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[68] Cameron was in New Orleans; and John McKay, Jr., of Canton, was chosen to fill the vacancy. Lieutenant Cameron, 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

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