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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 2 0 Browse Search
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lunteer company. The first company newly organized for the Civil War in Massachusetts and probably in the Northern States was that formed in Cambridge, Mass., by Capt. (afterwards colonel) James P. Richardson, the call for which company appeared in the Cambridge Chronicle, Jan. 5, 1861 (the very day of the new governor's inauguration), and in posters of the same date. The call was as follows, and is given here as the first, The next in date appears to have been that issued by Capt. Allan Rutherford of New York City, who called a meeting at the Mercer House, for a similar purpose, Jan. 11, 1861. ´╝łTownsend's Honors of the Empire State in the War of the Rebellion, p. 89.) and as forming the precursor for many others in other places; and for the same reason the subsequent proceedings are given more fully than in the case of any later company. The undersigned proposes to organize a company of volunteers to tender their services to our common country, and to do what they can