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and their immediate descendants. The first Irish company volunteering in the State was the Emmett Guards of Worcester, Mass. (Schouler, I, 107). For the proportion of foreigners in our army at large, see Comte de Paris (translation), I, 182. For the cordiality with which the green flag was received on the battle-field, see Comte de Paris (translation), I, 178; Walker's 2d Army Corps, p. 62. The green flag of the 9th Mass. was presented by the Irish citizens of Boston at the State House, April 24, after Governor Andrew had presented the national and State flags; and that of the 29th by New York regiments Mass. Adjutant-General's Reports (January, 1864), p. 313. Compare Macnamara's Irish Ninth, pp. 52, 68, 79, etc. As a rule, they showed the fighting characteristics of their race and sometimes the turbulent qualities. As for desertion, the regiments which suffered most from it were not the distinctively Irish regiments, although they suffered a good deal. In June and July, 1863,