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for 300,000 more volunteers and under this call the following special order was issued from the State House in Boston:
Special order no. 614. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Headquarters, Boston, Aug. 12, 1862.
Henry H. Granger is hereby authorized to raise a Battery of Light Artillery under U. S. Order No. 75, Battery soldier should.
He is an excellent officer and a good artillerist.
(Signed) E. R. Platt, Captain 2d Artillery, Comd'g Artillery Brigade.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Adjutant General's office. Boston, Sept. 9, 1862. Lieut. J. Henry Sleeper, Porter's Battery, Mass. Vols.
Lieut.,—I am directed by His Excellency rt at once to these Head Quarters, where you will be ordered to take command of the new Battery.
(Signed) Wm. Schouler, Adjt. General of Mass.
The non-commissioned officers, with the exception of the second corporals, were now appointed; and our daily drill was carried on with two six-pounders, with w