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Great Barrington (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
istant quartermaster-general, with the rank of captain, Aug. 1. William F. Capelle, of Boston, master of ambulance, with the rank of captain, Nov. 2. Warren L. Brigham, of Westborough, assistant adjutant-general, with the rank of captain, Aug. 11. Robert R. Corson, of Philadelphia, assistant quartermaster-general, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, Dec. 9. Charles L. Bulkley, of Boston, assistant engineer, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, Dec. 12. Frank L. Pope, of Great Barrington, assistant engineer, with rank of major, Dec. 12. Colonel Bulkley and Major Pope were engineers engaged to lay a telegraph-wire to connect the States with the Russian dominions, and received their commissions from the Governor, as an honor due them for undertaking so great and valuable an enterprise. J. F. B. Marshall, of Weston, paymaster-general, with the rank of colonel, Dec. 28. Jarvis D. Braman, of Boston, assistant paymaster-general, with the rank of major, Dec. 29. H.
Indiana (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
n election was to be held for President of the United States. On the 7th of September, the Governor wrote to His Excellency Richard Yates, Governor of Illinois, as follows:— I propose to visit Washington, arriving there by next Tuesday morning, spending a day or two in New York, on the way, in order to have some conversation with the President on the present attitude of our public affairs. I wish it might be possible, that you, and Governor Brough, of Ohio, and Governor Morton, of Indiana, and any other of the Western Governors, might be present. And I take the liberty of writing this note, in the hope that we may meet there. It seems to me of the first importance that the President should be rescued from the influences which threaten him; of those who for the want of political and moral courage, or for want of either faith or forecast, or of appreciation of the real quality of the public patriotism, are tempting and pushing him to an unworthy and disgraceful offer of comp
White House Landing (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
f this ancient town, near by which, and on its site, is a camp of colored soldiers, which the captain of the boat informed me was commanded by Brigadier-General Wild, of Massachusetts. Their white tents made a pleasant contrast to the dark foliage of the pines, and the ruins of a city which has passed away. As the steamer glides up the stream, other names attract your attention, and excite your interest, associated, as they are, with late events of the war; such as Foster's Landing, White-House Landing, Harrison's Landing, Light-house Point, Fort Powhatan, &c., &c. The river is well guarded with gunboats, and there is no fear of the navigation being interrupted by the enemy. At City Point, the river is crowded with vessels of all descriptions; the wharves extend for at least half a mile; numerous supplies for the army are here stored. A colored regiment does guard duty, and colored men load and unload the vessels, railroad cars, and army wagons. It is a busy, active place. On
Dutch Gap (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
d movement, to obtain possession of the Danville Railroad. Lee's army was to be attacked by the Army of the Potomac, and the railroad taken if possible, while the Army of the James was to operate on that side, and prevent reinforcements being sent to Lee, and to take advantage of circumstances. As General Butler and staff were expected in the evening, I concluded to remain for the present where I was. It rained during the whole of the afternoon, and part of the evening. The celebrated Dutch Gap, where General Butler is making a canal, is about a mile and a half from headquarters; a rebel battery on the opposite side of the James, in a thick wood, keeps up a fire upon it during the day and night. I had a strong curiosity to see the Gap; and, as there had been no firing for an hour, Captain Sealy thought it had ceased for the afternoon. Accordingly, I set off on horseback with an orderly, to see the famous canal. I got within a quarter of a mile of it, when a report was heard, t
Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
larke, U. S. A., the military commander of Massachusetts, to arrange the credits, and he adopted th A report to me by the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts on this case, in which he mentions the casthe one hundred and forty sick and wounded Massachusetts soldiers in hospitals in that city, one hu 22, I called upon Colonel Gardiner Tufts, Massachusetts military State agent, and arranged with hian; I had seen much of him while he was in Massachusetts raising and organizing his regiment, and hxcellency of assistant Adjutant-General of Massachusetts. General Meade was not in his quarters, ane information as to the whereabouts of our Massachusetts regiments so that I could find them out, wilcox, division commander, who has several Massachusetts officers on his staff. Rode to the Coloneters. After supper, a large number of our Massachusetts officers came in and spent the evening. Ilemen. They spoke warmly in praise of our Massachusetts regiments, and inquired kindly after Gover[36 more...]
