Saturday, November 9, 1861
Captain Edward Walleston of Company F, who had been on leave since October 5, resigned today. This marked the second resignation of an officer this week, as Captain John Herchenroder of Company B, who submitted his resignation on October 11, exited on November 7.
As these departures reverberated through the regiment, Captain Henry Tremlett intensified his recruitment effort in Boston.1
1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 71-72.