by Governor Banks
; he was also acting Quartermaster and Inspector-General
of the Commonwealth
,—the entire duties of which offices he performed with the assistance of William Brown
, of Boston
, clerk, and one man, who had charge of the State arsenal at Cambridge
, in which were deposited the arms and munitions of war belonging to the Commonwealth
, except those which were loaned to the companies of active militia, and cared for in their several armories.
The personal military staff of the Governor
was limited by law to four aides-de-camp
, each with the rank and title of lieutenant-colonel.
appointed, as his military aids, Horace Binney Sargent
, of West Roxbury
(senior aid); Harrison Ritchie
, of Boston
; John W. Wetherell
, of Worcester
; and Henry Lee, Jr.
, of Brookline
had served on the staff of Governor Banks
He remained on the staff of Governor Andrew
until he was commissioned lieutenant-colonel of the First Regiment of Massachusetts Cavalry, in August, 1861, when Colonel Ritchie
became senior aid, and John Quincy Adams
, of Quincy
, was appointed to fill the vacancy.
was represented in the Thirty-sixth Congress, which ended March 4, 1861, by Charles Sumner
and Henry Wilson
, in the Senate, and by Thomas D. Elliot
, James Buffinton
, Charles Francis Adams
, Alexander H. Rice
, Anson Burlingame
, John B. Alley
, Daniel W. Gooch
, Charles R. Train
, Eli Thayer
, Charles Delano
, and Henry L. Dawes
, in the House of Representatives.
Before the war, and during the war, Mr. Sumner
was chairman of the Committee
on Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Wilson
of the Militia
and Military Affairs, two of the most important committees of that body, which positions they now hold.
In the Thirty-seventh Congress, which terminated March 4, 1863, Benjamin F. Thomas
succeeded Mr. Adams
, who resigned his seat upon receiving the appointment of Minister to England
, Samuel Hooper
succeeded Mr. Burlingame
, who was appointed Minister to China
, and Goldsmith F. Bailey
succeeded Mr. Thayer
In the Thirty-eighth Congress, which terminated March 4th, 1865, Oakes Ames
succeeded Mr. Buffinton
, George S.