1861Company G, 8th Regiment left Gloucester for Washington.Events & Anniversaries, Government and Public Service, World Events, Military

On April 15, President Lincoln called for 75,000 men for three months of service. In response, Company G was on the next day’s 10:00 train. They were escorted to the depot by a large segment of the community and accompanied by the Gloucester Cornet Band.

Among their duties, some of the men of Company G assisted in the rescue of the frigate Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) which was aground in Annapolis Harbor. When Company G returned on August 2, all but two men re-enlisted.

Gloucester City Archives, CC87, Box 31, FF 4
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