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the President the plan of a campaign against Richmond. On Feb. 27, 1862, the Secretary of War issued orders that steamers should be ready on March 18 to transport the newly organized Army of the Potomac to Fortress Monroe, and from March 17 to April 1 the troops embarked. They included the following Massachusetts infantry regiments: the 1st (Col. Robert Cowdin), the 7th (Col. D. N. Couch), the 9th (Col. Thomas Cass), the 10th (Col. H. S. Briggs), the 11th (Col. George Clark, Jr.), the 15th (le, at Duncan's Run (March 25), and the 32d and 34th Infantry with the 1st Heavy Artillery had small losses on the Boydtown Road (March 29-31), as had the 39th at Gravelly Run (March 29). At Dinwiddie Court House (March 29-31) and at Five Forks (April 1) the 2d Mass. Cavalry took an honorable part, as did—at the latter engagement—the 32d and 39th Mass. Infantry. Such was also the case with the 28th and 39th at the South Side Railroad, near Petersburg. In the final capture of Petersburg, Va.