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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 3 1 Browse Search
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vice; also of the injustice to the non-commissioned officers and privates in the colored regiments, in not allowing them the same pay as whites. The following gentlemen were commissioned on the Governor's staff during the year 1863:— Eugene Sturtevant, assistant adjutant-general, Jan. 3, with rank of first lieutenant. Anson P. Hooker, assistant surgeon-general, May 26, with rank of major. Theodore Lyman, assistant adjutant-general, Aug. 15, with rank of lieutenant-colonel. Nehemiah Brown, assistant adjutant-general, Aug. 18, with rank of major. John C. Hoadly, assistant quartermaster-general, Sept. 29, with rank of captain. William Raymond Lee, chief-engineer, Oct. 24, with rank of brigadier-general. James Sturgis, assistant adjutant-general, Nov. 24, with the rank of major. Colonel Theodore Lyman was commissioned assistant Adjutant-General of the State, that he might accept a position as a volunteer officer on the staff of Major-General Meade. He immediatel
tary Order, dated Jan. 6, 1866, which was the last official act of his life. Executive military order. The Governor and Commander-in-chief, at the moment of retiring from office, as his last official act, tenders this expression of grateful and cordial respect to Major-General William Schouler, Adjutant-General of the Commonwealth, who has served the country, the Commonwealth, and his chief, with constancy, devotion, ability, and success, throughout his administration. Lieutenant-Colonel Nehemiah Brown, assistant Adjutant-General, will publish this order, and enter it on the records of the office. John A. Andrew. The honor of having been associated in an important and confidential position with John A. Andrew during the five eventful years of his administration, is an honor of which any man may well be proud. That he should cause to be placed upon the imperishable records of the Commonwealth, as his last official act, the order above quoted, is ample compensation for a