Breynton and Sybil, daughter and co-heir of
(X\'ni) Sybil, daughter of Sir James
Baskerville, married Sir Robert Whitney
(Xni) mentioned above.
(The American Line).
(I) John Whitney, immigrant ancestor,
was born in England in 1589. son of Thomas
and grandson of Robert Whitney. He re-
ceived for his day a good education in the
Westminster school, now St. Peter's College.
He was apprenticed at the age of fourteen by
his father to William Pring, of the Old Bailey,
London, a freeman of the Merchant Tailors'
Company, then the most famous and pros-
perous of all the great trade guilds, number-
ing in its membership distinguishcfl men of
all professions, many of the nobility and the
Prince of Wales. At the age of twenty-one,
John Whitney became a full-fledged member
and his apprenticeship expired. He made his
home in Isleworth-on-Thames, eight miles
from Westminster, and there three of his chil-
dren were born. There, too, his father ap-
I)renticed to him his younger brother, Robert,
who also served his seven years. Soon after-
ward John \\'hitney left Isleworth and doubt-
less returned to London and lived in Bow
Lane, near Bow Church, where his son
Thomas was born. In September, 163 1, he
l)Iaced his eldest son, John Jr., in the Merchant
Tailors' School, where according to the regis-
ter, he remained as long as the family was in
England. Early in April, 1635, John Whit-
ney registered with his wife Eleanor and sons
John. Richard, Nathaniel, Thomas and Jona-
than, as ]3assengers of the ship "Elizabeth and
.\nn," Roger Cooper, master, landing a few
weeks later in New England. He settled in
Watertown in June and bought the sixteen
acre homestall of John Strickland at what is
now Belmont and East Common streets. This
homestead descended to his son Joshua Whit-
ney of Groton, who sold it October 29, 1697,
to Nathan Fiske. Whitney was admitted a
freeman March 3, 1635-36, and was appointed
constable June i, 1641 ; was selectman 1638 to
1655, inclusive, and town clerk in 1655. He
was one of the foremost citizens for many
years. He was grantee of eight lots in Water-
town. He died June i, 1673. He married
(first) in England, Elinor , born 1599,
died in Watertown. r\Iay 11. 1659; (second) in
Watertown. September 29, 1659, Judith Clem-
ent, who died before her husband. His will
was dated April 3, 1673. Children: i. Mary,
baptized in England, May 23, 1619; died
young. 2. John ; see forward. 3. Richard,
ba])tized in Isleworth, January 6, 1623-24;
married Martha Coldam. 4. Nathaniel, bap-
tized 1627. 5. Thomas, born in England,
1629 : married Mary Kettell. 6. Jonathan,
born in England. 1634; married Lydia Jones.
7. Joshua, born in \Vatertown, July 5, 1635;
married thrice. 8. Caleb, born in Watertown,
July 12, 1640; died 1640. 9. Benjamin, born
in Watertown, June 6, 1643.
(II) John (2), .son of John (i) Whit-
ney, was born in England, and baptized at
Isleworth, September 14, 162 1. He came
with his ]jarents to New England and settled
in Watertown. He married, 1642, Ruth
Reynolds, daughter of Robert Reynolds, of
Wethersfield, Watertown and Boston. He
lived on a three-acre lot on the east side of
Lexington street, on land granted to E. How,
next the homestead of the Phillips family.
He was admitted a freeman, May 26, 1647,
at the age of twenty-three; was selectman
from 1673 to 1680, inclusive; was a soldier in
1673 in King Philip's war. He died October
12, 1692. Children: i. John, born Septem-
ber 12, 1643; married Elizabeth Harris. 2.
Ruth, born April 15, 1645; married June 20,
1664, John Shattuck. 3. Nathaniel, born Feb-
ruary I. 1646; married Sarah Hagar. 4.
Samuel, born July 26, 1648; married Mary
Bemis. 5. Mary, born April 29, 1650; died
unmarried, and after 1693. 6. Joseph, born
January 15, 1651 ; married iMartha Beach. 7.
Sarah, born March 17, 1653; married Octo-
ber 18, 1681, Daniel Harrington; died June
8, 1720. 8. Elizabeth, born June 9, 1656;
married December 19, 1678, Daniel Warren.
9. Hannah. 10. Benjamin, mentioned below.
(HI) Benjamin, son of John (2) Whit-
ney, was born in Watertown, June 28, 1660.
