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y served—and twelve new nine-months regiments, from the 42d to the 53d inclusive. To these was added the 11th Battery; all this being the work of a single year. As one means of promoting the necessary enlistments, Governor Andrew recommended, August 23, that business should be suspended in the towns and cities of the Commonwealth for one week, in order that the citizens should devote their whole time to filling the required quota. As a result, no draft became necessary until nearly a year laA small battalion of recruits and re-enlisted men, formerly belonging to the 18th Mass., captured 50 prisoners and a flag. At Summit Point, Va., the 37th Mass. Infantry had a picket skirmish with some loss (August 21), and at Reams' Station (August 23-25) the 28th Infantry and the 10th Battery lost some lives and the latter 19 prisoners. Prisoners were also taken from the 19th and 20th Infantry. At Poplar Spring Church or Peebles' Farm (September 30–October 1) the small remaining band of