Louisiana (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
credit of the State. The act of Congress, passed July 4, allowing naval credits, also made it lawful for the executive of any of the loyal States to send recruiting agents into any of the States in rebellion, except Arkansas, Tennessee, and Louisiana, to recruit volunteers, who should be credited to the State procuring the enlistment. Governor Andrew had, long before the law passed, pressed upon the War Department the justice and importance of such a measure. He argued that it would relie I beg leave to return to them, through you, my most cordial and sincere acknowledgment of this token of their patriotic attachment to the land of their father. Colonel N. A. M. Dudley, commanding the Thirty-first Massachusetts Regiment in Louisiana, wrote to the Governor, proposing to raise and organize a brigade of colored troops in that department. The proposition was favorably regarded by the Governor, who wrote to Secretary Stanton, requesting permission to be given; the troops to be
Cherbourg (France) (search for this): chapter 11
lue of the repeated contributions of your voice and pen, during the present struggle, for the instruction and encouragement of the people. I may be allowed, perhaps, to confess how much in my own hours of care they have contributed to alleviate anxiety, and inspire hope, and increase the profound respect with which I am your obliged friend and obedient servant. One of the most brilliant naval engagements of the war was the destruction of the pirate Alabama, by the Kearsarge, near Cherbourg, France. The commander of the Kearsarge was John A. Winslow, U. S.N., a citizen of Roxbury, Mass. The Kearsarge returned to Boston shortly after the engagement, and the ship, officers, and crew received a hearty welcome. The authorities of the city of Boston extended a public reception to Commander Winslow, the officers, and crew of the ship; and Governor Andrew caused the Adjutant-General to issue a general order, from which we make the following extract:— The Commonwealth also desire
Fort Independence (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
dred and twenty-five dollars. Three hundred dollars' worth of poultry was also sent to the camp at Readville, and the same amount to Gallop's Island. Two hundred dollars' worth was sent to Fort Warren; one hundred dollars' worth was sent to Fort Independence; five hundred dollars' worth was sent to the United-States sailors at the Navy Yard at Charlestown; besides Thanksgiving supplies and money for the soldiers in barracks on Beach Street, and the Discharged Soldiers' Home on Springfield Streen, Elish and Joe, orderlies detailed at regimental headquarters. On our way, we stopped at the headquarters of the Eleventh Regulars, which had been ordered to New York. Here I met Lieutenant Bentzoni, who was for many months stationed at Fort Independence, and other regular officers whom I knew. We stopped here about an hour, and then passed on to Major-General Meade's headquarters, my intention being to pass the night with Colonel Rivers, of the Massachusetts Eleventh. Our route lay for m
Virginia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
yal States, and weaken the disloyal. On the 14th of July, Governor Andrew caused to be issued General Order No. 27, which appointed Major Joseph M. Day, of Barnstable, Provost-Marshal of the Commonwealth, with the rank of colonel, to whose supervision was committed the recruitment of men in the disloyal States. It also provided that there should be a recruiting agent for Massachusetts in the Department of North-eastern Virginia, whose headquarters should be at Washington; one for South-eastern Virginia, with headquarters at or near Fortress Monroe; one for North Carolina, headquarters at Newbern; one for South Carolina and Florida, headquarters at Hilton Head; one for Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama, headquarters at Nashville, Tenn. These agents were to be styled assistant provost-marshals of Massachusetts; they were to have the sole charge of recruiting men in their several departments, and were to report the names of the recruits to Colonel Day. The same order designated Colon
Annapolis (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
ners to the sick and wounded soldiers in hospitals in and near New York, and at his agency; to Colonel Robert R. Corson, Massachusetts State agent at Philadelphia, for the five hundred sick and wounded Massachusetts soldiers in the hospitals in that city, three hundred dollars; to William Robinson, Massachusetts agent at Baltimore, for the one hundred and forty sick and wounded Massachusetts soldiers in hospitals in that city, one hundred dollars; to United-States Surgeon Vanderkift, at Annapolis, Md., for the one hundred and fifty sick and wounded Massachusetts soldiers at that place, one hundred dollars; and to Surgeon Hagar, at Point Lookout, Md., for the same purpose, one hundred and twenty-five dollars. Three hundred dollars' worth of poultry was also sent to the camp at Readville, and the same amount to Gallop's Island. Two hundred dollars' worth was sent to Fort Warren; one hundred dollars' worth was sent to Fort Independence; five hundred dollars' worth was sent to the United-
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