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y and garrison the town. In the battle of Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862, following on the fall of Yorktown, Maj.-Gen. Joseph Hooker, a Massachusetts officer, was in command, and received at this time his epithet of Fighting Joe. Regiments from this State took a leading part, including the 1st, 7th and 11th, besides the 10th, which sustained no loss. The 1st was on the skirmish line and sustained its previously good character; the 7th, a Bristol County regiment, under command of Col. Nelson H. Davis (succeeding Col. Darius N. Couch, now promoted brigadier-general), was brought forward most successfully at a critical juncture, and rendered much service at small loss, while the 11th, a regiment known as the Boston Volunteers, under Colonel Blaisdell, was especially complimented by Governor Andrew for its good conduct, and the regiment received a new regimental color. Michael A. Dillon, of the 2d New Hampshire Infantry (Co. G.), a native of Massachusetts, won a medal of honor in th