was in New Orleans; and John McKay, Jr.
, of Canton
, was chosen to fill the vacancy.
, however, soon after returned home, and joined his company at Fortress Monroe
Company B, ‘Light Infantry,’ Easton
. Officers: Milo M. Williams
, captain; Linton Waldron
and William E. Bump, Jr.
, lieutenants,—all of Easton
Company C, ‘Light Infantry,’ Braintree
. Officers: Cephas C. Bumpus
, captain; James T. Stevens
and Isaac P. Fuller
, lieutenants,—all of Braintree
Company D, ‘Light Infantry,’ Randolph
. Officers: Horace Niles
, captain; Otis S. Wilbur
and H. Frank Wales
, lieutenants,—all of Randolph
Company E, ‘Light Infantry,’ South Abington
Officers: Charles F. Allen
, captain; Lewis Soule
and John W. Mitchell
, lieutenants,—all of South Abington
Company F, ‘Warren Light Guards,’ Foxborough
. Officers: David L. Shepard
, captain; Moses A. Richardson
and Carlos A. Hart
, lieutenants,—all of Foxborough
Company G, ‘Light Infantry,’ Taunton
. Officers: Timothy Gordon
, captain; Zaccheus Sherman
and Frederick A. Harrington
, lieutenants,—all of Taunton
Company H, ‘Hancock Light Guards,’ Quincy
. Officers: Franklin Curtis
, captain; Edward A. Spear
and Benjamin F. Meservey
, lieutenants,—all of Quincy
Company I, ‘Lincoln Light Guards,’ Hingham
. Officers: Luther Stephenson, Jr.
, captain; Charles Sprague
and Nathaniel French, Jr.
, lieutenants,—all of Hingham
This company was named in honor of Major-General Benjamin Lincoln
, of revolutionary renown.
This regiment was ready to march on the 16th; but transportation could not be arranged until the next day. Its destination was Fortress Monroe
It left Faneuil Hall at three o'clock on the afternoon of the 17th, and marched to the State House
, where it was addressed by Governor Andrew
, who said,—
It gives me unspeakable pleasure to witness this array from the good Old Colony.
You have come from the shores of the sounding sea, where lie the ashes of Pilgrims; and you are bound on a high