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, 1st La. Infantry, Aug. 8, 1862. Major, Mar. 24, 1864. Mustered out, July 12, 1865. Parsons, John W. Born in Massachusetts. First Lieutenant, 10th Kan. Infantry, Aug. 7, 1861. Died of disease at Lawrence, Kan., Dec. 22, 1861. Parsons, William B. Born in Massachusetts. Private and Sergeant, 2d Kan. Cavalry, Dec. 3, 1861. First Lieutenant, Adjutant, Mar. 26, 1862. Transferred to 9th Kan. Cavalry, June 17, 1862. Discharged, Dec. 29, 1862. Patrick, Samuel L. Born at Brimfield, Mass., Aug. 10, 1833. First Lieutenant, 34th Ill. Infantry, Aug. 15, 1861; mustered, Sept. 7, 1861. Captain, Mar. 28, 1862; mustered, Mar. 1, 1863. Resigned, Nov. 21, 1863. Payne, J. T. First Lieutenant, Assistant Surgeon, 6th Infantry, M. V. M., in service of the U. S., Apr. 22, 1861. Mustered out, Aug. 2, 1861. First Lieutenant, Assistant Surgeon, 31st Mass. Infantry, May 5, 1862. Discharged for promotion as Major, Surgeon, 73d U. S. Colored Infantry, Sept. 27, 1862. Regiment con
ise, and in many cases a marked improvement has evidently been made. William Bassett, Chairman Selectmen. Bernardston. As a whole, they are a better class of citizens than when they enlisted. John F. Hale, H. B. Britten, Selectmen. Blackstone. The returned soldiers, as a whole, will exhibit a greater number where there is a marked improvement in their general behavior and morals, than there is of those who have been made worse. J. S. Needham, Arthur cook, Selectmen. Brimfield. As a general thing, their habits are full as good and in many instances, we think, very much better, than before going into the army. William S. Wyles, J. S. Blair, Selectmen. Charlemont. A majority are better men than before they entered the army. A. L. Tyler, Chairman Selectmen. Charlestown. I am not sure but that they are better; indeed, my observation inclines me to that opinion. Charles Robinson, Jr., Mayor. Chelmsford. My own opinion is they are rather
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, XIV. Massachusetts women in the civil war. (search)
the Sanitary Commission. Abington. Abington Centre. Acton. Amesbury. Andover. Arlington. Ashburnham. Ashby. Ashfield. Ashland. Assabet. Assonet. Athol. Athol Depot. Attleborough. Auburndale. Baldwinsville. Barnstable. Barre. Bellingham. Belmont. Belvedere. Berkley. Berlin. Bernardston. Beverly. Billerica. Blackstone. Bolton. Boston. Boylston. Braintree. Brewster. Bridgewater. Brighton. Brimfield. Brookfield. Brookline. Burlington. Cambridge. Cambridgeport. Canton. Carver. Centre Northbridge. Centreville. Chatham. Chelmsford. Chesterfield. Chilmark. Cliftondale. Cohasset. Concord. Cotuit. Cotuit Port. Dalton. Danvers. Deerfield. Dighton. Dorchester. Dorchester Lower Mills. Dover. Dracut. Dunstable. Duxbury. East Boston. East Bridgewater. East Cambridge. East Granville. East Medway.
rits, and actuated by worthy motives. The first parish meeting was held March 6, 1781, and measures were taken to provide a place of worship, which resulted in the purchase of Capt. Locke's house for a hundred dollars silver. A meeting was held June 4, 1781, of persons desirous of forming a church. This was duly recognized July 5, following, by a council. In Sept. 1781, the church was received, with twenty-seven members, John Williams delegate, into the Warren Association, assembled at Brimfield. Mr. Thomas Green was appointed by the Association to preach at Cambridge, the third Lord's day in November, and was engaged by the Society in July, 1782, to preach six weeks or two months on probation, but continued in that service over a year, when the Society at length concurred with the church in calling him as the regular pastor. His ordination occurred Nov. 26, 1783. In 1790 an arrangement was made with Mr. Green to preach once a month in Woburn. The Woburn members of this Soci
it led through what has been called Tantaskwee pass, exactly where the Worcester-Southbridge-Springfield trolley line passes to Fiskdale. Between Fiskdale and Brimfield (being still in Sturbridge) it touches the southern edge of the thousand acre tract which John Eliot had from the Indians in 1655. In Brimfield the path passed Brimfield the path passed Quabaug Old Fort, of which I shall speak again. Thence westward into Monson, the path strikes just south of the Chicopee river at the town line, and follows the river to Palmer, the summit of the path reaching an altitude of eleven hundred feet in crossing the divide between the Quinnebaug and the Quabaug, or Chicopee, watersheds.along the way the first settlers located their meeting-houses and town centers on the Bay path. This was clearly so in Grafton, Oxford, Charlton, Sturbridge and Brimfield. And perhaps I may speak of the settlement of Sturbridge as possibly more or less typical. J. G. Holland says: It was wonderful what a powerful interest
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