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Murray Kay Prize Essay for To Messrs. Wilder Dwight and Geo. Andrews: "The plan which you communicated for raising a regiment in Massachusetts for service during the war, meets my approval. Such a regiment shall be immediately enlisted in the service of the government, as one of those which are to be called for immediately.
The regiment shall be ordered to Fort Independence, or some other station in Boston Harbor, for the purpose of training, equipment and drill, and shall be kept there two months, unless an emergency compels their presence elsewhere. Let it not be said that the patriotism and liberality of the old town of Brookline are not equal to that exhibited by citizens of other towns and cities of our old Bay State. The Murderer of our late beloved president Abraham Lincoln is still at large. Will be paid by this department for his apprehension, in addition to any reward offered by Municipal Authorities or State Executives.
Will be paid Brookline hookers Brookline the apprehension of John H. Surrat, one of Booth's accomplices. Will be paid for the apprehension of David C. Harold, another of Booth's accomplices. He was born in Derby, England, inand six years later came with his family to America and settled in Brookline.
He contracted swamp fever and died June 21st,at Fair Oaks, Va. Fergus B. In child hood he gave promise of all that he afterwards became; he was courageous, frank, affectionate; he had a quick, irritable temper, but was full of fun.
At thirteen he left home for school at Phillips Academy, and at the end of two years he was fitted for college. Not wishing to enter so young, he spent six months at a private military school at West Point, and in May,returned to Exeter for a review of his studies. He graduated at Harvard in and entered the law school.
There he took a prominent position, and received first prize in On leaving the law school he passed fourteen months in foreign travel, and on his return studied in several law offices until he was admitted to the bar in At the outbreak of the Civil War he helped to raise the Second Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, and became its major. From that time he was entirely wrapped up in his regiment, and his one desire was for its success.
In May,the regiment went into its first action, and great grief was felt by all of the men when they discovered that their beloved major was missing. But he had simply been taken prisoner; he returned home on parole, and soon after obtained an exchange. Despite all entreaties to remain at home, he reed his regiment. He was mortally wounded in the battle of Antietam. The pain was so intense that he refused to be moved. There under fire of the two armies he remained all night, and here he added a few lines of farewell to a letter to his mother.
He was removed from the battlefield to a house, where a few days later he passed peacefully away. Hall reed. Edward A. Wild reed on enlisting, and James Bartlett was chosen to take his place.
His father was Samuel Goddard, and his mother was Mehitable May Dawesthe youngest child of William Dawes, who was sent out at the same time as Paul Revere to warn the patriots of the coming of the British. At the time of the contest in Kansas, as to whether it should be a free or slave state, Mr.
Goddard went west. He had many exciting adventures, at one time barely escaping with his life. He enlisted at the very beginning of the war, in the Third Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers and served his term out three months. He died in Buffalo, N. He enlisted in a corps of medical cadets, a division of the regular army, and served during the siege of Vicksburg on a floating hospital on the Mississippi River.
He contracted chills and fever there and returned home on a short furlough. As soon as his health was restored he returned, and for three months after the battle of Gettysburg he served in the Cotton Factory Hospital at Harrisburg; he was then transferred to Philadelphia. At the time of his enlistment he had been nearly ready to graduate from the medical school; he obtained, therefore, in a discharge, in order to come home and take his degree.
But shortly after his return he contracted diphtheria, and died June 26th, Carleton Shurtleff was born June 18th, ; he was educated in the Brookline schools, and graduated from Harvard in Francis; he was very fond of botany and entomology, and studied under Professor Agassiz, who was much interested in him. He was the son of Dr. Charles Wild, and was born in Brookline, November 25th, He was not a public school boy; his education began in Mr. Gideon Thayer's private school; he fitted for college under Dr. Rogers of Roxbury as tutor, and entered Harvard in There he stood high in his class, and at Commencement delivered the English oration.
After graduating with commendation from the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, he began to practice as a surgeon in Brookline. His health failing, however, he went abroad, travelling through Germany, Austria and Italy; and, during the Garibaldi excitement, he was arrested on suspicion of being a spy. This gave him the opportunity of seeing what Italian incarceration might be, which pleased his love of adventure. He was immediately released, however, on showing his passports. On his return in he d practice. Five years later he married Miss Ellen Sullivan of Boston; two weeks after the wedding he sailed with his bride to Constantinople, where he offered his services as surgeon to the Sultan, who was then engaged in the Crimean War.
He remained in Turkey fifteen months, with nine months of actual service, where he earned the title of the" Sincere Boy. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was practising his profession in Brookline. He assisted in recruiting Company A of the First Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers and became its captain, his knowledge of military matters making him a valuable officer. His men were devoted to him, and his powers of fascination were great, as perhaps the following story will show.
On one occasion he was ordered to take his company and search an estate, where there was good reason to suppose rebels' stores were hidden. Arriving at the house, he was met by two young ladies, who informed him that the house should not be entered, except over their dead bodies.
