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l Monroe asked to be relieved from command and Lieut.-Col. Edward W. Hincks was promoted to his place. Governor Andrew once said publicly that Colonel (afterwards major-general) Hincks was the first man to offer him his individual services for the war. When the regiment was mustered out after three months service, it received special thanks from Congress for the energy and patriotism displayed by it in overcoming obstacles, both by sea and land. Vi. The occupation of Baltimore. On May 12, 1861, took place another of those events which, having been surrounded with the excited and melodramatic aspect of that period, remained in this confused shape until the official records were published. On the day already named General Butler ordered a force from the Relay House to march into Baltimore and take possession of Federal Hill. It was practically an attempt of little or no danger, inasmuch as what was then called the blockade of Baltimore was ended, and a force of Pennsylvania tro