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nt was ordered to join the brigade before the enemy, and remain till the fight was over; accordingly, left Brashear City April 11, on short notice, marched ten miles in the night, and next morning took its position against the enemy; participated in k, and preparations were made, when the order was countermanded, as an immediate attack from the enemy was anticipated. April 11, a large force, under General Longstreet, laid siege to Suffolk. Colonel Follansbee was placed in command of the front;enemy at Blount's Creek. After a short artillery duel,—the regiment supporting a battery,—it was ordered to retreat. April 11.—It proceeded to the blockade, on Pamlico River, on a call for volunteers to man three schooners loaded with provisions ivision, and, on the 9th, took passage for Brashear City, to join in the movement through the Teche country, which began April 11. The enemy having been encountered at Pattersonville on the 13th, the Fifty-third was engaged in supporting a battery, <
ts of which he was an eloquent and powerful advocate. Mr. Lovejoy, the writer of the above letter, died a short time after it was written. Major Horace O. Whittemore, of the Thirtieth Regiment, was commissioned lieutenant-colonel, Nov. 26, 1863; but, before it was issued, certain complaints were made to the Governor in regard to him, which induced him to withhold the commission until an investigation was made by Brigadier-General Burt, Judge-Advocate-General of Massachusetts. On the 11th of April, the Governor wrote to the Adjutant-General,— I have to direct that the commission be delivered to Major Whittemore (now Lieutenant-Colonel Whittemore); it being satisfactorily established, in my judgment, that no proper objection to his promotion exists, and that those which were suggested had their origin in mistake. I am of opinion that Lieutenant-Colonel Whittemore is a zealous and faithful officer; and I take this occasion to say that the condition in which he brought his vet
, and illuminate every passage of difficulty or of danger; and to-day let us with one accord remember the wonderful goodness by which we have been led onward to these high places of deliverance and triumph. The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Manning, of the Old South Church, and closed with the singing of Old Hundred by the whole assembly. On the 9th of April, General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General Grant, which virtually closed the war. On the 11th of April, Governor Andrew telegraphed to President Lincoln,— Will you proclaim a national thanksgiving April 19? The anniversary of the battle of Lexington, and of the attack on our troops in Baltimore, would be appropriate, if sufficient time remains. The suggestion was not adopted by the President. It would appear that many requests were made of the Governor to change Fast Day, of which proclamation had already been made, into Thanksgiving Day, as we find a memorandum in his files w