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direct. Give Sherman the next one, as soon as possible. The name of General Sherman henceforth ceased to appear in the correspondence. He was assigned to another department. The command of the special expedition was given to General Burnside, and five Massachusetts regiments composed a part of it. These were the Twenty-first, Twenty-third, Twenty-fourth, Twenty-fifth, and Twenty-seventh. The camp of rendezvous was at Annapolis, and the point of attack was North Carolina, by way of Roanoke Island and Newbern. The expedition was successful. Major-General Butler, having assumed command of the Department of New England, and established his headquarters at Boston, on the 5th of October issued his first general order, announcing his staff, and directing all officers in command of troops mustered in the service of the United States to report, either in person or by letter, to his headquarters. An official copy of this order was forwarded to Governor Andrew. On the 5th of Octobe
he House speech of Mr. Bullock of Caleb Cushing proceedings of the Legislature Abstracts of military laws passed Massachusetts prisoners in Richmond clothing sent letter from Adjutant Pierson expedition of General Burnside capture of Roanoke Island Massachusetts troops First to land care of the sick and wounded Dr.Hitchcock sent on the wounded in New York Colonel Frank E. Howe establishment of the New-England rooms care of the sick andWounded the Army of the Potomac the woundeds had encountered a succession of severe storms for nearly two weeks the ships were at sea; great difficulty was encountered in crossing the bar at Cape Hatteras, which was at length successfully surmounted. When the fleet came to anchor off Roanoke Island, an escaped slave came on board the ship to General Burnside, with whom he had a long interview, and gave much valuable information in regard to the best place to land, and the force of the enemy on the island. The troops disembarked on th
l policy of the State. In the Adjutant-General's office, an equal number were written, of which we can refer only to a few, to illustrate some of the difficulties against which the State officers had to contend. On the 12th of January, the Adjutant-General, by direction of the Governor, wrote to Mr. Gooch, member of Congress, calling his attention to the case of David E. Goodfellow, an enlisted man in the Twenty-first Regiment, who had served under General Burnside in the capture of Roanoke Island, Beaufort, and Newbern, N. C. In January, 1862, he had been detailed by General Burnside to help lay a railroad-track at Annapolis, Md., a business which he was acquainted with. He remained faithful to his duty until he was prostrated with a fever, and received a furlough to come home from Mr. Goddard, who had charge of the Government work. On his recovery, he at once reported at the State House, and asked for transportation back to his post. The Adjutant-General sent him to Colonel D
the Second Brigade, First Division, under command of Colonel T. G. Stevenson, Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, and went into camp on the Fair Grounds. On Dec. 4, Companies A and E were detached from the regiment for garrison duty at Roanoke Island, and remained absent till July 12, 1863, when they rejoined it at Maryland Heights. On Dec. 9, the regiment was detached from the Second Brigade, First Division, for garrison duty at Newbern. On Dec. 28, it was assigned to the brigade u under command of Colonel James Jourdan. On Jan. 25, 1863, the regiment changed camp from Fair Grounds to Fort Totten. Companies G and H were detached for duty at that place. Through the month of February, garrison duty was performed at Roanoke Island, rebel salt-works destroyed, and guerillas captured near Carrituck Sound; and on the 25th, a review of all the troops taking place at Newbern, the Eighth received the credit of being one of the best regiments in the department for soldierly b