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nder command of Colonel Lawrence, on board the De Soto. The Third Battalion of Massachusetts Rifles, under command of Major Devens, and Major Cook's Light Battery, were placed on board the same vessels; the former in the De Soto, and the latter in t proceed, at five o'clock that afternoon. The battalion was addressed by Hon. Isaac Davis, Mayor of Worcester, and by Major Devens, in command. A prayer by Rev. Dr. Hill closed the ceremony. At half-past 10 that evening, they took the cars for Newey reached by transport on the morning of the third. The field and staff of the Third Battalion of Rifles were, Charles Devens, Jr., major; John M. Goodhue, adjutant; James E. Estabrook, quartermaster; Oramel Martin, surgeon; Nathaniel S. Liscomb the war was over, with distinguished fame, and with generals' stars upon their shoulders. Among these we name Hinks and Devens and Briggs and Martin and Devereux and McCartney. Others rose to high rank, who never came back, but who fell in distant
her it is distributed, and, if so, how carefully and skilfully, and whether it is properly husbanded. I desire especially also to ascertain how it happens that we hear so much complaint from Colonel Lawrence's regiment about being stinted for food on the voyage from New-York City to Annapolis, when we are advised that Major Ladd obtained fifteen days' rations in New York for the whole command, and, shipped them on board the steamers Ariel and De Soto, on which the troops sailed. Major Charles Devens, major of the Rifle Battalion of Worcester, will be found, among others, a most intelligent person with whom to consult. Learn and report, if possible, what aid, if any, is needed in the commissary and quartermaster's departments and on the medical staff. I desire you particularly to attend to the proper distribution of the stores shipped on the steamer Cambridge, which will be due at Washington, probably on Saturday next. Please advise with Brigadier-General Butler and with Li
ately returned to his native State, and tendered his services to the Governor. On the 25th of June, he was placed in command of the regiment at Fort Warren, and left Boston with his command on the 7th of August, 1861, for Washington. This regiment was afterwards changed to heavy artillery, and during the war was known as the First Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. The Fifteenth Regiment was recruited in the county of Worcester, at Camp Lincoln, in the city of Worcester. Major Charles Devens, Jr., who commanded the Second Battalion of Rifles in the three months service, was appointed colonel. It left the State on the 8th of August, 1861: it bore a prominent part in the battle of Ball's Bluff of that year, which made it one of the marked regiments of Massachusetts. The Sixteenth Regiment was raised in Middlesex County. It was ordered to Camp Cameron, Cambridge, June 25, 1861, and left the State, August 17, 1861, for Washington. Colonel Powell T. Wyman, who commanded it
specially organized shall not be ready at that time, the Cadets, who constitute the Governor's bodyguard, will act in the mean while. The same day, he telegraphs to General Sherman, at New York, Wilson's regiment starts to-morrow for Washington. He is directed to see you in New York, and take such other orders as may be given. A sworn statement having been forwarded to the Governor, making serious charges against the quartermaster of the Fifteenth Regiment, the Governor sent it to Colonel Devens, with directions to make an investigation of the charges. In the letter, he says, I am determined that no dishonest officer shall hold a commission for any length of time, after the full proof is furnished to me which establishes his guilt; and I feel quite sure, that, in this view of my official duties, I shall have your hearty support and co-operation. The charges were not sustained. The Governor, at this time, visited Washington, where he had gone to arrange about the payment of
sixty miles up the river. The passage was somewhat hazardous, and very exciting. On landing, he says,— I should have been miserably helpless, had not General Devens sent down his orderlies, with horses and wagon, and Lieutenant Church Howe, aide-de-camp to General Sedgwick, to show me the way. We had to take refuge at thithe inspector-generalship of his staff. Revere hesitates, as he has made application for a position in one of the new regiments. The brigade commanded by General Devens included the Seventh and Tenth Massachusetts Regiments. The brigade was in Keyes's corps. These were next visited by Colonel Ritchie. The Seventh had been ain Dana, of the regular army, was the choice of nearly all. Dexter F. Parker, who has resigned his commissariat to go into the line is highly recommended by General Devens, for a major-ship in the Tenth. Captain Parker said he would not go into the regiment; but, on the suggestion that the regiment might get Captain Dana for col
report affairs at the front Recruitingbrisk Republican Convention sharp debate nominations People'sconvention General Devens nominated for Governor speeches Letterto General Dix contrabands complaints quotas filled departure ofRegiments held in Faneuil Hall on the 7th of October, composed of Democrats and conservative Republicans, at which Brigadier-General Charles Devens, Jr., was nominated for Governor; Thomas F. Plunket, of Adams, for Lieutenant-Governor; and Henry W. Paine, of The Faneuil-Hall Convention was a highly respectable body of men, and the nominations were very proper to be made. General Devens, who was put forward for Governor, had rendered efficient service by his bravery and capacity in the field, and was we in the State Administration. Governor Andrew was triumphantly re-elected; the vote for Governor being,—Andrew, 79,835; Devens, 52,587; all others, 1,733. On the thirtieth day of September, the Governor received a letter from Major John A. Bolle
e Commonwealth,—one at Long Island, in Boston Harbor, under command of Brigadier-General Devens, to which drafted men were sent; Camp Meigs, at Readville, commanded bas you may judge proper. The first colonel of the Fifteenth Regiment was Charles Devens, who had been appointed by the President brigadier-general of volunteers, ag Island, Boston Harbor. The Governor transmitted General Wool's letter to General Devens, who wrote an answer to it Feb. 22, in which he gives an interesting accoun Private Gilchrist; but he had been released before it reached that place. General Devens was not aware what had become of the money, although he knew that it had noey when they wanted it, and the captain had informed the men at Salisbury. General Devens concludes his letter as follows:— This sum should therefore be sent their town? Common prudence would seem to dictate this course. When Brigadier-General Devens had command of the camp at Long Island, a few months ago, he brought t
ide of the river. On returning to headquarters, I found thirty rebel prisoners had arrived; they had been captured in the morning. About six o'clock, Brigadier-General Devens, who had been at the front all day with General Butler, came in, and, at a later hour, Colonel Kensell, chief of staff. The General remained with the arheard in the direction of Petersburg, which lasted for two hours. Oct. 28.—Arose early. The morning was clear and pleasant. After breakfast, started with General Devens and Colonel Kensell, Colonel Dodge, and others of the staff, to the front. We rode about six miles through woods, over old cornfields, by lines of breastworkd been decided to withdraw our forces, and retire within our lines; this was not done, though, until near noon. In the mean time, I walked over the field with General Devens, and visited some of the regiments behind the breastworks. Our skirmish line was about half a mile in advance. Considerable picket-firing was kept up on bot
ed it on so many bloody fields. It was truly a re-union of the men of Harvard. Many of the young men who, three or four years before, had graduated, bore on their shoulders the insignia of generals and colonels. Among these were Barlow, Force, Devens, Payne, Hayes, Loring, Bartlett, Eustis, Sargent, Ames, Walcott, Stevens, Higginson, Savage, Palfrey, Crowninshield, and Russell. Some appeared with but one arm, others with but one leg. Then there were scrolls commemorative of those who had falms which were read; but shall content ourselves with a mere statement of the names of the gentlemen whose eloquence and genius contributed so largely to the edification and delight of those who listened. Speeches were made by General Barlow, General Devens, Governor Andrew, President Hill, Major-General Meade, U. S. A., Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rear-Admiral Davis, U. S.N., Major-General Force of Ohio, Rev. Dr. Thompson of New York, Colonel Thomas W. Higginson, and Rev. J. K. Hosmer, who was color-b