History and Description

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...joined the succeeding regiments are given in the following lists, together with a brief record of each soldier. FIRST AND SECOND REGIMENTS. 269 F IRST REGIMENT VOLUNTEER Imumrnv. New Hampshire responded to the call of President Lincoln with a readiness unsurpassed by any other state, and between April 17 and 30th 2,004 men were enlisted. The balance, after filling the First Regiment, were given their choice to enlist in the prospective Second Regiment or serve three months at Fort Constitution at Portsmouth harbor. Four hundred and ninety-six chose the first alternative, while the remainder went to Portsmouth. The First Regiment rendezvoused on the Fair Grounds at Concord, the place being christened "Camp Union." So rapidly was the equipment effected that on May 28th, at 1.30 o'clock a. m., the regiment arrived in Washington and immediately marched to Camp Cameron. Reviewed from the porch of the White House by President Lincoln, he was so pleased at its appearance he sent a messenger to the colonel informing him that his was the best appointed regiment which had so far come into Washington. While the First Regiment was not called upon to do any fighting, except the exchange of shots at Conrad's Ferry, it did its duty as faithfully as any, and possibly as much good. Not less than five hundred of these soldiers re-enlisted in succeeding regiments. Rom. A considerable number of this regiment was made up of the recruits who enlisted in the First Regiment of three months' men. The order had come to stop taking men for the short period, so those who re-enlisted, as well as the new volunteers, were mustered in for three years or during the war. Early in May the regiment went into camp at Portsmouth, but left here...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917030
  • 9781236917034