Excerpt from History of the 58th Regt; Massachusetts Vols: From the 15th Day of September, 1863, to the Close of the Rebellion The formation of the 58th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer In fantry (commenced on or about the 15th day of September, 1868, under the personal supervision of Colonel Silas P. Richmond, of Assonet, Mass. (colonel Richmond was in command of the 3d Massachusetts Regiment in the nine months' service, and was a very brave and efficient officer.) On the 25th of April, 1864, the regiment consisted of eight com panics, which had been mustered into the United States Service as soon as they had respectively attained the maximum standard. On the 28th of April, 1864, in compliance with orders received, the above mentioned companies left their place of rendezvous, (read ville, Mass.) under command of Lieutenant Colonel John C. Whiton. Colonel Richmond was left in Massachusetts to recruit the other two companies necessary to procure a regimental organization. The route prescribed for us was by rail via Providence and Groten, thence by steamer to New York, thence by steamer to Amboy, thence by rail to Washington, thence by steamer to Alexandria, Va. Fol lowing the above we arrived at the last named place on the evening of Saturday, April 30th. On the passage out, both on the trans ports and on the cars, we had excellent accommodations. This was owing to the indefatigable perseverance of our Quartermaster, Lien tenant Theodore A. Barton, of New Bedford, Mass, who had the reputation of being one of the best Quartermasters ever furnished by the Old Commonwealth, and time has brightened rather thtn dimmed the reputation then established. At Alexandria all baggafe t deemed essential to active campaigning was stored. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.