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This letter was published, by direction of the Governor, in the Boston newspapers, and was copied generally throughout the State. It put an end to the controversy; and the Adjutant-General had the satisfaction of receiving letters from a number of members of the convention, acknowledging their mistake, and regretting the injustice which the convention had done to that officer. In the first six months of the year, the following new regiments were organized, and sent to the front— The Fifty-sixth, Colonel Charles E. Griswold, was organized at Readville, and left the State March 20. The Fifty-seventh, Colonel William F. Bartlett, was organized at ‘Camp Wool,’ Worcester, and was sent forward April 18. The Fifty-eighth, nine companies, was recruited at Readville, and was sent to the front, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel John C. Whiton, April 28. The Fifty-ninth was recruited at Readville, by Colonel Jacob P. Gould. It left the State April 26.
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