He'married March 30, 1687, Abigail, daugh-
ter of William and Mary (Bemis) Hagar;
(second) Elizabeth . He died m
1736. Children: i. Abigail, born March 3,
1688; married March 18, 1717, Richard Saw-
tel. 2. Benjamin, baptized July 10, 1698;
married Rebecca . 3- ^^"th, baptized
July 10, 1(198; married July 7, 1715, John
Bond. 4. John, born June 15, 1694; men-
tioned below. 5. David, born June 16. iCv^J.
6. Daniel, born July 17, 1700; married Dor-
(IV) John (3), son of Benjamin Whitney,
was born in Watertown, June 15, 1694, and
died in 1776. He resided in Watertown.
He married (first) Susan ; (second)
October 6, 1737, Bethia Cutter, born July 9,
1714: (third) November 28, 1754. Mrs.
Bcriah (Bemis) Child, widow of Joseph
Pierce, and formerly widow of Daniel Child,
and daughter of John Bemis. She was born
June 23, 1681, and died in Weston, in 1768.
Children of first wife: I. Su.sanna, baptized
May 31, 1730; married John Dean. 2. John,
baptized March 17, 1731': married Mary Ben-
jamin. 3. Jonathan, baptized April 30, 1732.
4. Amo.s", baptized November 10, 1734. 5-
•Abraham, born December 7, 1735; married
Elizabeth Whitney. Children of second wife:
6. Moses, baptized September 3, 1738. 7.
l-:zekiel, mentioned below. 8. Stephen, born
A])ril 2-1,. 1743; married Relief Stearns. 9.
Aaron, "baptized April 12, 174C). 10. Ruth,
baptized Julv 6, 1748; died April 5, 1751.
(V) Ezekiel, son of John (3) Whitney,
was baptized .Vpril 12, T741, and died in
1801. He resided in Watertown, and was
a cordwainer by trade. He served in the
revolution, in Captain Barnard's Watertown
companv. He became one of the grantees of
land at Paris, Maine, in the right of his uncle.
Ensign David Whitney. He married (first)
December 6, 1763. Catherine Draper, of Rox-
bury; (second) May 19, 1769, Catherine An-
son' Child of first wife: i. Ezekiel, born AprH
13. 1768, mentioned below. Children of sec-
ond wife: 2. Francis, born September 23,
1771. 3. Amasa, born May 4, 1774- 4- Cath-
erine, born March 4, 1777; married February
17, 1803, Francis S. Hooker, of Rutland. 5.
Aaron, born June 20, 1780.
(\T) Ezekiel (2), son of Ezekiel (i)
Whitney, was born April 13, 1768, and died
in December, 1830. He resided at Roxbury
and at Watertown, where he entered into the
manufacture of paper. He married (first)
Lydia ; (second) . Children: i.
Frank, baptized June 2, 1793; he became an
ancestor of Minetta Josephine (Osgood)
Whitney. 2. Leonard, mentioned below. 3.
Abigail, baptized September 14, 1794. 4-
Otis, baptized August 12, 1798. 5. George
W., born August 26, 1812; married Elizabeth
Cook. 6. Cromwell. 7. Alvares. 8. Jeremiah.
9. James. 10. Nahum P. u. Lydia, mar-
ried Hyde. 12. Walter H., born 1819;
married Lydia E. Doyle.
(VH) Leonard, son of Ezekiel (2) ^\■hit-
ney, was born in Watertown, March 3,
1793, and baptized June 2, 1793. He in-
herited from his father the small paper mills
situated on the Charles river, at Watertown.
He was the first manufacturer of paper bags
in the United States and was the inventor of
machines for making paper bags. He was an
officer in the war of 18 12 and a prominent
Mason. He married, August 30, 1817, Ruth
Richards Larrabee, born June 5, 1797, at
Charlestown, who founded St. John's Metho-
dist Episcopal Church at Watertown, Massa-
chusetts. Children: i. Ruth Ann, born Sep-
tember 5, 1822: married Learned. 2.
Thomas Francis, born September i, 1S23. 3.
Abigail IL, January 13, 1823; died young. 4.
Solomon \Vecks, September 4. 1825. 5.
