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gress, which ended March 4, 1861, by Charles Sumner and Henry Wilson, in the Senate, and by Thomas D. Elliot, James Buffintoer was chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Wilson of the Militia and Military Affairs, two of the most impnk this concentration of troops has been unnecessary. General Wilson appears to be of the opinion that Massachusetts and Neeyes approved of this despatch; and so did Messrs. Sumner, Wilson, Adams, Burlingame, and Thayer. Colonel Keyes thinks itrto. On Thursday morning (yesterday), I saw Mr. Sumner, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Burlingame, Mr. Adams, and others. They had nothinefore that time. I told Mr. Adams that Mr. Seward and Mr. Wilson had impressed me with the importance of this on the prevand that he would write to you at once. I, however, saw Mr. Wilson about it yesterday morning, and he said he would consultith us already. I left a copy of Lothrop's opinion with Mr. Wilson. He will read it, and read again the debates in our Con
Three months' service conclusion. The call for troops, mentioned in the last paragraph of the preceding chapter, came from Washington by telegraph, through Henry Wilson, of the United-States Senate; which was dated April 15, 1861, and asked for twenty companies, to be sent on separately. In the course of the day, formal requi While the troops ordered out were getting to Boston with all diligence, and making ready for instant departure, another telegram was received (April 16) from Senator Wilson, stating that Massachusetts was to furnish immediately four regiments, to be commanded by a brigadier-general; on receipt of which, orders were issued for the feelings of every one. Late on Friday night (the 19th), the Adjutant-General, wearied with the labors of the four preceding days, left the State House with Senator Wilson. They obtained lodging at Young's Coffee House. About four o'clock on Saturday morning, a messenger brought an order to him from Governor Andrew, that a tel
orses, from New York to Annapolis, to leave New York Sunday morning. Telegraphs Major Ladd, Senator Wilson will be in New York to-morrow morning, and will inform you fully what our wants are for the mber of vessels already engaged, and I am promised a definite answer on Wednesday. I took Senator Wilson with me, and consulted Colonel Lawrence, the senior officer in command of the Massachusetts tered, and drilled at Boston had been forwarded. If they have not come to hand, telegraph me or Wilson, and duplicates will be sent. Faithfully your Excellency's friend, and the servant of the com from Fortress Monroe, and that will make some trouble, but will be carefully looked after. Senator Wilson will do all he can to forward the sale of the vessel; and he and Dr. Howe will advise with Mfused by the Secretary. He also, in co-operation with Mr. Foster, the Attorney-General, and Senator Wilson, by direction of the Governor, offered such aid as Massachusetts could furnish to the pecuni
r General Orderno. 12 six regiments allowed Governor anxious to send more Letterof General Walbridge Governor to Senator Wilson more delay Extrasession of the Legislature address of the Governor proceedings of theLegislature War measures adecutive Department reveals some of the embarrassing questions which pressed upon it at this time. On the 8th of May, Senator Wilson who was in Washington, wrote to the Governor, that the condition of the uniforms and equipments of the Massachusetts regiment left the State for Annapolis, Maryland, on the 22d of August, 1861. The Twenty-second Regiment, known as Senator Wilson's regiment, because it was recruited by him, under special permission of the Secretary of War if agreeable to the Govnd the Third Light Battery, Captain Dexter H. Follett. Shortly after the arrival of the Twenty-second at Washington, Colonel Wilson, whose duties as Senator precluded the possibility of retaining command, resigned; and Colonel Jesse A. Gove, of Conc
ake? Aug. 2.—The Governor telegraphs to Senator Wilson, at Washington, Has any provision been madThe Governor telegraphs to Senators Sumner and Wilson, Can it be intended by Congress, that volunteehe purchase of shoes; and, at his request, Senator Wilson, who was at the State House, sent the follto it? Sept. 28.—The Governor writes to Senator Wilson to recommend James Magner as a first lieutot heard from him for some days. Does he wish Wilson's regiment to go with him? The regiment is ex It is my desire that the regiment under Colonel Wilson shall form a part of the force of General rnor telegraphs to the Secretary of War, Shall Wilson's regiment go to Old Point Comfort by sea fromhe telegraphs to General Sherman, at New York, Wilson's regiment starts to-morrow for Washington. H On the same day, the Governor wrote to Senator Wilson, suggesting that Congress offer a bounty o-third, in camp at Lynnfield, and known as General Wilson's, and the Twenty-fifth, encamped at Worce[5 more...]<
