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d and lost some prisoners; Official War Records, XIX (2), 185. but nothing more serious occurred before the opening of the Antietam campaign. Xvi. The Antietam campaign. On July 4, 1862, the President had called for three hundred thousand troops, and Governor Andrew, on July 7, for fifteen thousand. Within two months nine new three-years regiments had been filled (from the 33d to the 41st), besides the 9th and 10th batteries, and some four thousand recruits for old regiments. On August 4 the reverses of McClellan and Banks led to a new call for three hundred thousand nine-months troops, to be raised by draft if necessary; and seventeen Massachusetts militia regiments, numbering more than sixteen thousand men, were called out or enlisted for that term of service. These were the 6th, which was again first in the field, the 3d, 4th, 5th and 8th—all these being regiments that had already served—and twelve new nine-months regiments, from the 42d to the 53d inclusive. To these