Hiram, February i, 1828. 6. .Abigail H., Oc-
tober 29, 1829. 7. Leonard Jr., mentioned
(VHI) Leonard (2"), son of Leonard (i)
Whitnev, was born at Sudbury, June 15,
1S19, and died at Watertown, July 5. 1881.
lie removed when a young man to \\ atertown.
where he later purchased the old. historical
Whitnev mansion, built in 1710. known as
"The Elms," which is still held in the family.
Like his father and grandfather he was a
manufacturer of jiaper, and fmuulcd the well-
lEOlSrARD WHITNEX SR.
known Hollingsworth & Whitney Company.
He was a prominent director in many banks
and railroads, and was one of the original
directors of Boston University. He was a
prominent Mason. He married, April 2,
1843. Caroline Isabel Russell, born at Wes-
ton, January 12, 1826, died May 30, 1889.
Children: i. Emily, born May 4, 1848, died
Aug^ist 12, 1849. 2. Charles Elmore, born
December 27. 1850. at Watertown ; married
Alice G. Xoah ; children : i. Emily Frances,
born September 3, 1888; ii. Helen Cole, born
.\ugust 30. 1890. 3. Emily Frances, born at
Watertown, August 19, 1852, died Jaiuiary
26, 1885 : married Andrew S. Brownell. and
had Arge W. Brownell. 4. Arthur tierbert,
born October 12, 1859; mentioned below. 5.
Frederick Adelbert, born December 22, 1861,
unmarried ; he was educated in Chauncey Hall
School, and afterwards at the University of
Berlin, Leipzig and Munich, Germany.
(IX) Arthur Herbert, son of Leonard
(2) Whitney, was born at Watertown, Octo-
ber 12, 1859. He spent his youth in the
old family mansion, '"The Elms," at Water-
town, where he now lives. He was educated
at Chauncey Hall -School, Boston, at the
Swedenborgian School at Waltham, and at
Wilbraham Academy. For a time he was en-
gaged in the furniture business with his
brother-in-law, Charles E. Osgood, but after
a few years he withdrew from business to
devote his time to the management of his
property interests. He is a Republican in
politics, and has served three years on the
board of selectmen of the town of Watertown,
being chairman of the board the third year.
He married October 12, 1880, Minetta Jose-
phine Osgood, born December 13, 1861, daugh-
ter of Freeman David and Hannah Faxon
(Perrv) Osgood. Children, born at Water-
town: I. Isabel Minetta, born July 22, 1882;
died May 17, 1906. 2. Hamld Osgood, born
April 9, 1893.
(For ancestry see preceding sketch).
(II) Richard, son of John
WlilTXEY \\'hitney, was born in Eng-
land, and baptized at Isle-
worth-on-Thames. January 5. 1623-24. He was
admitted a freeman May 7, 1 651, and wasapro-
)rietor of Stow, June 3, 1680. He probably
removed there when it was a part of Concord.
He married, March 19, 1650, Martha Coldam.
On April 7, 1697, he was released from mili-
tary training, being over seventy years old.
"hildren, Ijoni at Watertown: I. Sarah,
March 17, 1652. 2. Moses, August i, 1655;
see forward. 3. Johannah, January 16, 1656.
4. Deborah, October 12, 1658. 5. Rebecca,
December 15, 1659; died February, 1660. 6.
Richard, January 13, i6()0. 7. Elisha, August
26, i6()2. 8. Ebenezer, June 30, 1672; mar-
rieti Anna .
( III ) Moses, son of Richard Whitney, was
born in Concord, Massachusetts, August i,
1655. He served as a soldier in King Philip's
war in 1676. He had land granted to him at
Stow in 1681 and June 4, 1708, he bought
thirtv acres more in Stow. He owned land
in Sudbury which he sold in 1692. He resided
in Stow and Sudbury. He married, Septem-
ber 30, 1686, Sarah Knight, of Stow, who
died "March 23, 1755. Children: i. Sarah,
born July 2, 1687. 2. Moses. 1690, men-
tioned below. 3. Abraham, May 29, 16^2,
married (first) Mary Stone; (second)
Elizabeth . 4. John, married Rebecca
Whitney. 5. F|)hraim, died May 4, 1723. 6.
Jonas, born February i, 1699, married (first)
Dorcas Wood; (second) Margaret Stratton.
7. Jason, born 1704, married Arabella .
8. Lemuel, born August i, 17 14, married
(IV) Moses (2), son of Moses (i) Whit-
ney, was born in 1690, and died in May, 1778.
