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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 110 6 Browse Search
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ee, Jr. meeting ofOfficers in Governor's room Colonel Ritchie sent to Washington his letters to the Governor Binney Sargent, of West Roxbury (senior aid); Harrison Ritchie, of Boston; John W. Wetherell, of Worcester; aof Massachusetts Cavalry, in August, 1861, when Colonel Ritchie became senior aid, and John Quincy Adams, of Quon the 2d of February, Governor Andrew detailed Colonel Ritchie, of his staff, to visit Washington, to confer cned here. Your Excellency's most obedient, Harrison Ritchie, Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp. Pnecessary: that he cannot tell at present. Colonel Ritchie left Washington the next day, and, on arriving e future. In connection with the letters of Colonel Ritchie, the following extract from a letter addressed and Western portions of the United States. Colonel Ritchie did not leave Washington until he had come to a Governor had been given to this subject before Colonel Ritchie had returned from Washington:— Mr. Forbes
private gentlemen, who had volunteered their services. From the hour the telegram was received by the Governor, the pressure of business upon the executive and military departments of the State became more and more urgent. Colonels Sargent, Ritchie, Lee, and Wetherell, of the Governor's personal staff, were on duty, answering inquiries, writing letters, and attending to the multiplicity of details which the duties of the executive rendered necessary. The Executive Council was also in sessdrew. General Butler was appointed on the 17th to command the Massachusetts Brigade. He established temporary headquarters in the State House. He was consulted by the Governor in regard to the movement of the troops; the letters which Colonel Ritchie had written from Washington, in February, were read to him; and the arrangements which had been agreed upon by General Scott and the Governor, that troops, when called for, should be sent by sea to Annapolis or by the Potomac River to Washin
to be sir, your most respectful and obedient servant, Horace Binney Sargent, Aide-de-camp. June 10.—The Governor writes to Governor Buckingham, of Connecticut, I have your letter of the 7th, inclosing duplicate letter of credit for £ 10,000 on George Peabody, which you state will be sent to Mr. Crowninshield. That gentleman has already received orders to execute your orders; and I trust that he will be able to do so. On the same day, the Governor gave written instructions to Colonel Ritchie, of his personal staff, to visit our regiments at the front, and confer with General Scott as regards future movements, and to report. The Governor writes to General Scott, asking the discharge of Captain Henry S. Briggs, of the Eighth Regiment, M. V.M., three months regiment, that he may commission him colonel of the Tenth Regiment, three years service. Captain Briggs was discharged, and commissioned colonel of the Tenth, June 21, 1861. He served gallantly through the war, and was a
and, as an encouragement to this end, he telegraphed, on the twenty-second day of June, to Colonel Ritchie, who was then in Washington, Wouldn't it be expedient for the Massachusetts militia-men now Massachusetts troops at that post, under his command; it having been represented to him by Colonel Ritchie, of his staff, who had made a tour of inspection, that the men were suffering for the want r proper information received that they were in need of them. He had also been informed by Colonel Ritchie that the men were in want of shoes; but no intimation of the kind had reached him from the s whatever, and fail to obtain them from the United States, the State will furnish them. Colonel Ritchie had also informed the Governor, that there were, at Fortress Monroe, several hundred pairs We will only state the fact, that, on the 11th of November, we received a letter from Colonel Ritchie, senior aid, directing the Adjutant-General to issue Order No. 570, which was, in substance, th
edAgents visits of the Adjutant-General, Colonel Ritchie, and Colonel Johnq. Adams, to the front , a letter addressed to His Excellency by Colonel Ritchie, of his personal staff, upon popular milister and suffering, the Adjutant-General, Colonel Ritchie, Colonel John Q. Adams, and Dr. Bowditch,the 20th of July, the Governor despatched Colonel Ritchie, of his personal staff, to the James Riveg and Malvern Hill. On the 28th of July, Colonel Ritchie had reached Harrison's Bar, James River,mmediate draft. General Burnside offered Colonel Ritchie passage to Fortress Monroe in his flag-bodress would stop a man at every step. Colonel Ritchie found, at Newport News, three divisions oe hardships and exposures of the army. Colonel Ritchie next visited the Twenty-eighth Regiment, gentlemen referred to. In five days after Colonel Ritchie wrote the report from which we quote,—vizdied May 12, 1864. The remaining part of Colonel Ritchie's report relates to matters not of genera[5 more...]
