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ched to the Twenty-second Regiment, and left the State with it. In these two companies were many of the best marksmen in the Commonwealth. The first regiment of cavalry was ordered to be raised on the third day of September, 1861; and Colonel Robert Williams, of Virginia, one of the most accomplished cavalry officers in the regular army, was detailed to accept the command. Horace Binney Sargent, of West Roxbury, senior aide-de-camp to the Governor, was commissioned lieutenant-colonel; Greeliment was recruited at Camp Brigham, Readville, and left for the seat of war in detachments,—the first being sent forward Dec. 25; the second, Dec. 27; and the third, on Sunday, December 29, 1861. The regiment was ordered to Annapolis; and Colonel Williams was to await orders from the Adjutant-General of the United States. The regiment remained at Annapolis until the close of the year. The First Light Battery was recruited at Camp Cameron, Cambridge, by Captain Josiah Porter, assisted by W