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A handy reference for research on the men from Massachusetts that served in the Civil War. I've used the book on several projects on the Civil War. Highly recommend.
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Page 523 - Infantry, to be lieutenant-colonel by brevet, for gallant and meritorious services during the recent operations resulting in the fall of Richmond, Va., and the surrender of the insurgent army under General Robert E. Lee, to date from April 9, 1865.
Page 186 - Potomac, for the skill, energy and endurance which first covered Washington and Baltimore from the meditated blow of the advancing and powerful army of rebels led by General Robert E. Lee, and to Major-General George G.
Page 540 - for faithful and meritorious services" ; brigadier general of United States volunteers April 9, 1865, "for gallant and meritorious services during the campaign terminating with the surrender of the insurgent army under General RE Lee," and first lieutenant, captain, major, lieutenantcolonel, colonel, and brigadier general, United States Army, to date March 2, 1867, "for faithful and meritorious services during the war.
Page 542 - March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, and Lieutenant Colonel Volunteers April 9. 1865, for valuable and meritorious services during the campaign terminating with the surrender of the Insurgent army under Gen. RE Lee; honorably mustered out Nov.
Page 501 - A., maj. gen.— for distinguished gallantry m the battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863, while holding with his command a line of abattis and rifle pits against a strong force of the enemy until severely wounded; while colonel 61st New York volunteers, commanding the line of skirmishers in front of the 1st division, 2d Army Corps.
Page 607 - Philippine war for more than ninety days, can obtain 160 acres of any of the public lands by filing (himself or by an attorney,) a declaratory statement, and within six months thereafter filing his affidavit and application, commencing settlement and cultivation, and continuing...
Page 604 - Inasmuch as ye did it unto the least of these, ye did it unto me ' ? Christians are those who have Christ's spirit, as I think, and sacrifice themselves to save others.
Page 441 - ... incapacity resulting from long and faithful service, from wounds or injury received, from disease contracted, or from exposure in the line of duty, had passed Congress and become a law, and under its provisions several officers had retired.
Page 581 - Such practical patriotism is worthy of special commendation and encouragement. Provost-Marshals, and all other officers acting under this Bureau, are ordered to furnish all the facilities in their power to enlist and muster promptly the acceptable representative recruits presented, in accordance with the design herein set forth. The name of the person whom the recruit represents will be noted on the Enlistment and Descriptive Roll of the recruit, and will be carried forward from those papers to the...