This gallant and accomplished officer was a graduate of Harvard College, in the class of 1853.
He was promoted lieutenant-colonel of the Second, June 13, 1862, and was mortally wounded in the battle of Antietam
, and died two days after, Sept. 19, 1862.
His body was brought home to his father's house in Brookline
, and was buried from St. Paul's Church, in that town.
The Forty-fourth Regiment, Colonel Frank Lee
, then in camp at Readville, volunteered as military escort.
The Governor and staff were present at the funeral, and the people of the village followed, with the mourning relatives, his body to the grave, where it rests quietly from the noise of civil life and the conflict of battle.
We turn from these grand but solemn memories to the controversy between the Governor
and Major-General Butler
, which stands in Massachusetts
' great record of the war as the only event in which the fulfilment of official duty grew into a protracted personal controversy.
The correspondence would make nearly one hundred pages of this volume.
The causes which led to it we shall state as briefly as we can. Massachusetts
had forwarded to the front sixteen regiments of infantry to serve for three years; and in August, 1861, was recruiting, in the various camps in the Commonwealth
, six additional regiments of infantry, one regiment of cavalry, four companies of light artillery, and one company of sharpshooters.
Two other regiments, to be composed of Irishmen, were also soon to be recruited.
It was the intention of the Governor
to have these regiments and batteries recruited to the maximum as speedily as possible; and, until they were filled, no recruiting, except for them and for regiments already in the field, would be permitted in the Commonwealth
Some of these regiments had been promised and designated as part of an expeditionary corps, to be commanded by Brigadier-General Thomas W. Sherman
, U. S. A.
arrived in Boston
about the first of September, bringing with him a letter to Governor Andrew
from Hon. Simon Cameron
, Secretary of War
, dated Washington
, Aug. 27, in which he renews a previous request, that ‘you,’