mmander George L. Goodale presided. Mayor Lewis H. Lovering made the opening address.
Members of the City Government and the Grand Army, clergymen and officers of the company spoke words of inspiration and enthusiasm.
Col. Whitney spoke in his quiet way, and stated that Co. E was the first in the regiment to report its ranks full (106 men). The most affecting scene was when Capt. Hutchins, at the close of his remarks, grasped the hand of Col. Whitney, who had enlisted under him, a boy, in 1862.
Together they had been through terrible battles, and now, as colonel, the younger man was to lead the dear old 5th wherever he was ordered.
On the morning of the thirtieth of June, the square was full of people.
The Light Guard was escorted by S. C. Lawrence Post 66 and the High School Cadets.
Col. Whitney marched with the company.
History had repeated itself.
Again from the ranks of the Lawrence Light Guard a colonel had risen to command the 5th Regiment in time of war.
turally turned to that as an immediate means of livelihood, while giving further consideration to this important question.
He received the appointment as principal of the Braintree High School, where he taught with much success till the summer of 1862, when he had made choice of the law as his future profession.
He accordingly resigned and entered a law office in Lowell.
The gloomy days of 1862, caused by the various disasters to the Union forces during the latter part of the year, produced1862, caused by the various disasters to the Union forces during the latter part of the year, produced their effect upon him. The blood of his patriotic forefathers was stirred.
His ancestor, Capt. Samuel Brocklebank, hastened to the defence of the New England homes against the Indians in King Philip's war, and met his death in the famous Sudbury fight; another, Chaplain Moses Coffin of Newbury, the drum ecclesiastic, whose life was saved from a French bullet by the Bible in his pocket, did valiant service for his country at the taking of Louisburg.
Mr. Dame could not resist his country's cal