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men, civil and military, who, by their services and sacrifices, gave renown to the Commonwealth, and carried her with imperishable honor through the conflict. John A. Andrew was the twenty-first Governor of Massachusetts since the adoption of the Constitution of the State in 1780. He was born at Windham, in the District of Maine, about fifteen miles from Portland, on the 31st of May, 1818. The family was of English origin, descending from Robert Andrew, of Rowley village, now Boxford, Essex County, Mass., who died there in 1668. He was connected with most of the ancient families of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. The grandmother of Governor Andrew was the grand-daughter of the brave Captain William Pickering, who commanded the Province Galley, in 1707, for the protection of the fisheries against the French and Indians; and the mother of her husband was Mary Higginson, a direct descendant of the Reverend Francis Higginson, the famous pastor of the first church in the colony. Th
ailed from Boston, under command of Colonel George Bowler, for Newbern, N. C. This was one of the three regiments detained in Boston Harbor by the storm before referred to. The Forty-seventh Regiment was recruited at Camp Edwin M. Stanton, at Boxford, where it remained to within a few weeks of its departure from the State, when it was ordered to Camp Meigs, Readville. This regiment was recruited in a great degree by Lucius B. Marsh, Esq., who afterwards became its colonel. It broke camp onirst day of November, to report to Brigadier-General Andrews at New York. It remained in camp at Long Island several days, awaiting transportation to New Orleans. The Fiftieth Regiment was recruited and organized at Camp Edwin M. Stanton, at Boxford. The nucleus of the Fiftieth was the old Seventh Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. It left Massachusetts on the nineteenth day of November, with orders to report to Major-General Banks, at New York. The transports furnished for this