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on Common forthwith. The question which militia company arrived first in Boston is not wholly easy to settle. In the annual report of Adjutant-General Schouler (January, 1862) it was expressly stated that the first to arrive were three from Marblehead (Cos. B, C, H, 8th Regiment), and that they arrived at the Eastern depot at 9 A. M. Adjutant-General's report, January, 1862, p. 8. Six years later, in his History of Massachusetts in the Civil War, he modified the statement, saying that he rles F. Allen, late captain Co. E, 4th Regiment M. V. M., afterwards major 38th Mass. Infantry. If, therefore, the first statement of Adjutant-General Schouler was correct, Captain Allen's Abington company had distinct precedence over the three Marblehead companies; whereas, if the Adjutant-General's modified statement of 1868 is to be accepted, the matter is left more indefinite. As a matter of fact, the controversy is not of great importance, because many companies took the first trains on th