tieth Massachusetts and Assistant Surgeon Josiah N. Willard was promoted to be surgeon in the First Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
There were numerous changes among the men, also, the return for February showing that there were 52 enlisted men discharged for disability, on account of wounds, etc.
With Col. Hinks, Lieut. Col. Devereux, Maj. Rice, Adjt. Palmer and Quartermaster Briggs all absent under surgeon's certificates, the regiment for some time was under the command of Capt. Hale. Capt. Boyd was acting Major, and First Lieut. Elisha A. Hinks was Acting Quartermaster.
There was always a great deal of fun going on in camp, and the fact that the senior officers were absent did not act as a curb upon the fun-loving men, by any means.
Goaks were played upon each other and sometimes even on the commanding officers at dress parade.
The strains of
Doo-id-iddle, doo-id-iddle, do-id-iddle-dum even now recall amusing episodes,—to say nothing of the Horse Show of February 22, when L