would not be accepted if offered.
Captain Peard, of Milford, writes, I offer my company, the Davis Guards, all of whom are adopted citizens, for the service.
This company was accepted, and formed part of the Ninth Regiment, of which Captain Peard was commissioned major.
He died in the service.
The following letter is from one of the most noble and highly cultivated men whom Massachusetts sent to the war, and who sacrificed his life for the cause:—
monument Square, Charlestown, April 19, 1861.
Adjutant-General Schouler,—We are at that point where every man who can devote himself to his country's service should come forward.
I beg that you would put on file this my application for any position in the medical service of the Commonwealth in which I could be useful.
I am aware of the law under which surgeons are appointed, and of course understand that you have no direct control of this matter.
But there may be exigencies from deaths, resignations, unusual demands, or unfo