rcester, Major (afterwards general) Devens, received its orders on April 20, and was in line on the afternoon of that day; and was joined later (May 1) by Capt. Albert Dodd's company from Boston.
This completed the list of the three months volunteers, whose statistics were as follows:—
Statistics of the Three Months Volunteers.
Commissioned Officers.Enlisted Men.Total.
Residence not given,-3232
When we stop to consider what an utterly peaceful community had been, until within a week or two, that which these regiments represented, it is impossible not to admire the promptness with which they took up arms.
In the later fatigues of the war we looked back almost