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al pleading. If ever a man entered military service who needed the rigid preliminary repression of discipline, he was that man; instead of which he was taken and placed very nearly at the head of the volunteer service of the country, and had under his power the life, liberty and honor of many thousand men. Ix. The battles of 1861. The first regiment of Massachusetts to engage in battle in the war was the 4th Mass. Infantry (Colonel Packard), the occasion being that of Big Bethel, June 10, 1861, an aimless contest, of which it can only be said that the 4th Mass. behaved well. The real disaster was the first-fruit of that unfortunate jealousy of the regular army with which so many volunteer officers began their careers and which the wisest of them soon outgrew. Generals Devens and Hincks, two of the most distinguished of the Massachusetts officers, both assured me that in their opinion this jealousy was wholly unfounded, and that they personally had always had the friendlies