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, of Middlesex, offered an order, which was adopted, directing the Adjutant-General to furnish estimates, for the use of the Legislature, of the cost of furnishing 2,000 overcoats, 2,000 blankets, 2,000 knapsacks, and camp equipage for a force of 2,000 men, when in active service. In the House, same day, Mr. Coffin, of Newburyport, reported the Militia Bill in a new draft. Same day, the Governor sent a communication to the House, informing it of the tender of the Sixth Regiment, by Colonel Jones, for immediate service, if required. Jan. 24. In Senate.—A message was received from the Governor, transmitting the proposition from the Legislature of Virginia, for the appointment of commissioners to meet at Washington on the 4th of February, to agree upon a compromise of the national difficulties. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations, and ordered to be printed. Jan. 26. In Senate.—Mr. Davis, of Bristol, offered this order:— That the Committee on the Judiciary be<
nel Wardrop of the Third Regiment, at New Bedford; Colonel Packard of the Fourth, at Quincy; Colonel Jones of the Sixth, at Pepperell; and Colonel Monroe of the Eighth, at Lynn. The order was to mus where its headquarters were established. The field and staff officers of the Sixth were Edward F. Jones, of Pepperell, colonel; Benjamin F. Watson, of Lawrence, lieutenant-colonel; Josiah A. Sawtlroad, and took their places in the cars. At one o'clock in the morning, the train started; Colonel Jones intending to have his command pass through Baltimore early in the morning, before a force condred miles from Philadelphia to Baltimore, and about forty from that city to Washington. Colonel Jones's account is dated Capitol, Washington, April 22, 1861. He says,— After leaving Philaar, and those were the companies which bore the brunt of the attack. They are designated in Colonel Jones's report. It was the expectation that the entire regiment would march through Baltimore to
en who have taken up arms in behalf of liberty and the country. Telegraphs, seven o'clock, P. M., to General Butler, When did you reach Philadelphia? When will you leave? Is the way open? Can you communicate by telegraph with Washington? Has Jones reached Washington? April 20.—Writes to Dr. H. H. Fuller that surgeons are appointed under the militia law by colonels of regiments, and not by the Governor. Acknowledges receipt from Captain Edward Ingersoll, Springfield Armory, of two hundrin Baltimore on the 19th of April, reached Boston. Even then the names of the dead were not positively known. The bodies were properly received, and placed in the receiving-vault at King's Chapel. That same afternoon, the Governor wrote to Colonel Jones, of the Sixth Regiment,— Mr. Merrill S. Wright arrived at Boston this afternoon in charge of the bodies of three Massachusetts soldiers who fell at Baltimore. They were received by me at the depot, and were conveyed, under an appropria
attached to Major-General Butler's division, designed to attack New Orleans. Many of the officers and men of this regiment belonged to the Sixth Regiment in the three months service, which was attacked in Baltimore, on the 19th of April, 1861. The Twenty-sixth left Boston in the transport steamer Constitution, on the 21st day of November, 1861, for Ship Island, Mississippi. This was the first loyal volunteer regiment that reached the Department of the Gulf. Its field officers were Edward F. Jones, of Pepperell, colonel; Alpha B. Farr, of Lowell, lieutenant-colonel; and Josiah A. Sawtelle, of Lowell, major,—all of whom were officers in the Sixth Regiment in the three months service. The Twenty-seventh Regiment was recruited at Camp Reed, Springfield, from the four western counties in the State. It left the Commonwealth for Annapolis on the 2d day of November, 1861, and formed a part of General Burnside's command. The field officers were Horace C. Lee, of Springfield, colonel
d and Twenty-third, in camp at Lynnfield, and known as General Wilson's, and the Twenty-fifth, encamped at Worcester. The letter further stated that the Governor proposed to assign to General Butler the Twenty-sixth Regiment, being raised by Colonel Jones at Lowell, and an Irish regiment. To this General Sherman replied, on the 27th, that he had immediately called the attention of the Secretary of War to it; that five regiments are yet waited for,—three from Massachusetts, one from Maine, on special corps to make advertisement, which I thought would be fully within the understanding. I then shew you an order to take regiments already raised, and not assigned to other officers, for another purpose, and you offered to assign me Colonel Jones' regiment. You also said, that an Irish regiment, now being raised, you would like to be assigned to me; to that I assented, and left for the purpose of organizing recruiting in Maine, and from thence to Washington. On my return, I find tha
arnes are too proud and too modest to ask: I speak wholly self-moved. Colonel Lee resigned, on account of severe illness, Dec. 17, 1862, and was brevetted brigadier-general for brave and meritorious services in the field. Third, Colonel Edward F. Jones commanded the old Sixth, of Baltimore memory; more recently, of the Twenty-sixth, under Butler. Returning from New Orleans very ill, recovered of typhoid, resigning his command, finding that his wife was also very ill,—now, after her death, which happened a week or so ago, he is ready for a brigade. He is a true, good, intelligent, capable, businesslike officer. He is a sagacious, determined man. I wish he might be appointed, and go to Banks to Texas. Colonel Jones, although worthy of it, never received the appointment to which he was recommended. Fourth, Colonel Edward W. Hinks, of the Nineteenth, formerly of the old Eighth, which repaired the railroad to Annapolis Junction in the spring of 1861, saved the Constit
Fort Warren, which was completed Oct. 6, on which day the first message was sent, as follows:— Governor Andrew is happy to exchange congratulations with Colonel Jones at the intimate relations this day established with Fort Independence. Colonel Jones, United-States Army, was at this time in command of Fort Independence.Colonel Jones, United-States Army, was at this time in command of Fort Independence. On the same day, the Governor wrote to Senator Sumner,— If you and Wilson will only re-enforce my efforts, perhaps I might be permitted to organize our light batteries into a regiment. Though other States have done so, as yet we have not been allowed to do it. We have already stated that permission never was given byhey were probably cast at different places. The character and make of the guns are known to the service by the names which are given them above. From Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, commanding Fort Independence, I received the following statement:— Mounted in Barbette. 27 32-pounder guns. 13 24-pounder guns. 2 10-inch mo<
, and in giving instructions how to make out the rolls for the payment of the men who elected to take the twenty dollars a month State bounty; and impressed upon the officers the importance of having the returns made regularly. Those which I saw were the Fifty-ninth, Fifty-seventh, Twenty-ninth, Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, and Twenty-first which is consolidated with the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-second which has been consolidated with the Eighteenth, Twenty-second, and Ninth. I also visited Captain Jones and the Eleventh Battery, and found both officers and men in first-rate condition. This company has charge of three small forts, in the line of works near General Ferrara's headquarters. These comprise all the Massachusetts organizations I could visit to-day. I found the men generally in good health and spirits. The consolidation of old regiments with new ones causes some irritation; but, on the whole, I found a general good feeling prevailing. This being the day for muster for pay,