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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 1: from Massachusetts to Virginia. (search)
applied to me to receive the Andrew Light guard, --a company raised in Salem by the then Captain Cogswell; as it will add, writes the Governor, to the completion of your command, to aid which I shall always be happy. On the ninth of May the Governor applied to me for an appointment for Dr. R. H. Salter, as surgeon; adding, If I were selecting a regiment, he is the man of all others I should choose as surgeon of a regiment; and again, May 16, in a letter to me introducing Mr. Fisher and Major Ayer, of Medway, the latter of whom had seventyone men on his rolls. This company, discarding their own elected officers, took those I designated, and became Company E of the Second Regiment. And again, on the same day, May 16, I received another letter written for the Governor by an officer of his staff, in which Governor Andrew applies to me to take into my regiment two German companies enlisted in Boston, then being supported by Mr. Urbino and others of their countrymen, who could ill aff