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captured battle flags and staff, because of his conspicuous conduct as the leader of the storming party of the occasion. Letter of Major-General Meade in Official War Records, 48, p. 491. General Russell's report precedes. The storming party did not, however, consist of Massachusetts troops. During the subsequent winter quarters of Meade's army there was little fighting, but a scattering party of the 2d Mass. Cavalry was surprised and defeated at Drainsville (near Leesburg), Va. (Feb. 22, 1864), ten of the party being killed, including Capt. J. Sewell Read of San Francisco, the commander, and seven wounded and fifty-seven taken as prisoners. During the month of July, 1863, there occurred draft riots in New York and a few other cities, during which some forces were ordered to New York from the front and placed for a time under General Butler, some of these being Massachusetts regiments, but fortunately little actual military collision was required. Correspondence, etc., in