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HALLOWELL, Richard Price, merchant, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 December, 1835. He studied for two years at Haverford college, in 1859 removed to West Medford, Massachusetts, and during the same year began business in Boston as a wool merchant. He was identified with the abolition movement led by Wendell Phillips and William Lloyd Garrison, and during the civil war was made a special agent by Governor John A. Andrew, of Massachusetts, to recruit for the negro regiments. Mr. Hallowell is treasurer of the Free religious association, and vice president of the New England woman suffrage association. He has contributed many articles to the "Index," and has published "The Quaker Invasion of Massachusetts" (Boston, 1883) and "The Pioneer Quakers" (1887).--His brother, Edward Needles, soldier, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 November, 1837; died at West Medford, Massachusetts, 26 July, 1871, became aide-de-camp to General John C. Fremont soon after the beginning of the civil war, and in January, 1862, was made 2d lieutenant in the 20th Massachusetts volunteers. He was engaged in the principal battles of the peninsular campaign, and at Antietam served on the staff of General Nopoleon J. T. Dana. In March, 1863, he was made captain in the 54th (colored) Massachusetts volunteers, major in April, and lieutenant-colonel in May. He was wounded at the assault on Fort Wagner, 18 July, 1863, and given command of his regiment, succeeding Colonel Robert G. Shaw, who was killed in that action. At the battle of Olustee, in February, 1864, he brought his regiment into action at the crisis, checked the advance of a victorious army, and made it possible for the National column to retire upon Jacksonville. He was brevetted brigadier-general, 27 July, 1865.
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