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[66] of Middleborough, captain. The lieutenants were Cephas Washburn, of Kingston, and Charles P. Lyon, of Halifax.

Company B, ‘Standish Guards,’ of Plymouth. Charles C. Doten, of Plymouth, captain; Otis Rogers, of Plymouth, and William B. Alexander, of Boston, lieutenants.

Company B, ‘Cambridge City Guards,’ of Cambridge. This company was the first company raised for the war in Massachusetts, and was organized in January, 1861, and attached temporarily to the Fifth Regiment. It was recruited out of the Cambridge ‘Wide Awake Club.’ Its officers were James P. Richardson, captain; Samuel E. Chamberlain and Edwin F. Richardson, lieutenants,—all of whom belonged to that part of the city of Cambridge known as Cambridgeport.

Company G, the ‘Assonet Light Infantry,’ Freetown. John W. Marble, captain; Humphrey A. Francis and John M. Dean, lieutenants,—all of Freetown.

Company H, ‘Samoset Guards,’ Plympton. Lucian L. Perkins, of Plympton, captain; Oscar E. Washburn, of Plympton, and Southworth Loring, of Middleborough, lieutenants.

Company K, ‘Bay State Light Infantry,’ Carver. William S. McFarlin, of South Carver, captain; John Dunham, of North Carver, and Francis L. Porter, of New Bedford, lieutenants.

Company L, ‘New Bedford City Guards.’ Timothy Ingraham, captain; and James Barton and Austin S. Cushman, lieutenants,—all of New Bedford.

This company left New-Bedford early on the morning of the 16th. Its departure was witnessed by thousands of citizens. Addresses were made by ex-Governor John H. Clifford and the Mayor of the city. The following is an extract from Governor Clifford's speech:—

You, New-Bedford Guards,—guards of honor and safety to your fellow-citizens! We know, that, when brought to the test, you will be justified and approved. It was a severe trial to be summoned away in time of peace and prosperity; but it may be the discipline of a beneficent Providence, to remind us of our blessings, and that as a people we might show to the world whether we are worthy of liberty. We remain: you go forth. The ties of affection, the tenderness of mother, wife, sister, and friends, cluster around this hour. All these

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