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Edward S. Rand, Esq., of Boston, who had a son, an officer, in the First Regiment of Massachusetts Cavalry, in April, 1862, visited the regiment, then stationed at Hilton Head, S. C. Of this regiment, much complaint had been made, even before it left the State, concerning the severilly making the State Treasury a savings bank.
It appears, from the report of the State Treasurer for 1866, that the first allotments forwarded to him were in April, 1862; and that—
The whole amount, for that year, including about $10,000, placed on interest, was $202,905.56
In 1863, including $90,000 on interest, was 698,29 as military commanders, who assumed control of all enlistments, mustering, subsistence, and transportation of men. The military commander in Massachusetts, in April, 1862, was Colonel Hannibal Day, U. S. A.
This change in mode of recruiting was not satisfactory at first; but, after it was in operation some time, certain modifi