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ded 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 later, June, 1863, and not then upon any very large scale. At the battle of South Mountain, September 14, the prelude to Antietam, the 12th, 13th, 21st, 28th and 35th Mass. infantries were engaged, with the 1st and 8th batteries. General McClellan wrote of this battle, as a whole, The troops behaved magnificently. They never fought better. Official War Records, XIX (2), 289. The 12th and 28th infantries and the 1st Battery lost one killed each, and the 35th Mass. lost five, including one officer, Lieut. Charles F. Williams of Salem. An injury to it, even more serious, was the loss of a