for President Lincoln , General McClellan and the Provost-Marshal-General . 16 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 15 1 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 14 0 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) 7 1 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 6 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 5 1 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1852. (search)
v. Freeman Sears of Natick, Massachusetts, who died early in life, after a brief settlement in that place. She died when Foster was not quite five years old. Fortunately, at that tender age, the friend from whom his mother, an orphan, had receiven his more developed character and actions. And in this connection it may be appropriately remarked, that the record of Foster's child-life, as kept by his devoted friend, displays many touching incidents of tender, confiding affection, and evinces. . Everything remained quiet till Monday, though warnings had come in various shapes that an attack was to be made. General Foster arrived in the morning, much to our surprise and delight. Two companies were sent across the river on a reconnoissanpy look in his eyes. They buried him privately in the afternoon of the following day, at Washington, North Carolina; General Foster and his staff, and the officers of the two regiments, attending. The body remained at that place till the siege was
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1855. (search)
n others would become indignant and utter remonstrances in violent language, he was thoughtful, sad, and silent. He appeared to be incapable of understanding how anybody could descend to say or do mean things, and such as imposed on conscience. Foster, I used to say, you are an unsophisticated fellow. But that word did not do him justice. It was a pure noble-mindedness (is that the word?) that made him so promptly and keenly sensitive, and so averse to anything that outraged manliness. He gush of good — will in his face, and a naturally affectionate tone in his words. I was a poor boy, with very little to help me along in college. My struggles with want were severe. Putting both hands on my shoulders, and looking into my face, Foster would frequently say, Mac, how are you getting along? If reluctant to disclose the truth, in sympathetic tones of voice he would coax me to tell him. If I consented, it was sure to fill his eyes with tears. He had a tender heart; tears came qui
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1857. (search)
ousand men, was exposed in endeavoring to pass through Hatteras Inlet,—owing to ignorance of the channel and the too great draught of water of most of the transports,—the confusion and alarm on board the ships, the noble exertions of Burnside and Foster and other officers, and the wonderful passage of the straits at last, without serious loss, will long be remembered. The first object attempted by the expedition was the capture of Roanoke Island, which was accomplished early in February. Aftnd became from this time to the close of the war the Headquarters of our forces in North Carolina. The Twenty-fourth Massachusetts was stationed near Newbern all the summer and autumn of 1862, and saw no active service until November, when General Foster, who then commanded the department, made an expedition to Little Washington and Plymouth. Lieutenant Perkins's health had been a good deal impaired by chills and fever; and after this march, which was wearisome, and followed by exhausting p
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
December 23d, with two other signal officers, to go with General Burnside's expedition, and joined General Burnside's command at Annapolis. Here he found a good deal of work and responsibility. He and his two associates, Lieutenants Fricker and Foster, had to instruct twenty other officers from the different regiments in the signal system, having but a short time in which to teach them and to take charge of all the signalling for the expedition. Early in January, 1862, General Burnside's e a small battery, and, after a severe fight of two hours, succeeded in taking it. After that, the enemy gave up entirely, and retreated to their largest camp at the end of the island, where all who could not get boats to escape surrendered to General Foster about five in the afternoon. After we heard that the army were all landed, we set to work to try and clear the channel, but the forts opened upon us again and kept up their firing until the army had taken the battery on shore. We have but o
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1862. (search)
, and there was no more fighting that night. Of the few days that followed, all know the history. Three weeks afterwards, Temple's body, then within the enemy's lines, was recovered under a flag of truce, and it now rests in the family vault at Albany. John Henry Tucker. Private 38th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), July 31, 1862; killed at Port Hudson, La., May 27, 1863. John Henry Tucker was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 19, 1835, the son of Ebenezer and Eliza Bradley (Foster) Tucker. In his autobiography in the Class-Book he thus narrates an adventure of one of his ancestors, which linked the family traditions very closely with the Revolutionary War:— At the burning of Charlestown, in 1775, a number of families embarked in a boat to escape from the conflagration. The boat was full, and as the sailors pushed off from the shore a little girl appeared on the shore; she was the daughter of one of the women in the boat, and had been inadvertently left behind.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
account of the battle:— Your readers may remember that Major-General Foster despatched General Hatch with some four thousand men, in Nov,—the reading of which has been a daily duty and pleasure to me,—John Foster, De Quincey, Macaulay, Shakespeare, Tennyson, and Dickens have f. The regiment had been in North Carolina but four days before General Foster began what is called the Tarborough march. We went to Washingtping to surprise the enemy; but on the morning of November 6th, General Foster, hearing that the enemy were in force at Tarborough, decided ton attack on the place, but finding it too strong they retired. General Foster, expecting them to attack Washington, North Carolina, immediatedid not make their appearance for two weeks after our arrival. General Foster arrived at Washington, March 30th, and immediately sent out a sdred men, and bringing provisions and ammunition. On the 15th, General Foster ran the blockade on the same steamer, and reached Newbern, and <
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
, Governor, I. 1, 2;. Fletcher, James, II. 426, 427;. Fletcher, Samuel, Lieut., II. 426,427,429,431. Follansbee, A. S., Col., II. 451. Forbes, J. M., I. 300. Forbes W. H., Major, II. 185, 329;, 330. Ford, Antonia J., II. 359. Foster, J. G., Maj.-Gen., I. 231, 233;, 372; II. 264, 370;, 391, 392, 393. Foster, Lieut., II. 252. Fowle, George, I. 307. Fox, Feroline W. . II. 115. Fox, T. B., II. 115. Fox, T B., Jr., Capt., Memoir, II. 115,123. Also, II. 149, 159;Foster, Lieut., II. 252. Fowle, George, I. 307. Fox, Feroline W. . II. 115. Fox, T. B., II. 115. Fox, T B., Jr., Capt., Memoir, II. 115,123. Also, II. 149, 159;. Francis, James, Major, II. 184. Franklin, W. B., Maj.-Gen., I. 144, 213;, 217; II. 168,170. Frazier, D. R., I. 356. Freeman, H , II. 362. Fremont, J. C., Maj.-Gen., . I 162, 364; II. 350. French, E. S., II. 372. Fricker, Lieut., II. 252. Frothingham, E. G., Jr., Dr., II. 35. Frothingham, O. B., Rev., I. 44. Fuller, A. B., Memoir, I. 72-86. Fuller, Margaret, I. 72. Fuller, Thomas, I. 73. Fuller, Timothy, I. 72. Fuller, Timothy, Rev., I. 73. Furness,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, chapter 37 (search)
you will agree with me, and I think you will. No opportunity for a commission occurring, he enlisted as sergeant in the Forty-Fifth Massachusetts (Infantry), Colonel Codman. He was a member of Company B, Captain Churchill. The regiment was encamped at Readville from September 5 to November 5, 1862, when it embarked on the steamer Mississippi, bound for Beaufort, N. C. The troops reached Beaufort on the 14th, and marched at once to Newbern, where they were placed under command of Major-General Foster. In December, Sergeant Hickling took part in the ten-days' expedition to destroy the railroad-bridge at Gouldsboroa, during which he was engaged in four battles and marched one hundred and eighty miles. He was well during the whole march, but was attacked with typho-malarial fever a week after his return. During this week most of the sergeants in the company had been off duty, and an unusual severity of labor had devolved on him. He remained eight days in the camp hospital, an