Member Spotlight Found in Brady Civil War Photos The National Archives Brady Civil War Photos Location: Brady Civil War PhotosB-49 Brevet Brigadier General William Cogswell and Staff of Nine.
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General William Cogswell

Following the attack on the 6th Massachusetts Regiment on its passage through Baltimore, Cogswell turned his law office into a recruiting center and raised a full company of volunteers in 24 hours. This was the first company in the country recruited for the war. With Cogswell as its Captain, it became Company C of the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry.

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