to speak again of this admirable institution and Colonel Howe
in a subsequent chapter.
, of Boston
, who, in the early part of the war, had tendered to the Governor
his services, free of charge, in any position where he could be of use, was appointed master of ordnance, upon the discharge of General Stone
, on the seventh day of October, 1861, with the rank of colonel.
performed the duties of the office until Jan. 9, 1863, when he resigned, there being no further necessity for his services.
He received the thanks of the Governor
, in General Orders No. 2
, series of 1863.
, of Boston
, who was chief clerk in the office of the Adjutant-General
when the war broke out, and for several years previous thereto, was commissioned Assistant Adjutant-General
, with the rank of colonel, on the twenty-ninth day of October, 1861, which position he held until removed by death, Feb. 16, 1863.
He was a faithful and intelligent officer, and died at his post.
These were all the staff commissions issued in 1861.
We now return to the correspondence of the Executive Department.
A large amount of valuable stores for our troops had been forwarded to Fortress Monroe
, in the steamer Pembroke,
early in the month of May, 1861.
The following letter, written by Colonel Lee
by direction of the Governor
, has reference to these stores:—