he Nineteenth regiment should take possession of the place, maintain a provost guard, preserve order, and see that all the outlets were guarded.
The Colonel was waited on by a committee of ladies who insisted on cooking something for the men, and, after a little argument, this was agreed to upon condition that the officers should pay something for their trouble.
The night passed quietly and peacably.
Orders were received by the corps, however, to start at four o'clock in the morning, July 1st, without rations, on a march of 36 miles along the Tarrytown road.
During the morning was heard the low murmur of distant cannonading, and, as the line advanced, the sound grew until it deepened into the thunders of Gettysburg's first day.
The regiment frequently met scattered portions of the Eleventh Corps returning,—winded—from the field, and, as usual, in such an event, there was much badinage between the men as they passed.
What's all that noise about?
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uarters Army of the Potomac, current series, and on the following morning began its return journey toward Readville, Mass.
The command left Washington at 10 A. M., Baltimore at 4.45 P. M. on the same day; arrived in Philadelphia at 6 A. M. on July 1st.
It is needless to say that from the Philadelphians the regiment experienced a cordial and substantial welcome at the Old Cooper Shop.
Leaving Philadelphia at 2 P. M. on July 1, the men reached New York on the same night and there the regimeJuly 1, the men reached New York on the same night and there the regiment received from Colonel Howe, his associates and friends, a reception worthy of it and them.
Leaving New York at 3 P. M., July 2, the regiment arrived at Readville at 9 A. M. on July 3, to await final discharge and payment.
The men were allowed to leave for their homes immediately and with only the delay necessary to dispose of guns and equipments, they took advantage of the opportunity.
Of the 37 commissioned officers who left Massachusetts with the regiment in 1861, only 1 returned,—Co
, corp., (E), July 25, ‘61; 21; died of wounds July 1, ‘62.
Albin, Thomas, priv., (—), Aug. 21, ‘61y 28, ‘61; 18; transf.
to V. R.C. from Co. C, July 1, ‘65; N. F.R. Boardman, Ferdinand B., priv., (riv., (E), July 25, ‘61; 32; killed in action, July 1, ‘62.
Carpenter, John, priv., (G), Aug. 23, ‘ 26, ‘61; 21; wounded June 30, ‘62; 2nd Lieut. July 1, ‘62; dropped Oct. 13, 1862; is reported trans21; re-en.
Jan. 30, 1864; transf.
to V. R.C. July 1, ‘63; re-transf.
to G. 19th; disch.
June 24,B), July 26, ‘61; 19; transf.
to 10th V. R.C. July 1, ‘63; disch.
July 28, ‘64.
E., m. H. 2nd., priv., (C), Feb. 17, ‘62; 33; died July 1, ‘62 at Harrison's Landing, Va. Johnson, Bernag. 1, ‘61; 32; wounded Sept. 17, ‘62; deserted July 1, ‘63 at Tarrytown, N. Y. Sullivan, Patrick J.dridge; N. F.R. Tuttle, Thos.
W., priv., (I), July 1, ‘61; 18; killed in action July 3, ‘63, Gettys, priv., (C), Sept. 10, ‘61; 20; disch.
disa. July 1, ‘62.
Wagoner, Hiram, priv., (H), Nov. 26