prestige belonged to his grandson, in middle life, as a mounted officer.
William Rodman spent five years at Friends' Academy in New Bedford, and two years under thHouse, and now Governor: In the session of 1862 I became warmly attached to Colonel Rodman, and our friendship ripened into intimacy.
His frank and gallant bearing, g the summer following, at a time when recruiting moved heavily in New Bedford, Rodman decided to raise a company for the war, and showed such zeal that he was ultima for New Orleans, with General Banks's expedition.
During the period of delay, Rodman wrote with his accustomed frankness: I am green as a leek, but pick up constantn the words of others.
The two letters which follow are from his cousin, Captain Rodman of the Thirty-eighth Massachusetts, and from Adjutant Loring of the same rezed over me. I heard some one say Wounded, and inquired Who?
and was told, Colonel Rodman. By the time I got to him he was already dead, supported in Lieutenant How