He resided at Littleton and Lunenburg. His
will was dated July 12, 1774, proved June 3,
1778. He married (first) Elizabeth ;
(second) November 20, 1766, Sarah Gary.
Children: I. Salmon, born January 8, 1712,
married Sarah . 2. Aaron, March 14.
1714, mentioned below. 3. Sarah, September
29, 1716. married, June 11. 1734. Jonathan
Wood. 4. Barnabas, January 22, 1721, died
young. 5. Ephraim, March i, 1723, married
Jane Bancroft. 6. Bazaleel, November 29,
1726. 7. Lydia, Lancaster, married Deacon
Samuel Taylor. 8. Mary, Lancaster, married
February 22, 1753, John White.
(V) Rev. Aaron, .son of Moses (2) Whit-
ney, was born March 14, 1714, in Littleton,
Massachusetts, died September 8, 1779. He
was ordained the first minister of the Peter-
sham church in December, 1738. From the
first he was an unciimpromising Tory, and
po])ular indignation rose to such a pitch that
in 1774 he was dismissed from his parish.
He refused, however, to accei)t his papers, and
by vote of the town, Peter Gore, a half-breed
Indian, was stationed at the meeting house
door with a musket to keep the Tory preacher
from entering. He afterwards preached at
his own house regularly to those who sympa-
thized with the royal cause, and claimed to be
the minister of the town up to the time of his
death in 1779. His will was dated July 15,
1779, and the estate was settled by agreement
of heirs, November 12,1779. Iletnarried (first)
July 12, 1739, Alice Baker, of Phillipston,
born 1718, died August 26, 1767. He mar-
ried (second) November 6, 1768, Mrs. Ruth
(Hubbard) Stearns, born 1716, died Novem-
ber I, 1788, daughter of Jonathan Hubbard,
of Lunenburg, and widow of Rev. David
Stearns. Children: i. Abel, born at Little-
ton, July 7, 1740, died March 15, 1756, while
attending Harvard College, and was buried in
Cambridge, where his stone with a Latin in-
scription still stands. 2. Charles, May 14,
1742- 3- Peter, September 6, 1744, men-
tioned below. 4. Aaron, September 5, 1746,
married (first) Hannah Stearns; (second)
] lannah W'illard. 5. .-Mice. September 23,
1748, married, August 19, 1773, Ensign Mann.
6. Lucy, April 9, 1751, married Rev. Dr.
Samuel Kendall. 7. Paul, Alarch 23, 1753,
married Charlotte Clapp. 8. .\bel, March 15,
1 756, married Clarissa Dwight. 9. Richard,
February 23, 1757.
(\T) Rev. Peter, son of Rev. Aaron Whit-
ney, was born in Petersham, Sejjtember 6,
1744, died February 19, 1816. .\fter attend-
ing the schools of his native town, he entered
Harvard College and graduated in 1762. He
was settled as minister first in Fitchburg in
1764, preaching in the tavern of Thomas
Cow^lin for a year. He was ordained minis-
ter at Xorthborough. November 4. 1767, where
he remained until his death. He was the
author of an excellent history of Worcester
county (1793), and of sermons and papers
in the Memoirs of the American Academy.
He was a very methodical man, always walk-
ing with his wife to meeting, followed by his
ten children, always in the exact order of
their age. .1 family in his ])arisli invited Dr.
Puffer, of I'lerlin, to attend a funeral of one
of the family, whereupon Rev. Mr. Whitney,
minister of the town, wrote that unless the
matter was satisfactorily explained, all min-
isterial intercourse must cease. Dr. Puffer
was able and willing to explain, and their
amicable relations continued. The correspond-
ence in the case is a fine specimen of precise,
dignified and cdurtcous composition. The
iiistiiry of Xorthbortntgh says of him: "Dis-
tinguished for the urbanity of his manners,
easy and familiar in his intercourse with his
people : hospitable to strangers, and always
ready to give a hearty welcome to his numer-
ous friends; punctual to his engagements,
observing an exact method in the distribution
of his time : having a time for everything, and
doing everything in its time without hurry or
confusion ; conscientious in the discharge of
his duties as a Christian minister; catholic in
his principles and in his conduct ; always tak-
ing an interest in whatever concerned the
prosperity of the town and the interests of
religion — he was for many years the happy
minister of a kind and affectionate people."
