aptain Hutchins was appointed major and resigned the command of the Light Guard, being succeeded by Lieut. Perry Coleman.
This arrangement lasted for a very short time, for before the month ended, a letter from the selectmen, desiring the company's services, as part of the quota demanded from Medford, had been received and accepted.
The whole command became a committee to secure new members.
The first new man to enlist was James A. Hervey. Major Hutchins was made recruiting officer.
By August 15, eighty-five members were enrolled.
Street drills were held and High Private Samuel C. Lawrence took personal charge of the awkward squad.
Dr. C. V. Bemis was surgical examiner, and donated all his fees to the company treasury.
The roll of the company was carefully corrected.
Some were under age; others had already enlisted.
When the time for departure came, there were ten members left.
The next month seven of these enlisted for nine months in the 5th Massachusetts, leaving three, on