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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 14 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 4 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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o protect him and save the archives of their Government. I believe it. Before leaving New York, Mr. Boutwell succeeded in obtaining an order from General Wool upon the ordnance officer at the United-States Arsenal at Watertown, for four thousand stand of arms. These arms were what were known as the Windsor rifle, and had the sword bayonet. Upon the receipt of Mr. Boutwell's telegram to forward provisions to General Butler at Annapolis by armed steamer, Governor Andrew consulted John M. Forbes, and put the matter in his charge. On the afternoon of the same day, he addressed the following letter to Governor Andrew:— Boston, April 25, 1861. To His Excellency Governor Andrew. Sir,—Having reference to the letter of Hon. George S. Boutwell, I beg leave to say, that, after you showed it me this morning, I found that the only really suitable vessel in port for the purpose indicated was on the point of being sold for $75,000. Just before the war, her owners asked $70,000 for her
I did not try to get my officers in ahead of Mr. Stanton's. What I always aim at and want is, first, the recruitment of the army; second, the employment of colored troops; third, the procuring of men to the credit of Massachusetts. I pray you to read these papers, and protect the right as occasion may offer. The protection of Boston Harbor, as the readers of this volume may know, was one of the darling objects of the Governor from the beginning of the war. Through the agency of John M. Forbes and Colonel Ritchie, Massachusetts had received from England a number of heavy guns, which the Governor wished to have placed in position, with proper earthworks, on Long Island Head. On the 2d of March, the Governor wrote to John M. Forbes, who was then in Washington, inclosing him a copy of some memoranda made by Colonel Browne, of a conversation had with General Totten, in Boston, in September, 1863, which bore directly on the point of the construction of a work on Long Island Head to