His will was proved September 28, 1813. He
married, March 11. 1768, Julia Lambert, born
April 9, 1742, daughter of W'illiam Lambert,
of Reading. Children: I. Thomas L., born
December 10, 1768. married Mary Lincoln;
died June, 1812. 2. Peter, January 19, 1770,
married, Jane Lambert Lincoln. 3. Julia,
August 25, 1772, married, 1799, Captain Anti-
pas Brigham ; died November 29, 1800. 4.
Margaret, February 12, 1774, died February
3. 1849; married Dr. Josiah Adams. 5. Eliza-
beth, September 6, i775; died September 26,
1856; married Ebenezer Adams. 6. William,
December 14, 1776, married Zilpah Eager. 7.
.Aaron. .August 17, 1778, went west. 8. Julia,
died young. 9. Abel. November 3. 1781. men-
tioned below. 10. Sally (twin), November 3,
1 78 1, married, January 6, 1806, Lemuel
Brackett; died May 3, 1864.
(VH) Deacon Abel, son of Rev. Peter
Whitney, was born at Northborough, Novem-
ber 3, 1 78 1, died at Cambridge. February 22,
1833. He was educated in the district school,
and learned his trade in Boston of .Stephen
Bass, cabinetmaker. After his marriage he
went to live on the estate inherited by his
wife at Porter s(|uare on North avenue (now
Massachusetts avenue) adjoining .Arlington
street and the Fitchburg railroad. He fol-
lowed his trade in Cambridge, having his shop
at what is now the corner of Massachusetts
avenue and Mount X'ernon street. He made
cases for .Aaron Willard, the celebrated clock-
maker, and furniture for many of the best
families of the vicinity. In later years his
three sons, William L.., Augustus A. and Ben-
jamin W. Whitney, learned their trade in his
shop and were associated with him in the busi-
ness. He retired from active labor a few
years before his death. He was a Whig in
jiolitics and was -electman of the town of
Cambridge in 1838-39 and chairman of the
board. He held other offices of trust and
honor. In the First L'nitarian Church at
Harvard Sc|uare, of wdiich he was a faithful
member for manv vears. he was deacon for a
period of eighteen years, during the pastor-
ate of Rev. Mr. Holmes, father of Dr. Oliver
Wendell Holmes. He was highly respected
and honored by his townsmen. He was of
kindly nature, sympathetic and helpful in his
relations to others, and charitable in speech
and gifts to the unfortunate. He married,
December 21, 1809, at Brookline, Susannah
White, died December 14. iSC^j. daughter of
Benjamin and Thankful (White) White.
Children: I. William Lambert, born March
II, 181 1, mentioned below. 2. Augustus A.,
December 4, 1812, deacon of the First Church,
Cambridge, from 1833 until his death, July
29, 1891 ; had no children. 3. Benjamin W.,
August 9, 1815. died December 19, 1879;
graduate of Harvard College in 1838 and a
lawyer. 4. Susan E., February 20, 1817,
married, January 31. 1856, James Brackett ;
had no children. 5 Abigail W., April 10,
1827, lived at Cambridge, married Moses G.
(VHI) William Lambert, son of Deacon
Abel Whitney, was born at Cambridge, March
II, i8n, died there May 29, 1900. He was
educated in the juiblic schools of Cambridge
and at Bradford Academy, Massachusetts.
He learned the trade of cabinetmaker in his
father's shop. In 1833 he entered into part-
nership with James Brackett. his brother-in-
law, and under the firm name of Whitney &
Brackett, engaged in the furniture business.
Afterward his brother, Augustus A. Whitney,
was admitted to the firm, the name of which
then became Whitney, Brackett & Company.
In 1850 Mr. Whitney sold his interests to Mr.
Brackett and the name of Whitney & Brackett
was resumed. This firm sold the business
finally to Worcester Brothers, who are still in
active business in Cambridge. In 1850 Mr.
Whitney established his insurance business,
opening an office in the building in which the
furniture store was located. His brother
Benjamin W. had a law office in the same
building. In 1857 he became treasurer of the
Cambridge .Savings Bank, which occupied his
office originally. He filled this res])onsible
office faithfully and creditably until 1866,
when he resigned and retirefl from active
business. He was one of the prime movers
in the building of the Harvard branch rail-
road in 1849 and a director of the company.
