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out the men's uniforms. The fact being presented to the President by Colonel Monroe, he ordered them to be furnished with army trousers and blouses. On the 30th of April, the regiment was mustered into the United-States service. The regiment remained in Washington until the middle of May, when it was ordered to the Relay House to guard the railroad. It remained there, with changes of detail, until the 29th of July, when it received orders to return home. It arrived in Boston on the 1st of August, where it was honorably received, and addressed by the Mayor of the city. These soldiers received the thanks of the United-States House of Representatives, for the energy and patriotism displayed by them in surmounting obstacles upon sea and land, which traitors had interposed to impede their progress to the defence of the national capital. On the 4th of July, while at the Relay House, the regiment was presented with a new flag, made and forwarded by the ladies of Lynn. On the 12th
was a Senator in Congress from Oregon, a man of Massachusetts birth, and an experienced officer. The doubt expressed by Governor Andrew in the despatch arose from the fact that Governor Stevens had supported John C. Breckenridge in the presidential election. From some cause unknown to the writer, Governor Stevens was not commissioned at this time. He was afterwards commissioned colonel of the Seventy-ninth Regiment, New-York Volunteers, and was killed in the second battle of Bull Run. Aug. 1.—The Governor writes to General Ripley, chief of Ordnance Bureau, that the Massachusetts regiments, armed with the Enfield rifles, want an additional supply of ammunition; and he wishes to know whether the Government does not intend to supply suitable ammunition; if not, what arrangements it is desirable for Massachusetts to make? Aug. 2.—The Governor telegraphs to Senator Wilson, at Washington, Has any provision been made for half-pay to soldiers' families? Such an arrangement would pr
g for recruiting papers and information to guide them in their patriotic work. From the eighth day of July to the first day of August, upwards of five hundred letters were written by him upon this and kindred subjects. July 8.—He writes to J. N.ry great extent, and could only be eradicated by organized effort on the part of the States and the nation. On the 1st of August, the Governor wrote a long letter to Secretary Stanton, complaining of the want of officers to muster in recruits at and muster in men. The following permission to recruit we find on the Governor's files, in his own handwriting, dated Aug. 1:— In consequence of the request of the town of Marblehead, made by a legal town meeting, held yesterday,—a copy of charge of this peculiar duty as they wished to have them, and therefore held a town meeting on the subject. On the 1st of August, the Governor detailed Colonel William R. Lee, Twentieth Regiment, to establish a camp of rendezvous at Pittsfield, f<
al Dwight, it formed a part of the assaulting column under command of Colonel Benedict. In that engagement it lost two killed and eleven wounded. The next day, it was ordered back to its brigade, and shared all the exposure and hardships of the siege of Port Hudson. In the engagement at Donaldsville on the 13th July, the Third Brigade, under command of Colonel Dudley, suffered considerably. The loss in the Forty-eighth was three killed, seven wounded, twenty-three taken prisoners. On Aug. 1, the regiment returned to its camp at Baton Rouge, having left it seventy-four days previous, in light marching order. Aug. 9.—The Forty-eighth started for Boston via Cairo, where it arrived Aug. 23, and was mustered out of service Sept. 3, at Camp Lander. The Forty-ninth Regiment was in the Department of the Gulf. It left New York Jan. 24, 1863, by transport for New Orleans, where it arrived about Feb. 3. From thence it was sent to Carrollton, and then to Baton Rouge, where it was
after a long captivity in Texas, joined the regiment at Alexandria, Va., and remained with it until it returned home, and was mustered out. The Sixtieth Regiment of Infantry, a new organization, left the State, under Colonel Wass, for Washington, Aug. 1, and was afterwards sent to Indianapolis, Ind., where it remained until its term of service expired. Nine unattached companies of one hundred days men were also recruited for garrison duties in the forts on our coast. The number of men thus r wounded men, during the entire period of the Rebellion. Richard A. Peirce, of New Bedford, inspector-general, with the rank of brigadier-general. Charles C. Dunbar, of New Bedford, assistant quartermaster-general, with the rank of captain, Aug. 1. William F. Capelle, of Boston, master of ambulance, with the rank of captain, Nov. 2. Warren L. Brigham, of Westborough, assistant adjutant-general, with the rank of captain, Aug. 11. Robert R. Corson, of Philadelphia, assistant quarte
o welcome and cheer the commanding General. The next day being Sunday, General Grant and Governor Andrew, with their respective staffs, attended divine service at the Old South Church. Prayer was made by the venerable Dr. Jenks, and a sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Manning. On Monday, General Grant received the attention of the City Government of Boston, and held a levee at Faneuil Hall, where many of the citizens were introduced to him, and shook him by the hand. On Tuesday morning, Aug. 1, the General and his party left Boston on a special train for Portland, on the Boston and Maine Railroad. A car had been fitted up in the same elegant style as the car which brought him from Albany over the Western road. The same enthusiasm greeted the General at the different stations where the train stopped, that had distinguished his journey from Albany to Boston. By order of Governor Andrew, the Adjutant-General was directed to accompany the distinguished party to Portland. In hi