Tuesday, February 25, 1862
The regiment broke camp, leaving Camp Benton nearly five months after their arrival. Their destination was Poolesville, Virginia, en route to Washington, D.C.1
1James Spencer, "Record of James Spencer," Association of Officers of the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment, Reports, Letters and Papers Appertaining to Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, vol. 1, p. 56, Twentieth Massachusetts Special Collection, Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.