History of Worcester in the War of the Rebellion

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 386 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... a procession of all the coal carts in the city, filled with workmen, and preceded by two marshals, with flags. At half-past two, the entire Fire Department paraded. The men and the machines were gaily decorated with patriotic devices and banners. They were accompanied by Goddard & Riedl's band. The flags suspended on the route were saluted by them with rousing cheers. The German Turner's Society made an attractive display. The Frohsinn Singing Society was out in a large omnibus, the members singing songs of the Fatherland. Besides these there were calithumpians and masqueraders, etc., in great numbers. W. X. Stevens fired one hundred and fifty rounds from a single gun of his Platoon Gun Battery at the corner of Main and Maple Streets. Notwithstanding rain and mud, the crowd which thronged the streets, seemed to increase as evening came on, and the illuminations and transparencies began to light up the buildings. The display was much greater than that called out by the news of the fall of Richmond. There were but few houses, stores or manufactories, which did not contribute to the general demonstration. The Court Houses, the First Unitarian Church, the Salisbury mansion and W. A. Smythe's block, shed a bright radiance over the north end of Main Street. The illumination extended as far up as Austin Street, and private houses were lighted up far beyond. There were elegant decorations on many stores and other buildings. Clark's Block was brilliant with lights. Jenkins, Hamilton & Co., displayed the Goddess of Liberty, with the national colors suspended from the beak of a splendid eagle. J. H. Clark's store had a stack of burnished muskets in each window. At Barnard, Sumner & Cos., there was a figure of Grant under a pavilion of red, white and blue, ...

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