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ded in measures for its defence until his regiment, the 6th, arrived from its bloody march through Baltimore. He afterwards rose to be major of the 10th Mass. Infantry, and died after the amputation of an arm, which was rendered necessary by wounds received at Spotsylvania. See his memoir in Marvin's Worcester in the War, p. 489. It is a curious illustration of the condition of discipline in the early part of the war that this officer's appointment as major from outside the regiment (Aug. 12, 1862) led to the resignation and dismissal of nine line officers who had served with it from the beginning, their cashiering or dismissal dating Nov. 25, 1862. (Adjutant-General's report, January, 1863, p. 127.) Such instances as these showed the spirit which then pervaded multitudes of young men in all occupations. If it be asked what circumstances enabled the State of Massachusetts to respond thus promptly in time of need, it must be attributed in part to the old revolutionary tradition