Statistics for occurrence #1 of “George T. Downing” in chapter 1 of Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865:
...so under these acts of outlawry bearing the penalties provided.
Aware of these facts, confident in the protection the Government would and should afford, but desirous of having official assurances, George T. Downing wrote regarding the status of the Fifty-fourth men, and received the following reply:—
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Department, Boston, March 23, 1863. George T. Downing, Esq., ...
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