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l impression prevailed, that we were on the perilous edge of battle, and it was the duty of Massachusetts to be ready to meet the crisis. In the mean time, the Governor, who believed from the first that war would ensue, was obtaining information, from every available source, that would be of use, and which could guide him wisely in his course. The first movement made in the Legislature in relation to national or military matters was a resolution which was offered in the House on the 11th of January, six days after Governor Andrew's inauguration, and a day or two after the Speaker had announced the standing committees; which was in effect, that it is the universal sentiment of the people of Massachusetts, that the President should enforce the execution of the laws of the United States, defend the Union, protect national property; and, to this end, the State cheerfully tenders her entire means, civil and military, to enable him to do so. This was referred to the Committee on Feder
the reasons returned were satisfactory and properly indorsed, the promotion was made, and the commission issued; but, if the reasons given were not satisfactory,—if they disclosed favoritism, family influence, or unjust prejudice,—the appointment was not made, but the officer properly in the line of promotion was commissioned. The Governor's mind was eminently just; he despised trickery and treachery, and all the small devices to which mean natures resort to gain their ends. On the 11th of January, the Governor writes to Montgomery Blair, Postmaster-General, calling his attention to a bill reported in the United-States Senate by Senator Wilson, providing, among other things, that vacancies occurring in regiments of volunteers mustered into the United-States service shall be filled by presidential appointment, and gives strong reasons why it should not become a law. He concludes by saying,— It is simply impossible that the volunteer officers can be well selected at Washingto<
otomac crossed the river at Berlin, when orders unexpectedly came to proceed to Massachusetts, there to be mustered out. It reached Springfield on the 21st of July, when it was mustered out of service by Captain Gardner. The Forty-seventh Regiment was in the Department of the Gulf. It arrived at New Orleans, and reported to General Banks Jan. 1, 1863; was then referred to General Auger, who gave orders to proceed to Carrollton, and report to General Sherman. The regiment was ordered, Jan. 11, to the United-States barracks, to relieve the Thirtieth Massachusetts; and the colonel was put in command of the post. Feb. 4.—It was ordered to the Louisiana Cotton Press, and one company detached for provost duty at Thibodeux. Lieutenant-Colonel Stickney, who had distinguished himself in two engagements at Thibodeux, and Major Cushman, were detailed for special duty. The latter had an important position upon the Sequestration Committee, where his legal ability and business qualifi
Adjutant-General asked the Governor how we could best settle the question. The Governor answered,— I have been unable to get satisfactory answers from either the War Department, or from gentlemen in Congress from our State; write therefore to John B. Alley, your member of Congress: from him I have always had an answer whenever I have written him. If he cannot accomplish the purpose, he will at least attend to the business, and return an intelligent answer. Accordingly, on the 11th of January, the Adjutant-General, at the request of the Governor, wrote the following letter to Mr. Alley:— At the request of His Excellency the Governor, I respectfully call your attention to the case which I present below. Massachusetts has two regiments of heavy artillery in the field. The First, Colonel Tannatt, is stationed in the defences of Washington. The Second, Colonel Frankle, is in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina. This is a popular arm of the service; and, in