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valry) composed of colored men, under white officers, and having a respectable and useful career, though less conspicuous than that of the 54th and 55th Mass. Infantry. As to German soldiers, Mr. J. G. Rosengarten, in his The German Soldier in the Wars of the United States, estimates the total number recruited in this State as 1,876, the total German population of the State, by the census of 1860, being 9,961. Rosengarten, p. 195. This statement is based on the calculations made by Dr. B. A. Gould for the Sanitary Commission. These soldiers were doubtless widely scattered through the regiments, There were, for instance, many German recruits sent out to the 1st Mass. Cavalry. See Crowninshield's history of that regiment, p. 248. but there were three especially German companies, and it is greatly to be regretted that the special history of these three has never been written. The late Mr. S. R. Urbino of Newtonville, who took a larger share than any one else in recruiting them