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  Charles Read - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Read was held at Fort Warren, Massachusetts, until he was exchanged in 1864.
Read surrendered to Federal naval authorities in New Orleans and was transported again to Fort Warren, Massachusetts.
In 1867 Read was second officer aboard a ship involved in an effort to help Cuban rebels overthrow the Spanish government of the island.
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 Civil War HomePage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Fort deRussy is located on the south bank of the old Red River channel north of Marksville, LA, in the rivers closest bent toward Marksville.
Fort Warren, located on Georges Island in Boston Harbor is a former Civil War prison and remained a harbor defense for many generations.
This fort is situated on a 45-acre island at the entrance of Boston Harbor, so was in a perfect position to guard what used to be a main shipping route/channel.
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 Massachusetts Forts
The old fort was somewhat repaired in 1794, and was garrisoned in 1799 during the naval crisis with the French.
The new fort was begun in 1800, with 42 guns and two outer batteries for six guns.
The fort was badly damaged from a mine explosion in 1901.
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 Fort Massachusetts - The Mohawk Trail
Forts in those days were of two kinds,-those built by the settlers with very little help from the authorities and kept largely under their own control, and those elected and garrisoned by the province.
It is said that Fort Massachusetts was the 'Only province fort in Berkshire during the way of 1744,- called the Third Intercolonial, to distinguish it from, other wars.
When the fort was finished, Captain Ephraim Williams was placed in command; and not only of that fort, but also of eleven other posts forming, a most important line of defence, through scattered over.
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 Bunker Hill Exhibit | Biography | Israel Putnam
In 1740, Putnam left Massachusetts for northeast Connecticut where land was cheaper and easier to obtain.
Putnam led a regiment in the attack on Fort Ticonderoga in 1759 and was part of the expedition that captured Havana, Cuba in 1762.
Around the time of the Stamp Act crisis in 1766, Putnam was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly and was one of the founders of the Connecticut Sons of Liberty.
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 William L. Cabell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Cabell was wounded during the battles of Corinth and Hatcher's Bridge in the fall of 1862.
He was captured near Mine Creek, Kansas, on October 25, 1864, and remained a prisoner of war until August 28, 1865, when he was released at Fort Warren, Massachusetts.
Upon his release Cabell joined his family in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1868.
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 Preservationists Seek Funds For Film About Boston's Fort Warren
The Fort Warren Film Project has been endorsed by the office of the Governor of Massachusetts, the Island Alliance and SUV camps in three states.
Ewers, who grew up in Massachusetts and visited Fort Warren as a child, is a former member of the 2nd South Carolina String Band.
In describing the project Ewers wrote that the Fort Warren story will be told "through the words of those who were kept within its walls, soldiers and prisoners alike." Photographs, illustrations, live footage, music and narration will be used.
www.civilwarnews.com /archive/articles/ft_warren.htm   (860 words)

 National Historic Landmarks Program (NHL)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
One of the nation's finest 19th century coastal fortifications and the chief work of military engineer Sylvanus Thayer, it is strategically located on Georges Island, midway between the northern and southern arms of the harbor.
Fort Warren is the most important Civil War site in New England, as it served as a prison for Confederate leaders and officers, including vice president Alexander Stephens.
Battery Jack Adams, an unusual single gun battery within the Fort, was considered to be a key part of Boston Harbor's defense system during the Spanish-American War.
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 "Alumni News" section of the Graduate Magazine of the University of Kansas, November, 1906
Adna G. Clark, I '97, C '00, was graduated in August from the artillery school at Fort Monyoe, Virginia.
He is stationed at Fort Warren, Massachusetts, one of the defences of Boston harbor, situated on an island about seven miles from the city.
Warren S. Wilson, p '04, of Burlington, and Agnes Unruh, '04, were married in Chicago July 5.
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 Edward Rowe Snow's History of Fort Warren   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Today the fort is maintained by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and is the centerpiece of the Boston Harbor Islands, a national park area.
The fort is situated on a 28-acre island at the entrance to Boston Harbor where it once protected the main shipping channels.
Snow was one of the leaders in preserving this fort for generations to come.
jay.schmidt.home.att.net /ft.warren   (259 words)

 Fales (John) Papers, 1861   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
John Fales was born on March 21, 1841 in Sherborn, Massachusetts.
On July 23, 1864 Fales mustered into the 60th Massachusetts Infantry and on January 11, 1865 mustered into the U.S. Battery K 3rd Artillery.
Fales was promoted to corporal in March of 1867 and he was discharged at Fort Warren, Massachusetts on January 13, 1868.
www.nav.cc.tx.us /library/civilwar/finding_aids/a_f/fales.htm   (197 words)

