In conclusion I have the honor to state that the present communication would be addressed to Major-General Butler personally were His Excellency not advised by you of the absence of that officer at Washington.
I have the honor to be, major, respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. G. BROWNE, JR.,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Military Secretary.
Washington, December 23, 1861.
His Excellency Governor ANDREW,
Governor of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.:
SIR: By direction of the Secretary of War, I inclose a list of the commissioned officers of the Eastern Bay State Regiment, under command of General Butler, with the request that you will commission the officers therein named, and as the regiment is from your State, that you will give it a number as a Massachusetts regiment. I have the honor to request that the inclosed list may be returned to this office.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Roster of the Eastern Bay State Regiment, Numbers 2, Massachusetts Volunteers, New England Division, raised by virtue of the authority of the War Department, approved by the President September 12, 1861.
Rank. Name and Rank. Name and
FIELD. COMPANY D.
Colonel. Captain. Marsh A.
Lieutenant- Jonas H. First Henry P. Fox,
colonel. French, lieutenant. Boston.
Major. Second Nathan K.
lieutenant. Reed, Lowell.
STAFF. COMPANY E.
Adjutant. C. A. R. Captain.
Surgeon. Charles W. First
Moore, Boston. lieutenant.
Quartermaster. John M. G. Second William H.
Parker, lieutenant. Gardner, jr.,
Assistant Alfred F. COMPANY F.
NON- Captain. Timothy A.
lieutenant. Johnston, jr.,
Sergeant- Seldon H. Second Harrison G.
major. Loring, lieutenant. Fuller,
Commissary- Alfred F. Fay, COMPANY G.
Quartermaster- Captain. Daniel S.
COMPANY A. First Francis H.
Captain. Henry C. Second Frederick M.
Welles, lieutenant. Norcross,
First William G. COMPANY H.
Second George F. Captain. Eugene Kelty,
lieutenant. Whitcomb, Boston.
COMPANY B. First James W.
Captain. Cadwallader F. Second Sol. Robinson,
Blanchard, lieutenant. Charlestown.
First James Farsons, COMPANY I.
Second Edward A. Captain.
lieutenant. Fiske, Lowell.
COMPANY C. First
Captain. Samuel D. COMPANY K.
First William F. Captain.
Second Richard A. Second
lieutenant. Elliott, lieutenant.