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6, 1863, and recruiting did not begin until February 9. The first squad of recruits went into camp at Readville on February 21, and the regiment was more than filled on May 15, the surplus going into the 55th, which was also finally mustered on June 22. The men meanwhile had been recruited in various States by Massachusetts agents; and this, with the careful and elaborate preparation made, gave a peculiar prominence to the new organizations. The officers selected were largely those who had s (59th Mass.), Lieut. S. G. Gilbreth (1st Sharpshooters), J. H. Crawley (56th Mass.), Edward I. Coe (57th Mass.), O. L. Farnham (1st Heavy Artillery). Among the prisoners taken by the Confederates in the sharp surprise at the Weldon Railroad (June 22) was included the 15th Mass., the small remnant of which was captured almost bodily. The 15th Mass , which, after losing 318 men, had emerged from the woods about Dunker Church, Sept. 17, 1862 (Antietam), bearing not only its own but a Confeder