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-one thousand two hundred and ninety-four. To avoid confusion, we have given, in consecutive form, the organizing and getting off the regiments during the year 1861, which required great attention and much labor, and rendered necessary the appointment of additional staff officers, and the creation of new military departments. On the twenty-fifth day of May, 1861, General Ebenezer W. Stone was appointed master of ordnance, with the rank of colonel, which position lie held until the third day of October of the same year. Albert G. Browne, Jr., of Salem, was appointed, on the twenty-seventh day of May, 1861, military secretary to the Governor, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, which position he held until the close of Governor Andrew's administration in 1865. On the thirteenth day of June, 1861, Dr. William J. Dale, of Boston, was appointed Surgeon-General of Massachusetts, with the rank of colonel. Dr. Dale and Dr. George H. Lyman had given their time and professional services
s from you. There seems to be no diminution of the zeal or the patriotism of the people of Massachusetts; and I am happy in being able to report to you that all our regiments are in a fair way to be speedily filled to the maximum standard. Oct. 3.—The Governor telegraphs to the proprietors of the Stevens House, New York, Is General Sherman in New York? if so, ask him if he wants the Massachusetts battery that will arrive there to-morrow. Oct. 7.—The Governor issues another address to this time, so far as its opinions were foreshadowed by the convention, did not favor the abolition of or interference with slavery. When charged with favoring such doctrines by the press of the opposition, the Boston Daily Advertiser of Oct. 4, three days after the convention was held, utterly disclaimed them. In its leading editorial it said,— The convention certainly disavowed any intention of indorsing the fatal doctrines announced by Mr. Sumner, with a distinctness that can be hard<
ks at New Orleans. John W. Kimball, who had served with distinction as major of the Fifteenth Regiment, three years service, was commissioned colonel of the Fifty-third. Before he could get home from the front, and take command, the regiment had left the State. He joined it, however, at New York, and went with it to Louisiana. The Eleventh Light Battery, to serve for nine months, was recruited by Captain Edward J. Jones, at Camp Meigs, at Readville. It left Massachusetts on the third day of October, under command of Captain Jones, with orders to report for duty to the Adjutant-General of the army at Washington. This was the only nine months battery raised in the State. Thus, in December, 1862, Massachusetts had in active service fifty-three regiments of infantry, one regiment and three unattached companies of cavalry, twelve companies of light artillery, two companies of sharpshooters, and three companies of heavy artillery, which were distributed as follows: Twenty-seven re
ug. 19, and at Fitchburg, Mass., the 24th, where, after a public reception, it was furloughed one week, and mustered out of service Sept. 2, by Captain I. R. Lawrence. There was but one light battery raised for the nine months service. It was recruited by Major Edward J. Jones, of Boston, in a very short time, at Readville Camp, without expense to the Commonwealth. Major Jones was commissioned captain. It was mustered into service Aug. 25, 1862, at Readville, where it remained until Oct. 3, when it was ordered to proceed to Washington, and report for orders to the Adjutant-General of the United States. The battery was assigned to General Casey's division, and was sent to Camp Barry, near Bladensburg Tollgate, D. C. Nov. 19, it was ordered to Hall's Hill, Va., where it was attached to General Abercrombie's command. On the 27th, it was ordered to report to Colonel Randall, Third Vermont Brigade, for active service in the field; the brigade being at that time near Fort Lyons, u