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[595] ceremonies took place on the 7th of May. The services in the church were attended by His Excellency Governor Andrew, and his military staff, and a vast concourse of the citizens of Chelsea. The funeral procession was very long, business being almost wholly suspended. The report was ordered to be inscribed on the city records, together with the following preamble and resolutions:—
Whereas the city government have learned with feelings of deep sorrow of the death of George A. Noyes, William D. Smith, Walter B. Andrews, and Allen A. Kingsbury, members of the First Massachusetts Regiment, Company H of Chelsea, who were killed in making a gallant attack in front of the rebel lines at Yorktown; it is therefore—

Resolved, That we in common with our fellow citizens tender to the families of the heroic dead our heartfelt sympathy.

Resolved, That their gallant conduct on the field of battle deserves our warmest praise, and should stimulate us all to noble deeds, and that although dead the memory of their patriotism will still live.

Resolved, That the gallant charge of Company H, First Massachusetts Regiment, our own Chelsea volunteers, on the 26th of April, 1862, before Yorktown, has added new honors to their record, and reflected new credit upon the city. Our gratitude for the reputation cherished, our admiration for the bravery displayed, and our sympathy for the loss they suffered, are fully due and are cordially tendered, with the hope that they may be spared to enjoy the honor so nobly earned.

Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing resolutions, signed by the mayor and the president of the common council, be transmitted to the respective families of the deceased.

mayor's office, city Hall, Chelsea, June 21, 1862.
To the city council;
I have too long delayed notifying you officially of the presentation to the city, by Lieutenant-Colonel Wells of the First Massachusetts Regiment, of a musket taken from the redoubt near Yorktown, which was carried by Company H, on the 26th of April, 1862. Colonel Wells had command of the expedition, and he felt that as the Chelsea boys had the honor of the exploit, and had also its fearful cost, so the city should retain possession of this memento.

Yours truly,

Frank B. Fay, Mayor.

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