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the rank and title of lieutenant-colonel. Governor Andrew appointed, as his military aids, Horace Binney Sargent, of West Roxbury (senior aid); Harrison Ritchie, of Boston; John W. Wetherell, of Worcester; and Henry Lee, Jr., of Brookline. Colonelthe bill to increase the militia was further debated, and a substitute for the whole bill, offered by Mr. Banfield, of West Roxbury, was adopted, and passed to a third reading by a vote of 116 to 40. This bill, however, did not become a law. Jan.tute offered by Mr. Durfee, of New Bedford, was also voted down; and the bill in the draft offered by Mr. Banfield, of West Roxbury, was ordered to be engrossed. Mr. Parker, of Worcester, moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed. Feb. 6.—The House voted to substitute the Senate bill for the increase of the militia for the bill of Mr. Banfield, of West Roxbury,—yeas 96, nays 60. The bill was as follows:— chapter 49.—An Act in Relation to the Volunteer Militia. sectio
the first three years regiment that reached Washington in the war. The Second, which was recruited at Camp Andrew, in West Roxbury, left the State on the 8th of July, for the front. The Seventh, which was recruited at Camp Old Colony, in Taunton, ledford, Jewell of Boston, Gifford of Provincetown, Clark of Lowell, Kimball of Lynn, Merriam of Fitchburg, Bamfield of West Roxbury, and Hyde of Newton. Mr. Northend, of Essex, introduced a bill of eighteen sections, entitled a bill to provide foron. The Second Regiment, which was recruited by Colonel Gordon, and officers under his command, established a camp in West Roxbury, which was called Camp Andrew, in honor of the Governor. Governor Andrew determined that the regimental number shoumost accomplished cavalry officers in the regular army, was detailed to accept the command. Horace Binney Sargent, of West Roxbury, senior aide-de-camp to the Governor, was commissioned lieutenant-colonel; Greely S. Curtis, of Boston, and John H. Ed
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Norfolk County. (search)
65, $2,212.15. Total amount, $10,203.54. West Roxbury Incorporated May 24, 1851. Population ilitary service, and who is an inhabitant of West Roxbury, a bounty of five dollars, which was adopteto be paid when mustered in and credited to West Roxbury. Another meeting was held on the 6th of Seit was voted that the thanks of the town of West Roxbury be tendered to Stephen M. Weld, Esq., for h to procure volunteers to fill the quota of West Roxbury under the recent call of the President fortown in obtaining recruits for the quota of West Roxbury for the years 1863 and 1864. West RoxburWest Roxbury furnished seven hundred and twenty men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-six over and aboin four years, $18,057.43. The ladies of West Roxbury at the commencement of the war formed a Solse were made up afterwards by the ladies of West Roxbury, assisted by the ladies of Falmouth, Yarmou, New Hampshire. A number of the ladies of West Roxbury paid a regular assessment of twelve dollars
Tisbury 168 Tolland 320 Topsfield 246 Townsend 458 Truro 51 Tyngsborough 460 Tyringham 106 U. Upton 686 Uxbridge 687 W. Wakefield 450 Wales 321 Walpole 524 Waltham 461 Ware 359 Wareham 577 Warren 689 Warwick 288 Washington 108 Watertown 463 Wayland 466 Webster 690 Wellfleet 54 Wendell 289 Wenham 249 West Bridgewater 578 West Brookfield 695 Westborough 692 West Boylston 694 West Cambridge (Arlington) 467 Westfield 323 Westford 469 Westhampton 361 Westminster 696 West Newbury 250 Weston 469 Westport 160 West Roxbury 525 West Springfield 325 West Stockbridge 109 Weymouth 529 Whately 290 Wilbraham 327 Williamsburg 362 Williamstown 111 Wilmington 471 Winchendon 698 Winchester 473 Windsor 113 Winthrop 600 Wrentham 531 Woburn 474 Worcester 699 Worthington 364 Y. Yarmouth 55
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Preface. (search)
ct, and to the belief that it is well to preserve in a permanent form the living realities of the great struggle of the nation in 1861-1865, this book owes its existence. The volumes heretofore published, The Army of Virginia and A War Diary of events in the great Rebellion, continue, with the present volume, my history in chronological order to the end of the war. ond Massachusetts Infantry at the house, the camp and the evening parade, on the fields of the old historic Brook Farm at West Roxbury, are taken from large sketches of house, camp, and field, made on the ground by a private soldier of the Regiment during our occupancy in the spring of 1861. The winter encampment near Frederick, in Maryland, in 1861-1862, is a reproduction of a sketch made by a German artist while we were in camp there. The reports of officers are taken, some from originals in my possession, some from Moore's Rebellion Record, and others from the Official Records of the Union and Confederate armies,
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 1: from Massachusetts to Virginia. (search)
