ke words of inspiration and enthusiasm.
Col. Whitney spoke in his quiet way, and stated that Co. E was the first in the regiment to report its ranks full (106 men). The most affecting scene was when Capt. Hutchins, at the close of his remarks, grasped the hand of Col. Whitney, who had enlisted under him, a boy, in 1862.
Together they had been through terrible battles, and now, as colonel, the younger man was to lead the dear old 5th wherever he was ordered.
On the morning of the thirtieth of June, the square was full of people.
The Light Guard was escorted by S. C. Lawrence Post 66 and the High School Cadets.
Col. Whitney marched with the company.
History had repeated itself.
Again from the ranks of the Lawrence Light Guard a colonel had risen to command the 5th Regiment in time of war.
The members of the Light Guard wore the regular blue uniform, the recruits were clad in kahki.
The whole city was on the street, but we forgot to cheer.
Solemn silence seemed fitting
were carried by assault on April 9, the same day that Lee surrendered at Appomattox, and on the eleventh, with the news of this surrender came also the news that the enemy were evacuating the city of Mobile.
They were afterwards sent on an expedition into the interior of Alabama as far as Selma, where they remained on guard till May 11, returning then to Mobile for garrison duty there.
From June 3 till the mustering out of the battery at Readville, Mass., Lieut. Dame was in command.
On June 30 they turned over their property to the government and went to Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay to await orders to return home.
On July 21 they embarked at New Orleans on board the Ashland for New York, where they arrived on the thirty-first.
They reached camp at Readville, Mass., August i, and were mustered out on the fourth.
On the fourteenth of August, 1865, Lieut. Dame became once more a private citizen.
Again the choice of a profession confronted him. His law studies, early interrupte