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uate of Harvard College, class of 1859, who was killed in battle June 30, 1862, was commissioned major. The Twentieth Regiment was recruited at Camp Massasoit, Readville, and left the State for Washington on the 4th of September, 1861. William Raymond Lee, of Roxbury, a graduate of West Point; Francis W. Palfrey, of Boston, son of Hon. John G. Palfrey; and Paul J. Revere, of Boston,—were chiefly instrumental in raising the regiment: and they were commissioned, severally, colonel, lieutenant. The roster of this regiment contains the names most distinguished in the history of Massachusetts. The Twentieth bore a prominent part in the disastrous Battle of Ball's Bluff, Oct. 21, 1861. Many of the officers were killed and wounded. Colonel Lee, Major Revere, and Adjutant Charles L. Peirson, of Salem, were taken prisoners, and confined in a cell as hostages at Richmond. We shall have occasion to speak of these gentlemen in subsequent chapters. The Twenty-first Regiment was recrui
ts were engaged in it. They behaved with great gallantry, and suffered severely, especially the Twentieth. On the 25th, Lieutenant-Colonel Palfrey telegraphed, Colonel Lee, Major Revere, Adjutant Peirson, Dr. Revere, and Lieutenant Perry, prisoners; Lieutenants Babo and Wesselhoeft, probably drowned; Lieutenant S. W. Putnam, killt-pins, all of which was furnished by the State, and paid for by the State, that the officers were commissioned by him, the colonel of the regiment was Colonel William Raymond Lee, an army officer, and graduate of West Point, now a prisoner in a felon's cell at Richmond. I would to Heaven he were back now, or that the Army of theitary surveillance, and occasionally exposed to the insulting language and demeanor of the populace of that city. Some of their number—among whom I may mention Colonel Lee and Major Revere, of the Massachusetts Twentieth Infantry, and Captains Bowman and Rockwood, of the Massachusetts Fifteenth (all of them gentlemen and soldiers,
, he says,— When the beauty of their Israel has been slain in our high places, and when her Lee and Revere, Rockwood and Bowman, lie in felon's cells, and hundreds of her sons wear out their he to communicate with the President of the United States in regard to obtaining the release of Colonel Lee and Major Revere of the Twentieth Regiment, and of Captains Rockwood and Bowman of the Fifteesterday, and assured me that the rebel privateers in New York were much better cared for than Colonel Lee and his associates in Henrico County jail, and promised to use his influence to render their nts. When you see such a man, be sure he is a good soldier. The Twenty-seventh Regiment, Colonel Lee, he found under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Lyman. Colonel Lee was acting as brigadier-Colonel Lee was acting as brigadier-general. There were only five companies in camp, the remaining five being engaged in picketing the railroad to Beaufort, and thus scattered, in small squads, along twenty miles of road. Colonel Ada
nfluence and money to the cause. To P. W. Morgan, Lee,— The quota of Lee is thirty-seven men. Raise tLee is thirty-seven men. Raise them; and if you are qualified, and I doubt not you are, a lieutenancy will doubtless be given you; but we must Why not, the Governor asks, appoint Colonel William Raymond Lee, and Captains Putnam and Bartlett, of theOn the 1st of August, the Governor detailed Colonel William R. Lee, Twentieth Regiment, to establish a camp oflying near his tent, and that the headquarters of General Lee, with his rebel army, was only three miles distanor the Army of the Potomac over the rebel army under Lee. From early spring these two armies had been face to s after this letter was written. Second, William Raymond Lee, of the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment, nowed to the manliest views of carrying on the war. Colonels Lee and Barnes are too proud and too modest to ask: I speak wholly self-moved. Colonel Lee resigned, on account of severe illness, Dec. 17, 1862, and was brev
Regiment Massachusetts Militia letters to Colonel Lee colored Cavalry letter of Secretary Stantof the Adjutant-General reports of General William Raymond Lee Colonel Ritchie sent to England Dross the Potomac into Pennsylvania, to head off Lee, who had advanced with his entire command, by acause, and weakened and discouraged the enemy. Lee was driven back behind his fortifications in Vi event sure to result in success,—the defeat of Lee's army, and the capture of Richmond. Their expolonel Holbrook 13 2 65 – 89 Forty-fourth, Colonel Lee 24 8 81 – 3 Forty-fifth, Colonel Codman 32to cruise in Massachusetts Bay. Colonel William Raymond Lee, who had commanded with distinguishl, Oct. 27, 1863, on the Governor's staff. General Lee was a graduate of West Point, and one of thity, to those contained in these reports of General Lee to the Governor of this Commonwealth. Bural, Sept. 29, with rank of captain. William Raymond Lee, chief-engineer, Oct. 24, with rank of <
unately, we were never called upon to use these guns, for which the carriages had been, meanwhile, designed by General William Raymond Lee, chief engineer on the Governor's staff; but the reception given by a few of them to the Spanish iron-clads of allowed to receive by the act of Congress was paid. The men went to the war, served faithfully, and did not return until Lee's army surrendered to General Grant, and the Rebellion was crushed. We have given considerable prominence to this subjehe Potomac had advanced from the Rapidan towards Richmond on the 3d of May, and, after six weeks of daily fighting, driven Lee and the rebel army of Virginia within the fortifications of Richmond. Grant had crossed the James River, and, practically to Savannah. The wisdom of General Grant's plan of the war is seen in this: that, by pressing the rebel forces under General Lee, and keeping them in daily activity, he made it impossible for the latter to spare enough of his force to prevent the
el's corps, which was said to be the first infantry to enter Richmond. The information of the fall of Richmond, the advance of the Union army, and the retreat of Lee, was everywhere received with the wildest demonstrations of delight, but nowhere more than in the city of Boston. State Street and the Merchants' Exchange were throto form a clear and intelligent judgment. The answer of Mr. Stanton to this letter was conveyed to Miss Van Lew, who was staying at the residence of Colonel William Raymond Lee, by the Governor, in a letter dated Sept. 18, in which Mr. Stanton is quoted as having written,— The case of Mr. Stephens has been brought to the John H. Reed, Quartermaster-General. Brigadier-General William J. Dale, Surgeon-General. Brigadier-General Richard A. Peirce, Inspector-General. Brigadier-General William Raymond Lee, Chief Engineer. Brigadier-General William L. Burt, Judge-Advocate-General. Brigadier-General Elijah D. Brigham, Commissary-General. Colonel Jos