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Nehemiah Brown, assistant adjutant-general, Aug. 18, with rank of major.

John C. Hoadly, assistant quartermaster-general, Sept. 29, with rank of captain.

William Raymond Lee, chief-engineer, Oct. 24, with rank of brigadier-general.

James Sturgis, assistant adjutant-general, Nov. 24, with the rank of major.

Colonel Theodore Lyman was commissioned assistant Adjutant-General of the State, that he might accept a position as a volunteer officer on the staff of Major-General Meade. He immediately joined the Army of the Potomac, and served on the staff of General Meade until the close of the war with distinguished bravery and fidelity to duty. There are few instances on the military record of Massachusetts of truer patriotism and more ardent devotion to the cause of the Union, than that exhibited by Colonel Lyman. He gave up the comforts of home and family, and every thing which high character, social position, and ample wealth could procure, to endure the fatigues and brave the dangers of a volunteer staff-officer, in one of the greatest and most arduous campaigns of which the world bears record.

During the year 1863, 11,538 volunteers for three years service were recruited and mustered in, making the aggregate of three years troops furnished for the war 63,359; to which add 16,837 nine months men and 3,736 three months men, and we have the total number of men furnished by Massachusetts for the military service, from April 16, 1861, to Dec. 30, 1863, of eighty-three thousand nine hundred and thirty-two (83,932).

The number of men who enlisted in Massachusetts for the naval service during the year 1863 was 3,686, making the aggregate of men furnished by Massachusetts from the commencement of the war to Dec. 30, 1863, seventeen thousand three hundred and four (17,304), for whom no credit whatever was given by the General Government, and who did not count upon the contingent of the State. Add these to the men furnished for the military service by Massachusetts, and the total number of men

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