railroad Company, and ten tons of cartridges of shot and grape.
They marched to the Worcester Railroad Depot, between one and two o'clock that afternoon, ready to start; but waited until the next morning for the Fifth Regiment.
They went to New York in the same train with the Fifth, and to Annapolis
in the transports with four of the companies of that regiment.
Orders were issued from the State House
on Saturday, the 20th of April, for the Third Battalion to go forward to Washington
It consisted then of three companies, with headquarters in Worcester
They were in line, ready to proceed, at five o'clock that afternoon.
The battalion was addressed by Hon. Isaac Davis
, and by Major Devens
, in command.
A prayer by Rev. Dr. Hill
closed the ceremony.
At half-past 10 that evening, they took the cars for New York, where they arrived early on the morning of the 21st.
While there, they quartered in the armory of the New-York Seventh.
During the day, they were visited by Hon. Charles Sumner
, who made a short address.
At eight o'clock, they embarked on board the transport Ariel
, with a part of the Fifth Regiment, and arrived at Annapolis
on the morning of the 24th, where they remained until the 2d of May, when they were ordered to Fort McHenry
, in the harbor of Baltimore
, which they reached by transport on the morning of the third.
The field and staff of the Third Battalion of Rifles were, Charles Devens, Jr.
, major; John M. Goodhue
, adjutant; James E. Estabrook
, quartermaster; Oramel Martin
, surgeon; Nathaniel S. Liscomb
; George T. White
, quartermaster-sergeant,—all of Worcester
Company A, ‘City Guards,’ Worcester
. Officers: Augustus R. B. Sprague
, captain; Josiah Pickett
, George C. Joslin
, Orson Moulton
, Elijah A. Harkness
, lieutenants,—all of Worcester
Company B, ‘Holden Rifles,’ Holden
. Officers: Joseph H. Gleason
, of Holden
, captain: Phineas R. Newell
; Edward F. Devens
; Samuel F. Woods
; George Bascom
Company C, ‘Emmet Guards,’ Worcester
. Officers: Michael P. McConville
, captain; Michael O'Driscoll
, Matthew J.