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‘ [74] that they rushed into our ranks, threw their arms about the necks of our soldiers, and, emptying their own pockets for our benefit, seemed fairly beside themselves with joy. I doubt if old Massachusetts ever, before or since, received such encomiums, or her sons such a generous welcome, as that night in the City of Brotherly Love.’ The regiment reached Philadelphia at seven o'clock in the evening, partook of a bountiful supper at the Continental Hotel, and were quartered for the night in the Girard House, where I shall leave them for the present.

The Eighth Regiment, which had arrived in Boston on the 16th, did not leave the city until the 18th. The field and staff officers were Timothy Monroe, of Lynn, colonel; Edward W. Hinks, of Lynn, lieutenant-colonel; Andrew Elwell, of Gloucester, major. Colonel Monroe resigned on the 12th of May: and, on the 16th of May, Edward W. Hinks was elected colonel; Andrew Elwell, lieutenant-colonel; and Ben. Perley Poore, of Newbury, major; George Creasey, of Newburyport, was appointed adjutant; E. Alfred Ingalls, of Lynn, quartermaster; Rowland G. Usher, of Lynn, paymaster; Bowman B. Breed, of Lynn, surgeon; Warren Tapley, of Lynn, assistant-surgeon; Gilbert Haven, Jr., of Malden, chaplain; John Goodwin, Jr., of Marblehead, sergeant-major; Horace E. Monroe, of Lynn, sergeant-major; and Samuel Roads, of Marblehead, drum-major.

Company A, ‘Cushing Guards,’ Newburyport. Officers: Albert W. Bartlett, of Newburyport, captain; George Barker, Gamaliel Hodges, Nathan W. Collins, all of Newburyport, and Edward L. Noyes, of Lawrence, lieutenants.

Company B, ‘Lafayette Guard,’ Marblehead. Officers: Richard Phillips, of Marblehead, captain; Abiel S. Roads, Jr., William S. Roads, and William Cash, all of Marblehead, lieutenants.

Company C, ‘Sutton Light Infantry,’ Marblehead. Officers: Knott V. Martin, of Marblehead, captain; Samuel C. Graves, Lorenzo F. Linnel, John H. Haskell, all of Marblehead, lieutenants.

Company D, ‘Light Infantry,’ Lynn. Officers: George T. Newhall, of Lynn, captain; Thomas H. Berry, E. Z. Saunderson, C. M. Merritt, all of Lynn, lieutenants.

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