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e war a bounty of $1,010 was sometimes paid for a single seaman.
Soley, p. 10. The official statistics show that of this vast addition to the numbers of the navy Massachusetts contributed a larger share than any State except New York; indeed, nearly 20,000, or nearly one-fifth of the whole number.
Total number of sailors and marines furnished by the States:—
District of Columbia,1,353
Total,101,207 (Official statement from the Adjutant-General's office, July 15, 1885; Heitman's Historical Register of the U. S. Army, p. 890.) Phisterer, an able statistician, claims, in his New York in the Civil War (p. 43), that the whole number serving in the U. S. Navy during the war w
Sixth Army Corps (Franklin).
Artillery.—1st Mass. Battery.
The whole force of the Army of the Potomac was about 100,000.
Official War Records, XI (1), p. 159.
The first important event in the peninsular campaign was the siege of Yorktown.
The first assault was made, April 5, 1862, by three companies of the 1st Mass. with two of the 11th, under command of Lieut.-Col. George D. Wells, who was himself the first man to enter the lunette, after it had been taken at the point of the my efforts, and more than two hundred officers have entered the service bearing commissions secured by my influence. at once proceeded to occupy and garrison the town.
In the battle of Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862, following on the fall of Yorktown, Maj.-Gen. Joseph Hooker, a Massachusetts officer, was in command, and received at this time his epithet of Fighting Joe.
Regiments from this State took a leading part, including the 1st, 7th and 11th, besides the 10th, which sustained no loss