- The call for troops -- the Marblehead companies First in Boston -- the excitement of the people -- headquarters of regiments -- four regiments calledfor -- General Butler to command -- New companies organized -- Liberaloffers of substantial aid -- Dr. George H. Lyman, Dr. William J. Dale,Medical service -- action of the Boston Bar -- the Clergy, Rev. Mr. Cudworth -- the women of the State -- the men of the State -- liberal offers ofService and money -- Robert B. Forbes, coast guard -- Colonel John H. Reed appointed Quartermaster -- the personal staff -- Executive Council -- Mr. Crowninshield appointed to purchase arms in Europe -- an Emergencyfund of two hundred thousand dollars -- letter of the Governor to Secretary Cameron -- General Butler consulted -- the route by Annapolis -- narrative of Samuel M. Felton -- Mr. Lincoln's journey to Washington -- his escape from Assassination -- the Third Regiment -- speech of Ex-Governor Clifford -- the Fourth Regiment -- address of Governor Andrew -- departure for Fortress Monroe -- the Sixth Regiment -- departure forWashington -- reception in New York and Philadelphia -- the Eighth Regiment -- departure -- speeches of Governor Andrew and General Butler -- reception on the route -- arrival in Philadelphia -- the Fifth Regimentsails from New York for Annapolis -- Major Cook's Light Battery ordered toWashington -- the Third Battalion of Rifles sent forward -- the Massachusetts Militia -- arrival of the Third Regiment at Fortress Monroe -- Attemptto save Norfolk Navy Yard -- the Fourth Regiment the First to land inVirginia -- Fortress Monroe -- Big Bethel -- the Fifth Regiment -- Battleof Bull Run -- the Sixth Regiment -- its March through Baltimore -- Thenineteenth of April -- First blood shed -- the Eighth Regiment -- Lands atAnnapolis -- Saves the frigate Constitution -- Arrives in Washington -- Therifle Battalion at Fort McHenry -- Cook's Battery at Baltimore -- end of theThree months' service -- conclusion.
The call for troops, mentioned in the last paragraph of the preceding chapter, came from Washington by telegraph, through Henry Wilson, of the United-States Senate; which was dated April 15, 1861, and asked for twenty companies, to be sent on separately. In the course of the day, formal requisitions were received from the Secretary of War and the Adjutant-General of the Army for two full regiments. By command of Governor Andrew, Special Order No. 14 was immediately issued by the