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e operations. General Hooker remained in command of the Army of the Potomac until June, when he was superseded by General Meade. We have already briefly recited the formation and departure of our nine months troops: we now proceed to briefly to the end of the war. All of them were in the Army of the Potomac, and advanced, under the lead of General Grant and General Meade, across the Rapidan, fought their way through the thickets of the Wilderness, and in every battle of that memorable ced assistant Adjutant-General of the State, that he might accept a position as a volunteer officer on the staff of Major-General Meade. He immediately joined the Army of the Potomac, and served on the staff of General Meade until the close of the wGeneral Meade until the close of the war with distinguished bravery and fidelity to duty. There are few instances on the military record of Massachusetts of truer patriotism and more ardent devotion to the cause of the Union, than that exhibited by Colonel Lyman. He gave up the comfor
the year just ended, on almost every field, and in every department of the army, where our flag has been unfurled,—at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and Fort Wagner; at Chickamauga, Knoxville, and Chattanooga; under Hooker, Meade, Banks, Gilmore, Rosecrans, Burnside, and Grant. In every scene of danger and of duty,—along the Atlantic and the Gulf; on the Tennessee, the Cumberland, the Mississippi, and the Rio Grande; under Dupont, Dahlgren, Foote, Farragut, and Porter,—ttly promote their completion, and the General will come here personally to assist. The authority asked for was not given; but these regiments, as soon as completed, were forwarded to the Army of the Potomac, and afterwards went with Grant and Meade in their advance through the Wilderness. Major-General W. S. Hancock, commanding the Second Army Corps, then on recruiting service at Harrisburg, Pa., to fill up his corps, wrote to the Governor, requesting him to use every means in his power <
fantry, had been sentenced to be hanged for desertion, and that General Meade had approved the sentence. The Governor writes,— This maa pass to any part of the Potomac Army. He also telegraphed to General Meade's headquarters to have an ambulance at the station for my use. t corps are on each side of it. Twelve miles from City Point is General Meade's station. His headquarters are nearly a mile from there. I found the ambulance waiting for me. We drove to General Meade's quarters, and found Brigadier-General Williams, his chiefof-staff, and also Liyour Excellency of assistant Adjutant-General of Massachusetts. General Meade was not in his quarters, and I did not see him until my return. knew. We stopped here about an hour, and then passed on to Major-General Meade's headquarters, my intention being to pass the night with Co Corps, Hancock's and Warren's. I had a pleasant interview with General Meade, who warmly urged upon me the importance of filling up the old
ted so largely to the edification and delight of those who listened. Speeches were made by General Barlow, General Devens, Governor Andrew, President Hill, Major-General Meade, U. S. A., Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rear-Admiral Davis, U. S.N., Major-General Force of Ohio, Rev. Dr. Thompson of New York, Colonel Thomas W. Higginson, and Reant-Colonel Theodore Lyman, who had been commissioned assistant adjutant-general by Governor Andrew, that he might serve as a volunteer officer on the staff of General Meade. We find on the Governor's files a copy of a letter dated April 19, Headquarters Army of the Potomac, addressed to Colonel Lyman by his commanding general:— mac during your leave of absence from Massachusetts, having frequently been brought to my attention, as well by the emphatic and personal mention thereof by Major-General Meade, U. S. A., as by correspondence, I desire to express to you my warm, cordial, thanks, as commander-in-chief of the militia of this Commonwealth, for the val