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ree companies, at first an independent battalion, were afterwards consolidated with the 41st Mass. Infantry and became the 3d Mass. Cavalry (Colonel Chickering). Of these, the 2d Mass. Battery was detained at sea and did not actually arrive until May 21. The expectation was that this land force might be employed to take the forts that commanded the river, should the navy fail to reduce them. As a matter of fact the navy accomplished it; but Major Whittemore of the 30th Mass. occupied Fort Ster brought to justice, though the act was disavowed and condemned by the Confederate officers. Another brother, Maj. Wilder Dwight, had already fallen at Antietam. In the siege of Port Hudson, Colonel Chickering (41st Mass. Infantry) marched, May 21, from Barreas Landing with a force consisting of his own regiment,—now mounted as cavalry on prairie horses,—the 52d Mass. Infantry, four Maine and New York regiments and a section of the 2d Mass. Battery under Lieutenant Snow. His column was to