Here was a quandary. Wild quietly withdrew his troops a short distance and gave orders that the out buildings be searched. A short time after, as lieutenants Candler and Chandler approached the house to report that the stores had been found hidden in some hay, they heard singing, and on looking in at the window they were astonished to see their gallant captain and one of the young ladies singing darkey melodies, while the other accompanied them on the piano.
Captain Wild was wounded in the hand at the battle of Fair Oaks, June 25th, He obtained leave of absence, and while away received the commission of major.
In a day or two, however, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel; but scarcely had his new uniform been ordered, when he received the news that he had been raised to the colonelcy of the Thirty-Fifth Massachusetts. ing his command, his arm still in a sling, he took part in the battle of South Mountain, September r4th. Here he was seriously wounded, his left arm being shattered so badly that it had to be removed at the shoulder.
He was sent home, and when only partially recovered, assisted Gov. Andrew in raising the first colored troops. General Wild understood his men.
On one occasion he wrote: "The men are not veterans, let that fact never be forgotten; they must be led, you cannot order them forward and expect them to go alone, you cannot station them in a heavy fire and expect them to stay without flinching, unless supported and controlled, though they be the bravest men on earth; example is everything. They are not afraid to do what they think you are not afraid to lead them in. During the early part of the year r he was in command of the district of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va. During the siege of Petersburg, General Wild was ordered to take possession of and defend some high bluffs at Wilson's Wharf, which commanded the James River for four or five miles in either direction.
Were the rebels to occupy these bluffs, they could prevent the passage of union transports, which carried supplies to the army in front of Petersburg. Here Wild was suddenly attacked by General Fitz Hugh Lee, and although the attacking force was twice as large as that of the Federals they were repulsed three times.
After the first charge, Lee sent a message to General Wild under a flag of truce, demanding the" surrender of the Federal forces at Wilson's Wharf," promising that "the soldiers will be taken to Richmond and treated as prisoners of war," but making no such promise concerning the officers. He further added, "If they do not surrender, General Lee will not be answerable for the consequences," which interpreted meant, that his success and General Wild's defeat would result in another Fort Pillow massacre. General Wild wrote on an old envelope taken from his pocket, "We will try it.
Wild, Brig-Gen. General Wild was mustered out of the United States service January IS,and being unable to carryon his profession on of his wound, he went west and became interested in some mining interests in Nevada and about Lake Superior.
His love of adventure, however, induced him in to visit South America, but the climate was too enervating, and on the 28th of August of that year he died. And so all that is mortal of Brookline's most distinguished soldier in the Civil War, lies buried in the little graveyard of Medellin, Colombia. Nor is he forgotten, for every Memorial Day the children of the mission school gather round his grave and sing the only American song they known, "We will gather at the River. After the death of his father, the family moved to Brookline. At the breaking out Brookline hookers Brookline the war he aided in raising a company, and was mustered into service May 25th,with the rank of first lieutenant.
His promotion was rapid; on December 31st,he was commissioned captain A. His superiors were not slow in finding out his coolness and presence of mind in times of danger, and gave him positions of trust. On one occasion, when Candler was serving as aide-de camp on General Hooker's staff, the commander ordered him to take his squadron of calvary and scour the country in order to ascertain the whereabouts of the enemy.
He reconnoitered as far from the Union lines as he dared. While he was watering his horses at a stream, a colored man hidden in the bushes whispered to Candler, "The Rebs. The order was carried out and all escaped, much to the chagrin of the Confederates, who, but for the timely warning and the coolness of the commander, would have captured the whole troop.
In he married Miss Frances V. After the battle of Malvern Hill he was made provost marshal. He served his term, and on the tenth of June he was chosen to fill Henry Lee's place on Governor Andrew's staff. After the war he was interested in a mining enterprise. He died in When the call for volunteers came inhe enlisted in the First Massachusetts Regiment as second lieutenant. In March,he was promoted to the rank of first Brookline hookers Brookline, and in August of the same year he was commissioned captain of the Thirty-fourth.
Major-General Berry made application to the War Department for him as aide-de camp, but was refused on of Colonel Wells's remonstrance against having so valuable an officer taken from his regiment. March 6th,he was raised to the rank of lieutenant-colonel of the Fifty-seventh Regiment Vet. Colonel Bartlett being wounded, Chandler led the regiment through the terrible battles of the Wilderness, until he fell mortally wounded, while rallying his men at North Anna River, May 24th, He refused to endanger the lives of any of his men by allowing them to carry him, so they reluctantly fell back.
He fell into good hands, however, and was kindly cared for by Colonel Harris of the Twelfth Mississippi Regiment, who after the war returned to Colonel Chandler's parents his watch and a photograph.Brookline hookers Brookline
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Letter from C.S.[Charles Sprague] Sargent to Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker; from Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Brookline, Massachusetts, [United States of America]; 31 May ; two letter comprising two images; folio