May 19, 1902.]
AS soon as Co. C, 39th Regiment, was dismissed from the United States service, in June, 1865, the members renewed their old associations with the Lawrence Light Guard and resumed regular meetings in the Town Hall the following October.
It was suggested that the company join the Lawrence Rifles, but the Light Guard positively refused to do so, and chose the following officers: Capt., I. F. R. Hosea; 1st Lieut., J. Henry Eames; 2d Lieut., Henry A. Ireland, Jr.
In May, 1866,re, for the Doctor Captain watched his men so closely that minor ills were cured before they developed into anything serious.
All through the campaign he kept his promise made to the townspeople, I will look after the health of your boys.
In October, 1st Lieut. Neilson was promoted to take command of Co. K, of Braintree; 2d Lieut. Whitney was promoted to his place.
As section after section of those camped at Middletown left for the South, the 5th began to be disheartened; but on Novembe