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Give Sherman the next one, as soon as possible.
The name of General Sherman henceforth ceased to appear in the correspondence.
He was assigned to another department.
The command of the special expedition was given to General Burnside, and five Massachusetts regiments composed a part of it. These were the Twenty-first, Twenty-third, Twenty-fourth, Twenty-fifth, and Twenty-seventh.
The camp of rendezvous was at Annapolis, and the point of attack was North Carolina, by way of the Secretary of War, that he had issued no orders, and would issue none, tending to interfere with the State authorities.
He concludes this able letter by saying,—
I shall do exactly by you as I have done by General Sherman and General Burnside,—that is to say, I shall use every exertion to furnish troops for the service you propose, in our full proportion; but it must be done by pursuing such methods and plans as we have found necessary for the general advantage of the service.
e services of Massachusetts soldiers in the war. He said,—
They have fought, many have fallen, under McClellan and Burnside, both dear to them; under Butler and Banks, both soldiers of Massachusetts, bringing laurels to her brow.
They have stoivided only by the Rappahannock from the rebel forces.
Major-General Joseph Hooker had succeeded Generals McClellan and Burnside in command.
For his qualities as a strategetical and brave general, great hopes of success were entertained.
He was pohis attention to the case of David E. Goodfellow, an enlisted man in the Twenty-first Regiment, who had served under General Burnside in the capture of Roanoke Island, Beaufort, and Newbern, N. C. In January, 1862, he had been detailed by General BurGeneral Burnside to help lay a railroad-track at Annapolis, Md., a business which he was acquainted with.
He remained faithful to his duty until he was prostrated with a fever, and received a furlough to come home from Mr. Goddard, who had charge of the Govern