s transferred to Major-General McDowell's division.
On the 11th of March, 1862, he was sent to Boston to recruit for the regiment, and returned in the latter part of April.
But as he enlisted the first in his regiment, so was he the first to fall.
The sad circumstances of his death are best given in letters from Lieutenant-Colonel Bryan, at the time in command of the regiment, and from Lieutenant J. Otis Williams, of the same company:—
On the night of Saturday, the 9th instant (August, 1862), the Third Brigade, General Hartsuff commanding, was ordered to take a position on the extreme right of General McDowell's corps.
Whilst the Twelfth (the left regiment of the brigade) was crossing an open field but a few yards distant from some woods, which Generals Pope, McDowell, and Banks, with their escort, were on the point of entering, the enemy, seeing and hearing the horses, opened a sharp fire upon them.
We happened to be immediately in the line of that fire, and, returning i