of inquiry, letters offering money and aid, and clothing,--I will not dwell longer on this branch of the subject, but hasten on with a word of my encampment in West Roxbury. On the ninth of May, 1861, moved by the conviction that the men and officers selected for the regiment should be brought together in camp, I directed Mr. R shall get into Boston sometime this afternoon, h added, with one found. Fortunately the ground on which Mr. Copeland happened was the historic Brook Farm, in West Roxbury. Easily accessible, though isolated, its surface diversified with bill and vale, the spot was admirably adapted to all the requirements of an encampment. I co the third of August, the Governor grew rapidly in wisdom. From the eleventh of May to the eighth of July, 1861, the regiment was in camp on Brook Farm, in West Roxbury. To the discipline of that encampment is due the general character and reputation which attended the regiment, wherever it formed an element of an army. If I
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 2: Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights—Darnstown, Maryland.--Muddy Branch and Seneca Creek on the Potomac—Winter quarters at Frederick, Md. (search)
judgment is entitled to great consideration may be quoted in defence of the policy we adopted for the government of our regiment, I may refer to Macaulay's most excellent comments as vindicating our judgment, when opposed by Governor Andrew at West Roxbury, and for a second time by Governor Banks and the Twelfth Massachusetts Regiment at Darnstown. I now resume this history, to speak first of the portentous orders of those days,--stampedes we called them,when we moved but to halt again upon tnts whom I recommended for promotion as second lieutenants, the action of his Excellency in this matter was entirely acceptable to me so long as I remained Colonel of the Second Massachusetts Regiment; indeed, save that Mr. Stephen M. Weld, of West Roxbury, on the 26th of December, 1861, made application to me to nominate for a commission in my regiment his son, Stephen M. Weld, Jr., adding, that before applying to the Governor of Massachusetts for a commission he would like to know that such ap
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Index (search)
olgrove, Colonel, in command of the Twenty-seventh Indiana Regiment in Banks's flight to Winchester, 207, -and in the battle of Cedar Mountain, 308, 309 (and notes). Comey, Captain, 241 (note). Cook, Major, Federal officer, wounded and captured at Cedar Mountain, p04. Cooke, John Esten, his Life of Jackson, 117, 129, 130, 156, 184, 198, 199, 210, 212-214, 217-219, 233, 234, 295. Copeland, R. M., Quartermaster of the Second Mass. Regiment, 12; finds a camping-ground for same in West Roxbury, 13. Afterwards Major, on General Banks's staff, 170. His communication to the Boston Advertiser after the battle of Winchester, 255,--and subsequent suspension therefor from the service, 256 (and note). His second appearance in the Boston Advertiser, blaming the War Department, and his final dismissal from the service by the President, 266, 267 (and note). Courtenay, Colonel, commander of Rebel battery under Stonewall Jackson, 199, 235. Crane, Major, 121. Killed at Cedar Mountai
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 2: education (search)
upon your movements, I shall be thankful; we all want you should be with us; and the moment I can see the way clear you shall hear from me again. What precipitated his final action is not definitely known, but from the letter quoted above, it is evident that Dr. Ripley regarded him as a desirable acquisition, and therefore forced the necessary arrangements to receive him. The only definite explanation of his own made at the time is found in a letter to his sister, dated Brook Farm, West Roxbury, September 17, 1841. It runs as follows: I returned from Buffalo four weeks since, but as my eyes are not fully restored, although they are considerably improved, I have not returned to college. I am living with some friends who have associated themselves together for the purpose of living purely and justly and of acting from higher principles than the world recognizes. I study but little-only as much as my eyes will permit. I pay for my board by labor upon the farm and by givin
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Appendix: Brook Farm — an address delivered at the University of Michigan on Thursday, January 21, 1895: (search)
ley and his associates, he emphatically declined. The Transcendentalists said, Let us all go in together and put our resources together, then we shall be a good deal stronger and our chance of success will be increased. No, said Mr. Ballou, we cannot do it. We are non-resistants, and you tolerate the application of force in government. Therefore we must remain apart. It was in the spring of 1841 that Mr. Ripley and his friends determined to buy a farm of two hundred and odd acres in West Roxbury, about eight miles from Boston. It was a very pretty piece of land, most excellently situated, well watered, and not a bad soil — a very eligible place. They organized a society called the Brook Farm Institute of Agriculture and Education, and began work. This organization was conceived in Transcendentalism, and designed to carry on social life in accordance with democratic and Christian ideas. There had been all the time a notable agitation respecting the unsanitary habits of college
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