Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Officers Return for Service

Thursday, June 11, 1863

Colonel Richard Bostwick, Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Merwin, Major James Coburn, and Lieutenants Frank Chapman, Burdick, Muhler, Rice, and Cross returned for command. Colonel Bostwick was suffering from a illness that prevented him from taking command of the regiment, and Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Merwin assumed command. Three companies were formed from Companies D, F and the remnants of the remaining companies and placed under the command of Captain Jedediah Chapman.1

1Winthrop Dudley Sheldon The "Twenty-Seventh," : A Regimental History (New Haven, Connecticut: Morris and Benham, 1866), 70.

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