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and it is evident that in Vermont it led only to some correspondence but to little open or actual preparation for fighting. Benedict's Vermont in the Civil War, p. 7. The first direct and overt step taken by Governor Andrew was the apparently mild one of causing a salute to be fired on Jan. 8, 1861, General Order No. 2, Headquarters, Boston. in commemoration of the battle of New Orleans, this being at the suggestion of the Hon. Charles Francis Adams. The next step took place on January 16, G. O. No. 4, Headquarters, Boston (Schouler, I, 20). when an order was issued requiring each company commander in a militia regiment to revise his muster roll, to ascertain whether any of the members would be, from age, physical defect, business or family cares, unable or indisposed to respond at once to the orders of the commander-in-chief, in order that they might be forthwith discharged, so that their places may be filled by men ready for any public emergency which may arise, whene