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field. But those who already saw that a long and difficult war was upon us—nobody yet deemed how formidable—felt the absolute necessity of longer enlistments. On May 3 Governor Andrew wrote to President Lincoln: I beg leave to add that immediately on receiving your proclamation we took up the war and have carried on our part of iere from New York, eight from Pennsylvania and one each from Indiana and Massachusetts. It is to be observed that the regiment thus censured, while occupying on May 3 a breastwork peculiarly exposed, declined the offer of the brigade commander to be relieved and placed in reserve, the lieutenant-colonel commanding saying that therated by the prejudice existing in the other army corps against the German troops, which made up the bulk of the retreating force. In the assault upon Salem on May 3, Colonel Johns of the 7th Mass. Infantry, a West Point graduate, led a column of assault up the heights, ascending through a stony gorge, commanded by two howitzer