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(Colonel Kurtz), the 24th or New England Guards Regiment (Col. T. G. Stevenson), the 25th (Colonel Upton) and the 27th (Col. H. C. Lee). The expedition, including about twelve thousand men in all, Present for duty 12,589. (Official War Records, IX, 358.) encountered severe storms, arrived at Hatteras Inlet January 14, and met with great difficulty in crossing the bar, so that it was reported in Boston as lost. After landing at Roanoke Island on February 7, an advance was made early on February 8, the 25th Mass. being placed in the front, with Co. A, Capt. (afterwards general) Josiah Pickett in command, and preceding as skirmishers, supported by Co. E (Capt. Thomas O'Neil). S. H. Putnam's Co. A, 25th Regiment. The skirmishing was done, in the opinion of Colonel Upton, in a manner that would have done credit to regulars. (Official War Records, IV, 96.) All the regiments took part in the battle and sustained losses; the 21st especially distinguishing itself by a brilliant charg