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as it swings aloft; fan it, every wind that blows; clasp it in your arms, and let it float for ever, as the starry sign of Liberty and Union, now and for ever, one and inseparable. The flag had been at the summit of the staff, rolled up as the signal-flags are on board of a man-of-war. As Governor Andrew concluded, he pulled the rope, the knot was loosened, and the flag floated out on the breeze, amid the shouts of the assembled thousands, and the playing of the Star-spangled Banner by Gilmore's band. The words of the Star-spangled Banner were then sung by F. A. Hall, Esq., of Charlestown; and the whole assemblage joined in the chorus, the ladies taking part with peculiar zest. The Governor then called for nine cheers to the glorious Star-spangled Banner, which were given with great heart, the ladies waving their handkerchiefs. When the excitement had somewhat subsided, the Governor came forward, and, in a few complimentary remarks, introduced to the audience Colonel Webst
affectionate sympathy with which I am sincerely yours, &c. The letter of Colonel Littlefield, who signs himself Colonel Fourth South-Carolina Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, is of more than ordinary interest. We do not know who Colonel Littlefield was; but he may have commanded a regiment of colored troops raised in South Carolina. His letter is dated Headquarters Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, Morris Island, S. C., in the field, July 24, 1863. He had been placed, by order of General Gilmore, in command of the Fifty-fourth after the death of Colonel Shaw, the Lieutenant-Colonel being unfit for duty by reason of severe wounds. He states that the Fifty-fourth Regiment was selected to lead the storming party upon Wagner, because they had distinguished themselves on James Island one week before, and adds,— I witnessed the charge, and, though no way connected with the regiment, I feel it my duty to bear testimony to the valor and bravely of the entire command. Colonel Sh
when we remember our sons and brothers, whose constant valor has sustained on the field, during nearly three years of war, the cause of our country, of civilization and liberty. Our volunteers have represented Massachusetts, during the year just ended, on almost every field, and in every department of the army, where our flag has been unfurled,—at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and Fort Wagner; at Chickamauga, Knoxville, and Chattanooga; under Hooker, Meade, Banks, Gilmore, Rosecrans, Burnside, and Grant. In every scene of danger and of duty,—along the Atlantic and the Gulf; on the Tennessee, the Cumberland, the Mississippi, and the Rio Grande; under Dupont, Dahlgren, Foote, Farragut, and Porter,—the sons of Massachusetts have borne their part, and paid the debt of patriotism and valor. Ubiquitous as the stock they descend from, national in their opinions and universal in their sympathies, they have fought shoulder to shoulder with men of all sections, and <
to offer a prayer. The crowd reverently bowed their heads, and listened to the outpourings of gratitude and thanksgiving for the signal victory that had crowned our arms. At the conclusion of the prayer all joined in singing America. At noon, Gilmore's Band was stationed in front of the Exchange building, and played a number of popular airs. The crowd was immense, and swayed to and fro like the waters of the ocean; and the cheers given were like its roar. Never have we seen a sight like the two brothers Abbott, and many others, whose love of country closed but with their lives. The procession was formed at eleven o'clock, under the direction of Colonel Henry Lee, Jr., who acted as chief marshal, and it marched, to the music of Gilmore's Band, to the Unitarian Church, which was crowded to its utmost limit. Charles G. Loring presided, and the services began with the singing of Luther's Psalm, A mighty fortress is our God; Rev. Dr. Walker, Ex-President of the College, read se