five days. When Mr. Willard was asked for his bill, he said, I have no bill against you. If I can't get my pay from the Government, I will go without.
The company arrived in Boston, July 30.
They were escorted home by citizens of Medford and the fire companies of the town.
The procession was headed by a band of music.
On the following Tuesday a formal reception was given them at Child's Grove on Fulton street. Lieut. John G. Chambers was commissioned adjutant of the 23d Regiment, October 11, 1861.
The company presented him with a purse of twenty-five dollars when he left town for the front.
He had served in the Mexican War and had been st lieutenant of the Light Guard during the three months campaign.
His ability and fondness for military life earned him his promotions and he became lieutenant-colonel of his regiment.
He was wounded at Drury's Bluff and died at Fortress Monroe, May 13, 1864.
His body was brought home and the town took charge of his funeral.
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