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ONthe 1st day of January, 1865, the regiment was still
in camp a mile from Savannah. The new year came in

clear and cold. But it was the last year of the war.

On the 14th, two former enlisted men of the Second
visited camp, Major Nutt and Lieutenant Ellsworth, of

the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts. They had proved their


On the 16th, Colonel Cogswell, brevetted brigadier-
general, made a parting address to the regiment. He
had earned promotion, of which a brevet was a scanty

grade. From April, 1861, he had been in service ; and
for most of the time after the battle of Antietam had

commanded the regiment. He was assigned to com
mand of the Third Brigade in the Third Division of
the Corps. Lieutenant Storrow went with him as aid.

General Cogswell s parting address was as follows :

SAVANNAH,GA., Jan. 16, 1865.

To the Officers and Enlisted Men of the Second Massachusetts Infantry.

In leaving the command of the Second Massachusetts

Infantry, the undersigned takes this occasion to express his

regrets at the separation.

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