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Catalog Number 1961-003-05017
Object Name Album
Collection Marblehead Town History
Scope & Content Black Notebook #17, CIVIL WAR


1CIVIL WAR G.A.R. TO BE RESTORED…located on the second floor of the OLD TOWN HALL, Eben Weed has started a movement to restore the sacred, revered, and historic Town Hall and the relics in it. The second floor will be restored as a Civil War Museum.


3CIVIL WAR GRIM AND JOYOUS, a newspaper called 'The Marblehead Ledger' which covered events up to the 1860's shows how the good and bad were mixed in equal proportions in that Christmas of 1862.

5THREE 'HEAD COMPANIES HEEDED LINCOLN'S CALL, Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for a militia for three months service, these companies from Marblehead were: The Marblehead Sutton Light Infantry, Co. C, Eighth Regiment, commanded by Capt. Knott V. Martin; the Lafayette Guards Co. B, Eighth Regiment, commanded by Capt. Richard Phillips; and the Glover Light Guards, Company H, Eighth Regiment, commanded by Capt. Francis Boardman.


7 MEMORY LANE with Harry Wilkinson, pictures of a Declaration Day parade years ago, Salem Cadet Band organized in 1778, Picture of last surviving Civil War Veterans on the steps of The Town House.

9PICTURE OF CAPTAIN KNOTT V. MARTIN'S COMPANY ON IT'S WAY TO FANUEIL HALL, Marblehead was first to answer Lincoln's call to the WAR OF SUCESSION.

11MAY 27, 1866 THE VICTIMS OF THE LATE WAR, from George Cloutman's Notebook, a list of Marblehead men who died.

13MEN OF MARBLEHEAD A FACT OF APRIL 1861, a poem by Caroline Briggs Mason.

15FIFTY PERCENT PRESENT, THREE SURVIVORS PRESENT OF TENTH BATTERY AT ANNUAL REUNION, a feature of the gathering was a poem composed by Colonel Billings called "THE OLD STRAGGLER'.

17-23PRISONERS OF WAR…LIST OF MARBLEHEAD MEN WHO WER CONFINED IN REBEL PRISIONS DURING THE REBELLION…The first prisoners of war were taken at BALLS' Bluff, October 21, 1861…

25-27CAPTAIN KNOTT V. MARTIN'S COMPANY…messenger February 8, 1918…

THE MARBLEHEAD MILITIA., Messenger May 23, 1884.

31MAY 27, 1866 THE VICTIMS OF THE LATE WAR, from George Cloutman's notebook.

33WOMEN OF MARBLEHEAD EXUDE PATRIOTISM IN THEIR EFFORTS TO ASSIST LOCAL MEMBERS OF UNION ARMY, from "History and Traditions of Marblehead' by Samuel Roads Jr.

35BROTHERS IN ARMS, six pairs of brothers in campaign of '61.

37EXPLOITS OF CAPTAIN GREGORY INCLUDE RESCUING 1200 SLAVES FROM BLAKE'S PLANTATION IN SOUTH, from 'History and Traditions of Marblehead' by Samuel Roads Jr.'

39THE 1850' WERE A CALM BEFORE THE STORM OF WAR BROKE ON MARBLEHEAD, from 'The History and Traditions of Marblehead' by Samuel roads Jr.

41-43COMPANY C IN HISTORY, by Knott S Preble, Messenger Mar 27 1892.
NEW ARMORY DEDICATED MAY 22, 1892…

45A CORRECTION, Mr. Bovey didn't get his freedom from Andersonville Prison in Sept.1864 but was transferred to Florence, South Carolina and patrolled from there in Dec. 1864, from John L, Holden, Bradford Ma. Dec. 13, 1897; CAPTAIN GRAVES COMPANY, mustered Dec. 21, 1864 for one years service, the remaining were mustered out on June 30, 1865, by Samuel Graves, Messenger June 15, 1877.

47RETURN OF THREE MONTHS TROOPS IN 1861…messenger July 28 \, 1911…MINUTE MEN SURVIVORS…lists the names of the seventeen survivors of the original one hundred eighty who comprised the first three companies of Marblehead Minute men…

49GREGORY BROTHERS REINSTATED AS OFFICERS AFTER CHARGEA OF DISLOYALTY PROVE FALSE…from the 'History and Traditions of Marblehead' by Samuel Roads Jr….

