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ep in peace for the first time since I came here. I want you to go to Louisiana and do the same thing there. Irvin, p. 56. For Banks's surprise at his appointment, see Gordon's Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, p. 29. For the view taken of Banks by foreign observers, see Comte de Paris (translation), I, 264; Gurowski's Diary, I, 100, 148, 195. With thirty-nine regiments of infantry, six batteries of artillery and one battalion of cavalry, Banks sailed from New York, under sealed orders, on December 4, and reached Ship Island on Dec. 13, 1862. Unfortunately, twenty-one of his regiments were enlisted for only nine months, of which time many weeks had in some cases expired. Of these regiments many were from Massachusetts, and of the general officers now ordered to report to him, two, Brig.-Gens. George L. Andrews and William Dwight, Jr., were Massachusetts men, the first of these becoming ultimately chief of staff to General Banks. General Banks's career in Louisiana began with a suc