 ACWS Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Lord Lyons receives the statement made by the United States and the Secretary of State orders that the men are released from Fort Warren, Massachusetts.
With close to sixty ships bombarding the fort, the Federal troops commanded by General Butler, land north of the fort and move within 75 yards of it, capturing Half Moon Battery as they advance.
Strong fire from the Confederates garrisoning the Fort check the Union advance and they never renew the attack because General Butler, after hearing that Confederate reinforcements were within five miles, decides the assault would be too costly, and withdraws.
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 Harbor Island School Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Begun in 1833 and taking nearly thirty years to complete, Fort Warren was intended to defend Boston Harbor from a sea attack.
The fort was garrisoned through the Spanish American War and World War I. Fort Warren was regarrisoned for World War II after over a decade on caretaker status.
Educational Materials A study guide is available on Fort Warren that is appropriate for classes planning on taking a Fort Tour program.
www.mass.gov /mdc/FtWarrenSchoolPrograms.htm   (497 words)

 The Black Lady of Fort Warren
Fort Warren was not a bad place during the Civil War.
Less than a month after that he was captured by Union soldiers and sent to Fort Warren.
Then, the group would overpower the guards, seize their weapons, and take the fort for the Confederacy.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/11531/62762   (491 words)

 Amazon.com: Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens: His Diary Kept When a Prisoner at Fort Warren, Boston Harbour, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
He was transported to Fort Warren in Boston Harbor and thus begins this diary.
Stephens felt he knew Lincoln well and this may be one of the reasons he was elected vice president of the Confederacy, in addition to the fact that he cautioned against secession and for this reason it was felt perhaps he may have had gained some influence with Lincoln.
In any case, the diary covers everything about his life at Fort Warren, where after an initial period of discomfort and apprehension (there was the possibility he may be hanged), he was treated rather kindly by his captors.
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 Olde Colony Civil War Round Table, Part 4
He was eventually transferred to Fort Warren on George's Island in Boston Harbor, where he died on October 14, 1863 at the age of 36 years 9 months.
In the meantime, while waiting to hear from the Sons, I have been in touch with Fort Devens and been told it should be a relatively easy thing to have his body returned to Georgia so rather than his head facing south, all of his remains will be back home in the south.
Photogragh of the Confederate Navy POW (CSS Atlanta) jailed in Fort Warren, and his web site mentioned Edward J. Johnston, who was not in the photo.
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 The WoodenBoat School - Brooklin, Maine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
WARREN BARKER built his first boat, a Culler skiff, in 1976 after earning his B.A. at Williams College.
Before his retirement from Fort Meade, Maryland, Dick was a member of the Annapolis Naval Sailing Association and served as boat captain of a Navy-owned Hans Christian 43' ketch.
She is “The Past Commodore” of the Blue Water Sailing Club based in Boston, Massachusetts, and over the years has been responsible for organizing cruise activities, and developing seminars focusing on safety, medicine, navigation, electronics, and racing techniques.
www.thewoodenboatschool.com /facultystaff.html   (11794 words)

 NARA - Northeast Region, Boston - Index by Subject
Fort Williams, Maine · RG 92, RG 392
Labor · RG 9, RG 25, RG 155, RG 165, RG 202, RG 211, RG 228
Watertown Arsenal, Massachusetts · RG 121, RG 156, RG 338
www.archives.gov /northeast/boston/holdings/subject-index.html   (2464 words)

 Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War Diary, 1861-1862: Civil War Timeline: June 30, 1861- 1862   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Confederates sink stone-filled boats downriver from Fort Donelson to discourage Union gunboats from coming upriver, but their efforts are wasted when the river rises.
Davis appoints General Lloyd Tilighman commander of Forts Henry and Donelson on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, strategically important to the Confederate defense against invasion.
The flooding of the lower part of Fort Henry by the Tennessee River sparks low morale among the 3,000 Confederate soldiers commanded by General Tilghman.
dlg.galileo.usg.edu /jenkins/timeline.php   (16707 words)

 TNGenWeb Project Tennesseans in the Civil War, 49th TENNESSEE INFANTRY REGIMENT
Lieutenant Colonel Robb was mortally wounded at Fort Donelson.
The 49th Tennessee Infantry Regiment was organized at Fort Donelson, with 10 companies, all but one of which had been organized during November and December, 1861.
The field officers were sent to Fort Warren, Massachusetts, the line officers to Johnson's Island, Illinois and the enlisted men to Camp Douglas, Chicago.
www.tngennet.org /civilwar/csainf/csa49.html   (1285 words)

