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on the seventeenth, and again by messengers sent direct to the President, repeating this offer, on the twenty-fifth of April. It is to be remembered that this regiment was not accepted by the President for the war, under his own call, on the third of May, for thirty-nine regiments of infantry; but it was accepted and authorized by the President, before the thirtieth of April, in response to my own application. It is also worthy of note, that, on the nineteenth of the month, Governor Andrew, ve the order, he added, since the tent equipage was ready, he would put the men in camp immediately. Between the twelfth and twentieth of May, the site of the encampment was selected, and the permanent regimental camp established. On the third of May, as I have said, the President of the United States called by proclamation for forty-two thousand and thirty-four volunteers; and as my regiment was accepted under that call, and provided for by a subsequent act of Congress, I must follow the