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y Lee, Jr. meeting ofOfficers in Governor's room Colonel Ritchie sent to Washington his letters to the Governor Secretary Seward's letter letter of Colonel Lee charter of transports John M. Forbes, Esq. meeting in Faneuil Hall meeting in Cambridge speech of Wendell Phillips, Esq., at New Bedford remarks the President calls for troops the eve of battle. To write the part taken by Massachusetts in the civil war which began in April, 1861, and continued until the capture, by General Grant, of Lee and his army in Virginia, and the surrender of Johnston and his forces to General Sherman in North Carolina, in 1865, requires patient research, a mind not distracted by other duties, and a purpose to speak truthfully of men and of events. Massachusetts bore a prominent part in this war, from the beginning to the end; not only in furnishing soldiers for the army, sailors for the navy, and financial aid to the Government, but in advancing ideas, which, though scouted at in the e
ce. The greatest number of persons employed at any one time was eighteen. This was in December, 1864. All accessible battle-fields were visited by the agent, a knowledge of our wounded obtained, and assistance rendered. In May, 1864, when General Grant began his memorable advance toward Richmond from the Rapidan, a field-agency was established, following the army, which continued in successful operation until the end of the war. During the general exchange of prisoners, which began in Decemn and gentlemen in the Quartermaster's Department. Captain Dana was not commissioned colonel of the Tenth, but Henry L. Eustis, a graduate of West Point, was. Captain Parker was commissioned major, and served until he was mortally wounded in General Grant's advance from the Rapidan, and died May 12, 1864. The remaining part of Colonel Ritchie's report relates to matters not of general interest, though of importance to the Governor, in furnishing information to guide him in making appointments
in Virginia, near Suffolk, during most of its term of service. On July 1, General Banks, with his command, was in front of Port Hudson, on the Mississippi. General Grant was besieging Vicksburg, which fell into his hands July 4. Port Hudson capitulated a few days subsequent; and the Army of the Potomac was advancing, by forced battle of the war was fought, and the most important victory gained by the Union arms. The defeat of the rebel army at Gettysburg, the capture of Vicksburg by General Grant, and the fall of Port Hudson, culminating as they did within a few days of each other, were the most important events which had happened during the war; they gine months in service,—were subsequently raised, and served to the end of the war. All of them were in the Army of the Potomac, and advanced, under the lead of General Grant and General Meade, across the Rapidan, fought their way through the thickets of the Wilderness, and in every battle of that memorable closing campaign of the w
nts Forwardedto the front the advance of General Grant. On the 1st of January, 1864, there weride by side, the star of Banks and the star of Grant sent forth their mingled radiance. Unfriendlyeade, Banks, Gilmore, Rosecrans, Burnside, and Grant. In every scene of danger and of duty,—along Army of the Potomac, and afterwards went with Grant and Meade in their advance through the Wildernr. Hooper was written on the same day that General Grant commenced his memorable march across the R Army of the Potomac, and reported to Lieutenant-General Grant, only a few days previous to the advad been adopted, and was being carried out. General Grant was at the head of the Union army, with ththout concert of action. The plan made by General Grant insured victory in the end. The great powegreatest military commander of the world. General Grant knew the officers whom he could trust, andrginia within the fortifications of Richmond. Grant had crossed the James River, and, practically,[3 more...]
eft the State in detachments, to report to General Grant at City Point. Of this regiment, Charles t Atlanta, under Sheridan at Winchester, under Grant at Petersburg, on the land; under Farragut, Du the mail steamer Express, for City Point, General Grant's headquarters. The boat was crowded with the Potomac, and the headquarters of Lieutenant-General Grant. The trip was made, including stoppagiments, and perfecting our rolls; but, as General Grant's purposes were of more importance than minted. At nine o'clock, I walked over to General Grant's headquarters. The General and staff liv the affairs of the Sanitary Commission in General Grant's army. From him I learned that our Sixty.—Still raining. After breakfast, went to General Grant's headquarters, determined, if possible, tappointments were, that I did not see Lieutenant-General Grant, and did not see the Sixty-first Regidged to a vigorous prosecution of the war; General Grant and the Army of the Potomac had fought the[1 more...]
ndrew compliment to the Adjutant-General General Grant visits Massachusetts Mrs. Garrison Grayotmies had laid down their arms at the demand of Grant and Sherman, but not before many of the sons oauded. Nine rousing cheers were given for General Grant and the Potomac Army. A national salute w a force detailed for that purpose by Lieutenant-General Grant, and immediately led by Brigadier-Genrrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General Grant, which virtually closed the war. On the 11 Northern Virginia, after his surrender to General Grant, which was sent to him by Brevet Brigadieassachusetts was honored with a visit from General Grant and his staff. The Adjutant-General was dthe 29th of July, the Adjutant-General met General Grant at Greenbush, opposite Albany, and presentvitation expressed in it was accepted; and General Grant and staff proceeded immediately, by a specing General. The next day being Sunday, General Grant and Governor Andrew, with their respective[7 more...]