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erview with Governor Washburn. By him, Adjutant-General John L. Hodsdon, and United States Senator Lot M. Morrill were called into consultation, and the answer was returned, that, wherever Massachusetts leads, Maine will follow close, if she can't keep abreast. Thus Governor Andrew, on the very day of his inauguration, placed himself in confidential relations with each of the Governors of New England, which continued through the entire rebellion, and were of mutual benefit. On the 6th of January, the day after the inauguration, Governor Andrew directed the Adjutant-General to issue General Order No. 2, which was promulgated the next day, and properly executed on the eighth. General order no. 2. Headquarters, Boston, Jan. 7, 1861. In commemoration of the brave defenders of New Orleans, Jan. 8, 1815, by the deceased patriot, General Jackson, and in honor of the gallant conduct and wise foresight of Major Anderson, now in command of Fort Sumter, in the State of South Carolin
rigadier-General Joseph C. Totten, Engineer Department, U. S.A., giving a detailed statement of the different surveys made in time past of the defences on the coast of Massachusetts; also, a letter addressed to His Excellency by Colonel Ritchie, of his personal staff, upon popular military instruction, in which a review was given of the different systems in Europe, and recommending that military art be encouraged and taught in some of our public schools, and higher seminaries of learning. Jan. 6. In the House.—Mr. Cushing, of Newburyport, introduced an order that the Committee on the Militia consider the expediency of making provision for the families of citizens of the State engaged in the naval service of the United States during the existing war, similar to that made for those in the land service. The order was referred. Jan. 7. In the House.—On motion of Mr. Maglathlin, of Duxbury, the Committee on the Militia were instructed to consider the expediency of the State paying th
Governor's staff; but the reception given by a few of them to the Spanish iron-clads off Callao is a sufficient testimony of the good service they would have rendered in time of need. The Legislature for 1864 met at the State House on the 6th of January. The Senate, which was unanimously Republican, made choice of Jonathan E. Field, of Stockbridge, for President, and Stephen N. Gifford, clerk; each gentleman receiving every vote cast. Mr. Field, on assuming the duties of the chair, said,— illery very well. Get them ready. I go to Washington to-morrow, and will try and get them accepted. Will telegraph you from Washington. B. F. Butler, Major-General. I have not received any further word from General Butler; and, on the 6th of January, I telegraphed him at Washington as follows:— Have you received authority to raise two companies of heavy artillery? To which General Butler answered the same day:— Authority received. Go ahead. And accordingly we did go ahea<
d, that your Excellency should visit our regiments, and our sick who are in hospitals. With great respect, I have the honor to be Your Excellency's obedient servant, William Schouler, Adjutant-General. The following gentlemen were commissioned on the staff of the Governor during the year 1864 :— George C. Trumbull, of Boston, assistant quartermaster-general, with the rank of major, Jan. 4. George R. Preston, of Boston, assistant quartermaster-general, with the rank of major, Jan. 6. Major Preston died in Boston, Feb. 25, 1864. William W. Clapp, Jr., of Boston, assistant quartermaster-general, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, Feb. 20. Lieutenant-Colonel Harrison Ritchie, of Boston, senior aide-de-camp to the Governor, was promoted to the rank of colonel, May 14. William L. Candler, of Brookline, aide-de-camp, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, June 10. Colonel Candler's appointment was to fill the vacancy on the Governor's personal staff occasioned by the
e defenders to doubt our determination to encourage and succor them, nor any thing which may cast one slight shadow upon our civil or our martial fame. On Friday, Jan. 6, Governor Andrew delivered his fifth and last inaugural address, the opening paragraph of which expresses the confidence which he felt of a speedy cessation ocessary and expedient. This, however, did not prevent the Governor from doing what was in his power for the brave men who had served their country. On the 6th of January, the day after the Governor had delivered his annual address, he caused General Order No. 1 to be issued, which set forth that— Disabled officers and me; and from the members of five successive Legislatures,—there is no return in my power to render, but the sincere acknowledgments of a grateful heart. On Saturday, Jan. 6, His Excellency Alexander H. Bullock was sworn into office, and delivered his inaugural address; and John A. Andrew passed out from the portals of the Capito