adequately the last rites of affection and regard, over the sacred relics of those honored defenders of their country, whose death will shed a new and peculiar lustre upon the community under whose auspices they fought and fell.
Resolved, That no disaster nor defeat can impair our confidence in the justice of our cause, nor shake as we trust the firm determination of the people to sustain and carry it forward with a higher impulse and a grander devotion to its final triumph.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions duly attested be sent to the families of our deceased soldiers, and to Captain Carruth.
October 5th, The aid and influence of the city was pledged to T. C. Savory
in his efforts to raise a new military company in the city, and the subject was referred to the committee on police.
1862. April 28th, A joint committee of the city council was appointed with full power ‘to make such arrangements as may be necessary for the reception of the dead and wounded of the Chelsea volunteers from the late engagement at Yorktown, Va.
’ May 26th,—
Resolved, In convention of the city council, that his honor the mayor be authorized to pledge in behalf of the city, to the volunteers who may enlist under the present call for troops, the same aid to families as is now paid under the State-aid law.
The committee on police, and Messrs. Bailey
, and Fletcher
of the common council were appointed with full powers ‘to aid the Rifle Corps
, or any other military organization which may answer the present call for troops.’
May 29th, Alderman Lothrop
from the joint committee to arrange for the reception of the bodies of those members of the Chelsea volunteers who were killed in the engagement near Yorktown, Va.
, made a detailed report of the engagement in which the men were killed.
It appeared that Mayor Fay
was at Washington
when information of the battle was received; he immediately proceeded to Yorktown
, and caused the bodies to be embalmed and forwarded to Chelsea
The names of the slain were George A. Noyes
, William D. Smith
, Walter B. Andrews
, and Allen A. Kingsbury