Aug. 26th by a member of Co. D, 7th Maine Regiment and published on Sept. 5th in the Maine Farmer.
On August 23rd 1861 the 7th Maine Regiment began their journey south to join in the fight to preserve the union. They would strike tents at 1:00 a.m. at their camp in Augusta and three hours later were marching to the train depot to board the cars. They arrived in Boston at 4:00 p.m. and marched from the train station to Faneuil Hall where they were fed a splendid supper. After resting and filling their haversacks rations the regiment marched to the Fall River depot where they boarded the cars again and by midnight were on the steamer Bay State.