rs, not less of War than of Religion, are found in arms for their fathers' flag wherever it waves, from Boston to Galveston.
The troops of Massachusetts in Maryland, in Virginia, in the Carolinas, in Louisiana, in Texas; the details from her regiments for gunboat service on the Southern and Western rivers; her seamen in the navy, assisting at the reduction of the forts, from Hatteras Inlet to the city of New Orleans, or going down to that silence deeper than the sea, in the Monitor or the Cumberland, — all remember their native State as a single star of a brilliant constellation,—the many in one they call their country.
By the facts of our history, the very character of our people, and the tendencies of their education, industry, and training, Massachusetts is independent in her opinions, loyal to the Union, and the uncompromising foe of treason.
After recapitulating the many battle-fields, from Big Bethel and Cedar Mountain to Baton Rouge and Antietam, in which Massachusetts sol
lonel Frank E. Howe, in New York, to recommend to the consideration of General Ullman, who was authorized to raise a colored brigade in the South, James Miller, of Salem, as a proper person to receive a commission.
He was then serving in our Fiftieth Regiment, in the Department of the Gulf. Mr. Miller, he says, is the eldest grandand probably exert myself to send them back as much as any one; but this man is not a deserter, and should not be so regarded.
March 3.—To William D. Northend, Salem:—
You ask if an inhabitant of Salem goes directly to Virginia, and there enlists, and is mustered into the service of the United States in the Massachusetts Salem goes directly to Virginia, and there enlists, and is mustered into the service of the United States in the Massachusetts Second Regiment, can he be considered a part of the quota of Massachusetts, so that his family can receive the State aid?
I answer, most unequivocally, yes.
Brigadier-General Humphries, U. S. A., Army of the Potomac, wished Governor Andrew to commission Mr. Edward C. Rice, of Framingham, that he might appoint him on his staff.