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Addresses, Reviews and Episodes, Chiefly Concerning the "Old Sixth" Massachusetts Regiment (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
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Addresses, Reviews and Episodes, Chiefly Concerning the "Old Sixth" Massachusetts Regiment (Paperback): Benjamin Frank Watson
Addresses, Reviews and Episodes, Chiefly Concerning the "Old Sixth" Massachusetts Regiment (Paperback): Benjamin Frank Watson

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Addresses, Reviews and Episodes, Chiefly Concerning the "Old Sixth" Massachusetts Regiment (Paperback)

Benjamin Frank Watson

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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. 1901 Excerpt: ...Regiment--Some Interesting History. General Jones' Despatch. Special Despatch to The Evening Post. Washington, February 12, 1896.--The author of the recent communication to the Evening Post, who from a long distance kindly corrected these despatches as to what was going on in Washington, will doubtless be interested in the following letter, written by ex-Lieut.-Gov. Jones of New York to one of the Congressmen who is espousing the cause of the Massachusetts "first defenders" against those of Pennsylvania: ' It has just come to my knowledge that an unjust claim is being made from Pennsylvania for recognition as having supplied the first troops in the defense of the capital in April, 1861. As Colonel of the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, which was prominently in evidence at that time, I must, in behalf of the brave boys whom I had the honor to command at that time, make a vigorous protest against the recognition of such claim, and ask your good offices as a member of the House of Representatives to prevent this proposed injustice. I will appear before the committee if it should be deemed necessary." Colonel Watson's Communication. To The Editor Of The Evening Post: Sir: In your issue of the 6th instant your correspondent, William F. McCay, commenting on a special despatch printed in the Evening Post of January 20 with reference to the bill introduced in the National House of Representatives by Mr. Erdmann of Pennsylvania, conferring medals upon five companies of Pennsylvania volunteers as " First Defenders " of Washington in April, 1861, refers in very courteous terms to "the gallant Sixth Massachusetts Regiment," and says, "There is no hostility existing between it and the ' First Defenders.'" Although a constant re...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Benjamin Frank Watson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 46
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-26768-7
Barcode: 9781153267687
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LSN: 1-153-26768-3

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