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the engagement, and was advised to retire to the rear. He thought, however, he could stand the fatigues of the day, and stoutly held to his command; in a few hours afterwards, he fell, mortally wounded. It was pleasant to listen to the words of praise which General Custar bestowed upon his fallen comrade. Mr. Lowell was succeeded as agent for Massachusetts in Washington by Charles H. Dalton, of Boston, who was commissioned assistant quartermaster-general, with the rank of colonel, May 23, 1861. Of his services we shall speak hereafter. On the 2d of May, Governor Andrew addressed the following letter to Dr. Samuel G. Howe:— Executive Department, Boston, May 2, 1861. To Dr. Samuel G. Howe, Boston. my dear Sir,—The Massachusetts Volunteer Militia now in the field demand and deserve our anxious care, as well in respect to their sanitary condition (including their medical and surgical supplies and attendance, their nursing and comfort in sickness), as also in respect to t
neral of Massachusetts, with the rank of colonel, which rank he held until May 14, 1864, when he was promoted by the Governor to the rank of brigadier-general. Charles H. Dalton was appointed assistant quartermaster-general, on the twenty-third day of May, 1861, with the rank of colonel. Colonel Dalton did very acceptable services at Washington, as the agent of the Governor, in the early part of the war, which were given gratuitously. William P. Lee and Waldo Adams, of Boston, were appoin leaves Boston for Washington, this evening; and any business you have in hand, when obliged to leave, you will give to his charge. Your obedient servant, Henry Lee, Jr., Aide-de-camp. Charles R. Lowell, Jr., Esq., Washington, D. C. May 23, 1861.—The Governor telegraphs to Hon. Charles Sumner, at Washington, Why can't I send a brigadier in Butler's place? It is my wish, and is only just to General Peirce. Butler recommends him. He is sound, faithful, and ardent. Answer immediately.