into the United States service.
On the evening of June 29, the Opera House was packed to suffocation.
Ex-commander George L. Goodale presided. Mayor Lewis H. Lovering made the opening address.
Members of the City Government and the Grand Army, clergymen and officers of the company spoke words of inspiration and enthusiasm.
Col. Whitney spoke in his quiet way, and stated that Co. E was the first in the regiment to report its ranks full (106 men). The most affecting scene was when Capt. Hutchins, at the close of his remarks, grasped the hand of Col. Whitney, who had enlisted under him, a boy, in 1862.
Together they had been through terrible battles, and now, as colonel, the younger man was to lead the dear old 5th wherever he was ordered.
On the morning of the thirtieth of June, the square was full of people.
The Light Guard was escorted by S. C. Lawrence Post 66 and the High School Cadets.
Col. Whitney marched with the company.
History had repeated itself.
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