Newburyport and the Civil War

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The sights and sounds of the battlefield did not extend to Newburyport, Massachusetts, during the Civil War, yet it was an all-too-familiar experience for many of its inhabitants. Local author William Hallett describes in thrilling detail the lives and deeds of those from the Clipper City who served both Union and Confederate causes. From the abolitionist preaching of William Lloyd Garrison to the heroism of Albert W. Bartlett, with naval warfare-including the construction of the USS Marblehead-and political ...

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Overview

The sights and sounds of the battlefield did not extend to Newburyport, Massachusetts, during the Civil War, yet it was an all-too-familiar experience for many of its inhabitants. Local author William Hallett describes in thrilling detail the lives and deeds of those from the Clipper City who served both Union and Confederate causes. From the abolitionist preaching of William Lloyd Garrison to the heroism of Albert W. Bartlett, with naval warfare-including the construction of the USS Marblehead-and political intrigue in between, Newburyport left its mark on the Civil War. With stories of valor on both the battlefield and the homefront, Hallett presents the history and legacy of Newburyport in the Civil War.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609494483
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 2/10/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,453,006
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

A former radio announcer turned writer, William Hallett is a twelfth-generation descendant of a first settler of Newbury, Nicholas Noyes. Always a fan of American history, Bill lived in Maryland near Pennsylvania as a youth and by his twenties had acquired an interest in Civil War history, which is so prevalent in that region.
In 1994, he returned to New England and not long after became involved in the Civil War Roundtable of New Hampshire. He led that group as president for ten years and as vice-president for two. He also joined the Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack and served on the board. During the same time, he had been introduced to the world of reenacting, with his first occasion being an encampment on the grounds of Gettysburg National Military Park in June 1994.

Determined to keep alive the memory of the people and events of this most crucial time in history, Bill has decided to create this book hoping to spotlight Newburyport's place in Civil War history.

Bill lives in Newburyport with his wife, Elizabeth. The couple periodically hosts Footsteps of Heroes: Civil War Walking Tour of Newburyport.
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Table of Contents

Preface 7

Chapter 1 William Lloyd Garrison 11

Chapter 2 Frederick Douglass's Visit 18

Chapter 3 Underground Operative 22

Chapter 4 A Notable Statesman 25

Chapter 5 Albert W. Bartlett and the Cushing Guards 30

Chapter 6 Ships and the Port 39

Chapter 7 Citizen Soldiers 46

Chapter 8 Not All Defended the Union 71

Chapter 9 Homefront Newburyport 79

Chapter 10 April 1865: Great News and Horrible News 87

Chapter 11 Yankee Homecoming 92

Chapter 12 Postwar Years 96

Conclusion 113

Notes 117

Bibliography 119

Index 125

About the Author 128

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