Dedication of the Memorial Hall, in Dedham, September 29, 1868: With an Appendix

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John Cox, Jr., 1869 - Dedham (Mass.) - 91 pages
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Page 47 - How sleep the Brave who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there!
Page 5 - March 2, 1868, it was voted : — That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the selectmen, be authorized to borrow, in behalf of the town, a sum not exceeding...
Page 61 - Voted, That the families of our citizens who have already enlisted, or shall enlist, for service under the United States, shall not want during their absence. That e'very volunteer, for each day spent in elementary drill, be paid one dollar and fifty cents, from the 26th day of April last, until the Company is accepted by the State. That each man be furnished with a good serviceable and substantial outfit.
Page 63 - That the provisions heretofore made by the town for the benefit of the families of volunteers in the service of the United States...
Page 7 - Then personally appeared the above named , Collector of Taxes for the of , and acknowledged the foregoing instrument to be his free act and deed.
Page 63 - ... incurred since their last enlistment. SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That upon any requisition hereafter being made by the President of the United States for militia, any person " who shall have volunteered or been drafted for the service of the United States for the term of nine months, or a shorter period, may enlist into a regiment from the same State to serve for the term of one year, and any person so enlisting shall be entitled to and receive a bounty of fifty dollars, to be paid in...
Page 40 - Manoeuvring here was necessarily out of the question, and only Indian tactics told. The troops could only receive direction by a point of the compass ; for not only were the lines of battle entirely hidden from the sight of the commander, but no officer could see ten files on each side of him. Artillery was wholly ruled out of use ; the massive concentration of three hundred guns stood silent, and only an occasional piece or section could be brought into play in the road-sides.
Page 64 - March 14, 1864— provided the amount of money so raised and applied shall not exceed the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each volunteer, enlisted in said service as part of the quota of this town, under said order.
Page 8 - MDCCCLXVII. In the main vestibule, from which stairs to the right and left conduct to the hall above, in a broad niche facing the entrance, are five marble tablets in a Gothic frame-work of black walnut. The central tablet, which is enriched by a carved canopy supported by columns...
Page 62 - ... the town. Voted, That the town do ratify and confirm all contracts and engagements made by the Committee chosen on the 6th inst., and that they be authorized to carry out and complete any arrangements they have made or may hereafter make, in accordance with the vote of the 6th inst., relative to...

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