- General position of affairs at the beginning of 1864 -- credits in the Navy -- law of Congress -- appointment of commissioners -- circular letter -- agents to recruit in rebel States -- letter to Mr. Everett -- Governor Andrew in Washington -- pay of colored troops -- letter to the President -- letter to Mr. Stanton -- expectation of rebel attack on our coast -- Presentof a turtle -- Brigadier-General Bartlett -- letter to Governor Seymour, ofNew York–letter to the Secretary of War -- letter to the Attorney-General -- letter to Andrew Ellison -- Colonel N. A. M. Dudley -- letter of Governor Yates, of Illinois -- case of Otis Newhall, of Lynn -- case of Mrs.Bixby, of Boston -- letter to the President -- plan to burn the Northerncities -- speech of Mr. Everett -- destruction of the ‘Alabama’ -- Honorspaid to Commodore Winslow -- donations for our soldiers -- letter of Mr.Stebbins -- letter to the Union League Club, New York -- colored officers -- letter to James A. Hamilton -- battle before Nashville -- case of Jackflowers -- national conventions -- nominations -- Republican State Convention-proceedings -- Renomination of Governor Andrew -- Democratic Stateconvention -- nominations -- report of the Adjutant-General's journey tothe front -- staff appointments during the year -- conclusion.
The general position of affairs up to July 1, 1864, in the State, and at the front, we have given in the last chapter. At that time, Governor Andrew was in Washington. On the 1st of July, the Secretary of War, in order to relieve veteran troops on garrison duty at various points, and send them into active service, called for militia regiments for one hundred days service to take their places, and perform their duties. Massachusetts furnished five regiments of one hundred days men, under this call. They were,—the Fifth Regiment of Infantry, Colonel Peirson, which left the State July 28, and was stationed at Fort Marshall, in the vicinity of Baltimore; the Sixth Regiment of Infantry, Colonel Follansbee, which was sent forward July 20, and was detailed for duty at Fort Delaware, Md., a depot for rebel prisoners; the Eighth Regiment of Infantry, Colonel Peach, which left the State July 26, and was stationed for duty at Baltimore and Cockeysville, Md. The Forty-second Regiment