. I deeply regret that so many officers of the volunteer army have disappointed the expectations formed of them. The Governor adds, that he had appointed Colonel Ritchie, of his personal staff, to visit all the Massachusetts regiments in the Army of the Potomac, and to report to him their condition, and the names of the proper persons to be commissioned to fill existing vacancies of field and line officers. Of Colonel Ritchie's report to the Governor we have spoken in the preceding chapter, and from it made several extracts. On the 26th of July, Major-General Fitz-John Porter wrote to the Governor a letter, from Harrison's Landing, Va., which was pan. 4, 1862, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the appointment of Horace Binney Sargent as lieutenant-colonel of the First Regiment Massachusetts Cavalry. Harrison Ritchie became senior aide, with rank of colonel. Charles F. Blake, of Boston, was appointed assistant quartermaster-general, with the rank of major, Aug. 7, 1862
d soldiers Temperance Generalullman's expedition coast defences General Wilde John M. Forbeswrites from London Colonel Ritchie a rebel letter Robert C. Winthrop letter to Mr. Gooch, M. C. Army officers in Boston cases ofSuffering Useless to the anxiety of the Governor to have the Government place the harbor of Boston in a position to defend the city. Colonel Ritchie, of his personal staff, was sent to Washington to confer with our delegation in Congress, and the Navy and War Deparing the next four months, and that an agent be appointed to visit Europe to purchase them. The Governor requested Colonel Ritchie, of his personal staff, to accept the appointment of agent; but private business engagements would not permit of it at that time. Some contracts were made by Mr. Forbes in London. Colonel Ritchie, having arranged his business, accepted the appointment in August, and early in September sailed for England to purchase ordnance. His experience abroad, and the succ
mmunicationwith the forts letters to Senator Sumner exact condition of the defences letter of the Adjutant-General reports of General William Raymond Lee Colonel Ritchie sent to England Democratic State Convention Republican State Convention re-election of Governor Andrew the President calls for three hundred thousand morethe war. The letters of the Governor, from this time to the end of the year, relate to a variety of subjects, but chiefly in regard to the coast defences. Colonel Ritchie, of his staff, was sent to Europe, Sept. 16, to contract with parties in England for heavy ordnance, which was the great necessity of the times. His letters in importance was only second to keeping our regiments full at the front, we shall, in the next chapter, give a brief narrative of what was done in England by Colonel Ritchie. We have already kept up a running narrative of the labors performed by Governor Andrew and Mr. Forbes, and of the action taken by the Legislature and the Ex
Ordnance the condition of our defences Colonel Ritchie in England meeting of the Legislature oles Amory, Master of Ordnance. Lieutenant-Colonel Harrison Ritchie, his aide-de-camp, and two dist interests; and the Governor detailed Colonel Harrison Ritchie, his senior aide-de-camp, for that duty. Colonel Ritchie sailed on the 16th of September, 1863. He was ordered to inspect the guns aadley, went out shortly after, and joined Colonel Ritchie in England, for the purpose of studying toved correct; and, on the 6th of October, Colonel Ritchie concluded a contract with the Cavmore Iroure of those five guns of large calibre. Colonel Ritchie availed himself of Captain Blakely's fail Instructions were afterwards sent out to Colonel Ritchie, authorizing him to contract for a furtheices, among other foreign powers. When Colonel Ritchie was upon the point of returning to the Uncame in, and took them quickly on board. Colonel Ritchie was also closely watched, and had, for th[2 more...]
h Provinces. To which the Governor answered on the same day,— If, officially or personally, I can render any service toward averting or suppressing any such danger, I beg you to command me. I have directed my senior aide-de-camp, Colonel Harrison Ritchie, in concert with Major Stephen Cabot, who is the commanding officer at Fort Warren, to consult with Admiral Stringham, commanding at the Navy Yard at Charlestown, and co-operate with him in any measures he may deem expedient in this connn, assistant quartermaster-general, with the rank of major, Jan. 6. Major Preston died in Boston, Feb. 25, 1864. William W. Clapp, Jr., of Boston, assistant quartermaster-general, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, Feb. 20. Lieutenant-Colonel Harrison Ritchie, of Boston, senior aide-de-camp to the Governor, was promoted to the rank of colonel, May 14. William L. Candler, of Brookline, aide-de-camp, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, June 10. Colonel Candler's appointment was to fil
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