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ps unjustly, to some of the German regiments at Chancellorsville, adds: I never saw an American so frightened as to lose his senses, though I have seen thousands of the natives of Columbia leave one battlefield or another in the most dastardly manner. but this was never, so far as I know, attributed to any Massachusetts regiment or battery collectively, or to the actual commander of any; nor were whole companies ever mustered out as insubordinate, as happened once in the Confederate army. DeLeon's Four Years in Rebel Capitals, p. 133. It may fairly be claimed that the Massachusetts regiments were at first censured far oftener, among their mates, for showing too much discipline than for too little; and that, as the war came slowly to its height, the value of this discipline was more and more conceded by all. That great drawback to restraint in volunteer regiments, and especially in rural regiments, the too free-and-easy familiarity between officers and men, diminished as the war wen