at we are very much in want of recruits.
The quota of Nantucket is eighty-two men. I hope they will be got as soon as possible.
If you can raise a full company there, so much the better.
I inclose you the proper papers.
They may be sent to Fort Warren; but no positive assurance can be given, for, as soon as they are mustered in, they are under orders.
The company that went to Fort Warren, of which you speak, was a militia company, and is only there for six months. We can garrison the fort Fort Warren, of which you speak, was a militia company, and is only there for six months. We can garrison the fort all the time with militia companies.
What is wanted now is men for the front, as stated in General Order No. 26.
Consult with the selectmen and influential citizens, and get the eighty-two men as quick as possible.
I will furnish the transportation.
To Henry D. Capen, North Hadley,—
In answer to yours of the 7th inst., I would say that General Order 26 calls upon the towns, and every citizen in them, to get recruits; and, if we cannot get them this way, I fear the next step will be
tephen Cabot, in command of the garrison at Fort Warren, reported, with his command, in response to was laid, connecting Fort Independence and Fort Warren, which was completed Oct. 6, on which day tition of the garrisons, I visited yesterday Forts Warren, Independence, and Winthrop, and Long Islants.
Colonel Dimmock states the ordnance at Fort Warren as follows:—
Mounted in Barbette.
30 is ready now for fifty-four 10-inch guns at Fort Warren, and will be ready for a hundred or a hundrfort this fall.
The casemate armament of Forts Warren and Independence is complete.
Co. A, 1. Captain James H. Baldwin, Fort Warren, 142 men.
Co. B, 2. Captain Niebuhr, ForFort Warren, 146 men.
Co. C, 3. Captain Lyman B. Whiton, Fort Independence, 119 men.
Co. D, 4. Captain C. F. Livermore, Fort Warren, 122 men.
Co. E, 5. Captain T. J. Little, Concord, N. Il., 1.
Co. G, 7. Captain George E. Worcester, Fort Warren, 137 men.
Co. H, 8. Captain Loring S. Ri