 The Washington Grays Co K 10th Reg NCST
On August 29, 1861 this battery was captured at Fort Hatteras and confined at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, until paroled and exchanged.
  From Wilmington it was sent to Fort Fisher where it participated in the action on December 24 - 25, 1864 and was captured when the fort fell on January 15, 1865.
  Captured in Virginia and confined at Fort Warren, Massachusetts, November 1, 1861.
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 Gordon Family Papers
On September 17th, Gordon was rearrested as 'one of a party of conspirators known to be plotting to pass an act of secession' and again, on principle, he refused to take the oath.
He was transported to Fort Lafayette, New York Harbor, and then, in November, to Fort Warren in Boston Harbor, where he was held as a "political prisoner" for six months, although no formal charges were ever made against him.
Josiah's 108 letters to Kate from Fort Warren describe what can only be called a very comfortable prison experience: Friends sent him food packages with pickled oysters, hams, turkeys, fine teas, and whiskey; he received newspapers and letters once or twice a day; and prisoners visited freely from room to room.
www.clements.umich.edu /Webguides/G/Gordon.html   (1687 words)

 East Carolina University
Massachusetts Cavalry was stationed at Hilton Head, South Carolina, 1862-1864.
Vice Admiral Fort, a member of the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1912, served as a naval officer for 45 years.
Settle recounts her background in Massachusetts, her marriage to Admiral Thomas G.W. Settle, and her subsequent experiences as the wife of a naval officer.
www.history.navy.mil /sources/nc/ere.htm   (16751 words)

 John Ellis Wool Papers, 1810-1869 - Finding Aid (NYSL)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A.) Inspection of Fort Dalles, Oregon Territory and affairs in Indian Country.
A.) Tour of Inspections at Fort Miller and Fort Lyons, 8 November 1856.
Letters, September-December 1861, addressed to General Wool at Fort Monroe from civilians requesting letters to be forwarded to soldiers.
www.nysl.nysed.gov /msscfa/sc15361.htm   (4169 words)

 CH0502   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Entering the country as a repairer of clocks, Ricci was criticized for becoming a Confucian scholar and allowing ancestor "worship." Though the number of his converts was relatively small, it included many influential Chinese scholars and families, who played key roles in the future of Christianity in China.
May 11, 1682: The General Court of Massachusetts repeals two 2-year-old laws: (1) a ban on the celebration of Christmas, and (2) capital punishment for banished Quakers who returned to the colony.
May 12, 1861: Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic," published in the Atlantic Monthly three months earlier, is first performed at Fort Warren, Massachusetts, during a flag-raising ceremony for new Union recruits.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
As he issued this order he remarked to those who surrounded him that he would take "a leading character in 'Beauty and the Beast.' " When the tug returned from her fruitless chase, he was almost beside himself with rage at being thwarted in his revenge.
Outside the bar, and at the distance of about six miles, lay the Federal fleet, most of them at anchor; but some of their lighter vessels were cruising quietly in different directions.
Not one, however, showed any disposition to tempt the guns of the fort over which the Confederate flag was flying.
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 Truman Seymour
He served against the Seminoles in Florida in 1856-'8, was made captain, 22 November, 1860, and took part in the defence of Fort Sumter in 1861, for which he received the brevet of major.
He was present at Lee's surrender, was mustered out of volunteer service, 24 August, 1865, and became major of the 5th artillery, 13 August, 1866.
After the war he commanded forts in Florida, Fort Warren, Massachusetts, in 1869-'70, and Fort Preble, Maine, in 1870-'5, and on 1 November, 1876, he was retired from active service.
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 William Irvine
He engaged unsuccessfully in recruiting, and attempted to raise a corps of cavalry in Pennsylvania.
On 8 March, 1782, he was ordered to Fort Pitt, to take command of the troops on the western frontier, where he remained till 1 October, 1783.
In 1785 he was appointed agent for the state to examine the public lands, and had the administration of an act for directing the mode of distributing the donation lands that had been promised to the troops of the commonwealth.
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 James River Publications - Massachusetts Regiments - mosocco.com/jreb/civilwar.htm
Roland E. Bowen, who eagerly joined the 15th Massachusetts in 1861, was a gifted writer in that he was able to describe, in sensitive and often humorous detail, his varied experiences in the war.
At Gettysburg, the 22nd Massachusetts and the 2nd Company of Massachusetts Sharpshooters, was attached to the regiment, were engaged in the Wheatfield, near the Rose Woods.
In the fall of 1863, the regiment was transferred to the Army of the Cumberland and fought at Chattanooga, New Hope Church, Resaca, Kulp's Farm, at Peachtree Creek, and participated in Sherman's March to the Sea Campaign, and was at Bentonville, NC.
www.mosocco.com /mass.html   (13225 words)

 General John Gregg
John and Mary Gregg were in the third year of marriage when he left for war.
Soon after enlisting, he was captured and sent to Fort Warren, Massachusetts, for imprisonment.
In September of 1862, Gregg was commissioned brigadier general and sent to Mississippi.
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