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Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 1: organization of the regiment. (search)
month. You are ordered to favor expedition in every practicable way. Yours truly, Wm. Schouler, Adjt. Gen. On August 26, 1861, the following order was issued: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, A. G. O., Boston, Aug. 26, 1861. Col. Hinks, Commanding, 19th Regt. Mass. Vols. Sir: You are directed to proceed with your command on Tuesday, 27th inst., to Washington, D. C. When you arrive there, you will report yourself to Brig. Gen. Mansfield U. S.A. and await orders. Quartermaster General Reed is directed to furnish you with transportation for your Regiment and you will take the route prescribed in the orders you receive from him. By order of His Excellency, John A. Andrew, Gov. & Com. in Chief. In consequence of this, the following Special Order was issued: S. O. 411. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Headquarters, Boston, Aug. 27, 1861. Col. Edw. Hinks, commanding the 19th Regt. Mass. Vols., having requested that the rank of Company Officers in that Reg
regulation blue, beside the ambulances. Boston was reached at 5.15 o'clock and an immense crowd welcomed the regiment at the station. The men quickly formed in column and marched through Canal, Blackstone, Commercial, State, Washington, School and Beacon Streets to the common, where a halt was made. Here an hour's rest was had and an opportunity given for a final leave taking of friends and relatives. The regiment was visited here by Adjutant General William Schouler and Quartermaster General John H. Reed, and here the Chaplain, Rev. J. C. Cromack, was presented, by William B. May, with a beautiful sword, belt and sash. This visit to Boston was a great event for the members from the country towns, many of whom had never seen the city and their great desire to see Boston Common and the State House was now gratified. They felt jolly and were bound to make the most of the picnic. Awkward, helpless in all these small prosaic arts by which the veteran ekes out the scant comforts
................................ 180, 186 Raymond, Alfred A.,................................................... 189 Reagan, James B.,..................................................... 323 Ream's Station, Va.,.............................................. 343, 346 Reardon, D. F.,.............................................. 249 Rectortown,.......................................................... 158 Redding, Michael,.......................................... 171, 186 Reed, John H., Qr. M. Gen.,........................................... 6, 10 Reichardt, Joseph,.................................................... 331 Reno, General,..................................................... 129 Restell, John Jr.,............................................... 107, 329 Return to Boston,................................................... 297 Reynolds, General,................................................... 225 Reynolds, John P., Jr., 4, 8, 23, 24, 28, 43, 47, 49, 51,