50-51SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR VETERANS VERSUS GRAND ARMY OF REPUBLIC…a discussion as to where the placement of the veterans of each group would be placed in the Memorial Day parade…messenger May 24 and 25th, 1911…

52MARBLEHEAD BIRTH PLACE OF THE AMERICAN NAVY…

54MARBLEHEAD SEAMEN…a picture taken by Harry W. Brown of Marblehead Seamen going through a drill at Fort Lee, Salem Willows…Sept. 23. 1890…


55-56MEMORY LANE…WITH HARRY WILKINSON…PICTURES: Company C Eighth Regiment, Marblehead Volunteer Infantry encamped at Fort Sewall…Town's send off may 5, 1898 for Company C eighth regiment Volunteer Infantry…Formation of a Declaration day Parade in front of Old Town House…Samuel Snow last surviving Civil War Vet standing on Town House steps…

58-59MEMORY LANE…WITH HARRY WILKINSON.. IN 1920'S 18 CIVIL WAR VETERANS POSED ON THE STEPS OF THE OLD TOWN HOUSE…picture of William C. Low age 84, a Civil War veteran…picture of some of the last members of the John Goodwin Jr. Post 82 , Grand Army of the Republic…

60PICTURE OF KNOTT V. MARTINS COMPANY MARCHING TO FANUEIL HALL.

61CAPTAIN KNOTT V. MARTIN, by Mary Devereux after his death, Messenger September 2, 1898…

62-63CAPTAIN MARTINS COMPANY, A piece of doggerel printed in the Marblehead ledger, when the three year men were encamped in Lynnfield at the breaking out of the war, Messenger April 27, 1883.

64-65MINUTE MEN OF SIXTY ONE, Companies B,C and H, Messenger April 19, 1919, BOUNTIES FOR SOLDIERS, A number of veterans received a bounty of one hundred twenty-five dollars for services in the Civil Way, Messenger JULY 25, 1913, TWENTY FIRST MASS. VOLUNTEERS' REUNION, 52nd reunion held, Messenger July 18, 1913.

66-67FIFTY PER CENT PRESENT, Three of Six Survivors of Tenth Battery at Reunion, poem 'OLD SERVIVORS MEET', Messenger August 28, 1925.

69TWO PICTURES IN THE G.A.R. HEADQUARTERS IN THE OLD TOWN HALL.

70CIVIL WAR YULE GRIM AND JOYOUS, from the MARBLEHEAD LEDGER DEC.27, 1862.

72OUR PATRIOT DEAD, by Mary Devereux, Memorial Day articles for 1938 and 1962, Picture of the Soldier's and Sailor's Monument in memory of those who fell in the CIVIL WAR, 1776-1812'''

74CIVIL WAR G.A.R. MEMORIAL TO BE RESTORED.



76MEMORY LANE with Harry Wilkinson, Declaration Day Parade forming, Civil War Veterans on Town House Steps.

78THREE COMPANIES HEEDED LINCOLN'S CALL, by M. Ruth Putnam…

80THE TOWN RESPONDS TO LINCOLN'S CALL WITH PATRIOTIC ENERGY, from the History and 'Traditions of Marblehead' by Samuel Roads Jr.

82-83FIFTY PER CENT PRESENT. Three of Six Survivor's at Tenth Battery reunion; Poem 'Old Straggler's Meet' , Messenger August 28, 1925.

84Duplicate picture on page 60…

86-87Duplicate of pages 41-43…

88-89OLD NAMES RECALLED, the following taken from the BOSTON SENTINEL of Sept.4, 1824, "LAFAYATTE WAS RECEIVED IN MARBLEHEAD AUGUST 31st BY A MILITARY ESCORT IN CHARGE OF MAJOR TRAILL , Messenger Oct. 7,1902.

90-92PARCIAL LIST OF PRISONERS OF WAR.

94Duplicate of page 35.

96THE MARBLEHEAD MILITIA, A group pf Marblehead men are trying to re-organize THE MARBLEHEAD SUTTON LIGHT INFANTRY after it had been disbanded, Messenger May 23, 1884.

98SIGN OF THE TIMES, after 80 years Abe Lincoln's "YOU- CAN'T PLEAS-ALL-THE-PEOPLE- ALL-OF- THE-TIME'' mysteriously disappeared but after two weeks was replaced in the spot requested years ago by the G.A.R.

100-101NAME OF DRAFTED MEN OF 1863, Messenger May 17, 1901…

104-107Duplicates of pages 11-13.

108MARBLEHEAD PATRIOTS ENLIST IN DEFENSE OF UNION DURING CIVIL WAR FOLLOWINF SUMPTER, from "History and Traditions of Marblehead" by Samuel Roads Jr.

110THE TOWN RESONDS TO LINCOLN'S CALL WITH PATRIOTIC ENERGY, from the 'History and Traditions of Marblehead' by Samuel Roads Jr.

112NAMES OF MEN DRAFTED IN 1863, Messenger May 17, 1901.

113MARBLEHEAD'S ROLE OF HONOR 1861-65.

114-141All duplicate pages of articles already listed.
Subjects Civil War
Soldiers
Sailors
Veterans
Veterans' organizations
Title Black Notebook #17, CIVIL WAR
Creator Bowden Osborne
Search Terms Civil War Vetrans
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Condition Fair