satisfactory,—if they disclosed favoritism, family influence, or unjust prejudice,—the appointment was not made, but the officer properly in the line of promotion was commissioned. The Governor's mind was eminently just; he despised trickery and treachery, and all the small devices to which mean natures resort to gain their ends. On the 11th of January, the Governor writes to Montgomery Blair, Postmaster-General, calling his attention to a bill reported in the United-States Senate by Senator Wilson, providing, among other things, that vacancies occurring in regiments of volunteers mustered into the United-States service shall be filled by presidential appointment, and gives strong reasons why it should not become a law. He concludes by saying,— It is simply impossible that the volunteer officers can be well selected at Washington. I make mistakes, make some exceptionable appointments, find it out, and try to avoid similar errors again; and I know how difficult is the task. <
e had handed him:— Resolved, That Massachusetts, with all her heart and soul and mind and strength, will support the President of the United States in the prosecution of this war to the entire and final suppression of this Rebellion. Mr. Griffin replied; and, although he should vote for the resolution just read, yet he wished the position of Massachusetts to be more broadly expressed. He concluded with offering a resolution, the substance of which was, thanking Senators Sumner and Wilson for the faithful manner in which they had discharged their duties, and recommending Mr. Sumner for reelection to the Senate. Mr. Davis, of Plymouth, said that this was a war of ideas, of barbarism against civilization, involving the principles of civil liberty on one hand, and the principles of damnation on the other. He wanted an expression of opinion on the general policy of the war. We haven't, he said, a press in Boston to speak for us. There are some country papers which speak for u
old rules, made when the army of the United States did not number as many men as the county of Middlesex has sent to this war. Goodfellow is now at the Hancock House at the expense of the Commonwealth. He had either to go there or sleep all night in the Tombs or police station. It is this utter disregard of the rights and amenities of brave and patriotic men that is sapping to its roots the tree of patriotism, and making recruiting almost an impossibility. Please show this letter to Senator Wilson and such of your colleagues as you may think best, and let me hear from you as soon as possible. Many of the authorities of the cities and towns will never forget the repulses which they met, and the vexations they underwent in recruiting, during the time Colonel Day represented the military authorities of the nation at this post. And yet he was an honest and brave officer; but he was wholly unused to transact business, except as specified in general orders and army regulations. Go
onel Jones at the intimate relations this day established with Fort Independence. Colonel Jones, United-States Army, was at this time in command of Fort Independence. On the same day, the Governor wrote to Senator Sumner,— If you and Wilson will only re-enforce my efforts, perhaps I might be permitted to organize our light batteries into a regiment. Though other States have done so, as yet we have not been allowed to do it. We have already stated that permission never was givenA State ticket, with John A. Andrew at its head, was nominated by acclamation for re-election, and with entire unanimity. Speeches were also made by Alfred Macy, of Nantucket; A. H. Bullock, of Worcester; Richard H. Dana, Jr., of Cambridge; Henry Wilson, United-States Senator; and ex-Governor George S. Boutwell, who reported a series of admirable resolutions, which were adopted by the convention. The speeches and resolutions breathed but one sentiment, and expressed but one purpose, which wa
ought of the case in Washington, it is of importance here. General Butler was written to in regard to this matter, to know whether he had made any promise to the Secretary of War, that the men thus enlisted should be regarded as upon special duty, and therefore not entitled to the Government bounty, as stated by Secretary Stanton. His letter is dated Headquarters Eighteenth Army Corps, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Fortress Monroe, Jan. 26, 1864, and was addressed to Hon. Henry Wilson, United-States Senate. He says,— I have the Second Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery here. When they arrived with twelve full companies, the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts desired, by telegram, to know if two more companies would be accepted. I immediately answered that they would be; and, when in Washington, I saw the Secretary of War, and asked him for permission to have them sent. I supposed, and he supposed, that they would be raised upon precisely the same terms
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