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wrence presiding at the election. James P. Richardson was chosen captain, Samuel E. Chamberlain first lieutenant, Edwin F. Richardson second, John Kinnear third and Francis M. Doble fourth lieutenant. This was according to the old Scott system, burs. Even the regularly summoned militia companies had often more new recruits than old members; but this company of Captain Richardson's appears to have been the only essentially new company among the Massachusetts three months troops. The circumsta. Supposing Captain Cogswell's to be the first company formed for the 2d Regiment, it could only have priority over Captain Richardson's by claiming that it was a volunteer company, and that of Richardson only a volunteer militia company. But the laRichardson only a volunteer militia company. But the language of the original call shows clearly that this company was gathered expressly for the war for the Union and not for militia service within the State; and if it called itself in the enlistment roll a militia company, it was because there was as y