ev. Mr. Kelly, Wesley Furlong, and Dr. Bayne.
A collation at A. Taylor and Company's followed.
Temporarily the recruits took the name of Morgan Guards, in recognition of kindnesses from S. Griffiths Morgan.
At camp the New Bedford men,—some seventy-five in number,—with others from that place and elsewhere, became Company C, the representative Massachusetts company.
Only one other commissioned officer is known to the writer as having performed effective recruiting service.
This is Watson W. Bridge, who had been first sergeant, Company D, Thirty-seventh Massachusetts Infantry.
His headquarters were at Springfield, and he worked in Western Massachusettts and Connecticut.
When ordered to camp, about April 1, he had recruited some seventy men.
Much the larger number of recruits were obtained through the organization and by the means which will now be described.
About February 15, Governor Andrew appointed a committee to superintend the raising of recruits for the colored regim