The road did not pay and in 1855 was aban-
doned and the land sold. His residence was
at 31 Hawthorne street, near Brattle stjuare,
Cambridge. He was a member of the First
Church of Cambridge (L'nitarian ), and was
a director of the .American L'nitarian Associa-
tion for ten years, resigning in October, 1888,
on account of impaired hearing. He was
originally a ^^"hig in pdlitics. but voted the
first Republican ticket, and was a leading and
influential Republican for many years. He
was a member of the first common council of
the city of Cambridge, and in 1846-47 he was
elected to the board of aldermen for 1848-71-
72-74-73, and took a lively interest in muni-
cipal affairs. He was chairman and clerk of
the board of assessors in 1850-31-52. When a
young man he belonged to the Cambridge City
Guards, and in 1837 was a member of the
Friends Fire Society. "He was an intense
lover of his country and a diligent student of
its early history and he cherished the recol-
lection of the early struggles of its founders
in their endeavors to make secure the blessings
of civil and religious freedom. In his inter-
course with friends and neighbors he bore him-
self with a dignity of manner gentle and win-
ning and he upheld a stately courtesy towards
all with whom he came in contact, thus ever
unconsciously vindicating his title to the grand
old name of gentleman. Though in the latter
portion of his life his physical activity had
greatly lessened, he nevertheless maintained
his interest in general affairs and his devotion
to a high ideal of right was undiminished."
He married (first) October 18, 1836, Lucy
.Ann Jones, born June 9, 181 2, died August 10,
1838. He married (second) at Quincy, Mas-
sachusetts, July 28, 1840, Rebecca Richardson
Brackett, born March 2(\ 1809, died December
8, i88t, daughter of Lemuel and Sally (Whit-
ney) Brackett. Her father was president of
the Quincy Granite Bank. Children, born at
Cambridge: 1. Lucy Ann, August 14,1841.
2. William Lambert, February i, 1844, men-
tioned below. 3. Julia Ann, August I, 1847,
married, October 4, 1876, Rev. James Ivlward
Wriglit. born July 9, 1831; ; children: i.
Chester Wright, born May 2j, 1879, graduate
of Harvard College in 1901, teacher in the
I'niversity of Chicago; ii. Rebecca Whitney
Wright. July Ti. 1880, graduate of Radcliffe
College in 190^; iii. Sibvl Wright. .August 12,
(IX ) William Lambert (2), son of William
Lambert ( i ) Whitney, was born at Cambridge,
February i, 1844. He attended the public
schools of his native town and fitted for col-
lege at the private school of E. S. Dixwell,
Boston. Lie was clerk in the Cambridge Sav-
ings Bank, of which liis father was treasurer,
uiUil he enlisted in .August, 1862, in the civil
war for nine months in Company E, Forty-
fourth Massachusetts Regiment, Captain
Spencer W. Richardson, Colonel Francis Lee.
The regiment left Camp Meigs at Readville,
October 15, was reviewed by Governor An-
drew in i'>oston, and sailed on the transport
"Merrimac" to Morehcad City. North Caro-
lina, near I'.eaufort. landing October 26, pro-
ceeding thence to Newbcni, North Carolina,
on platform cars in a terrific rainstorm. They
went into camp with part of the brigade under
Colonel Tiiomas G. Stevenson of the Eigh-
teenth Army Corps. Under General Foster
they sailed on the transijort down the Neuse
river to Pamlico Sound and thence up the Tar
river to Washington. North Carolina, whence
they marchetl on November 2 to the north-
ward twenty miles and engaged the Rebels at
Rawle's Mills, near Williamston. The follow-
ing day they marched by way of Hamilton
towards Tarboro. On the fifth they retraced
their steps towards Hamilton, marched to
Plymouth and took transjMirts back to New-
bern. where they remained until December 11.
Four brigades including his regiment left
Newbern at that time and fought in an en-
gagement, December 14, at Kinston. two days
later at Whitehall and one day later at Golds-
boro, returning to camp at Newbern, Decem-
ber 20. The regiment marched to Plymouth,
I'ebruary I. 1863, and was engaged in for-
aging in that section until Marcli 10, 1863.
Five days later the regiment reinforced the
garrison at Washington, North Carolina, on
the Tar and Pamlico rivers and on the thir-
tieth weri' besieged by the Confederates.
Numerous engagements were fought between
April I and 15 and the enemy finally had to