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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. (search)
bable duration, much less its extent and magnitude. A general impression prevailed that it would not extend beyond the year in which it commenced. The utmost limit assigned to it by Secretary Seward was ninety days; and the Secretary of War, Mr. Cameron, was equally at fault in his calculation. On the 15th of May, only one month from the time the first call was made by the President for troops, that gentleman positively refused, in a letter addressed to Governor Andrew, to accept from Massachusetts more than six regiments of three-years volunteers, although ten were already organized, and anxious for orders to march. In this remarkable letter, Mr. Cameron says: It is important to reduce rather than to enlarge this number (six regiments), and in no event to exceed it. Let me earnestly recommend to you therefore to call for no more than eight regiments, Two three-months regiments had previously been called for, and were included in the eight referred to. of which six only are to
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
ther companies, the same monthly allowance as those who have enlisted in the Newton Company. The meeting dissolved, after which three cheers were given for the Union, and three for the Newton Company. June 11th, A town-meeting was held. The selectmen reported they had expended twelve hundred dollars in aid of the company raised in Newton, but had failed to have it accepted, and that there was no prospect that it would be accepted for a year to come. (At this time the Secretary of War, Mr. Cameron, thought he had troops enough.) The selectmen were authorized to pay from the treasury of the town all obligations entered into by the town with said company, up to that date. The thanks of the town were voted to the patriotic young men who had so nobly come forward and offered their services; also to the selectmen for their wise and prudent management in the work of recruiting. 1862. In town-meeting, November 4th, Voted, to approve the action of the selectmen in obtaining volunteers