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8)—these two regiments lost very heavily, more than eighty being killed or mortally wounded from each, while their supports, the 10th, 15th and 29th, with the 1st, 3d and 5th batteries, suffered more slightly. It was at this battle that the 9th (Irish) Regiment, under Lieutenant-Colonel Guiney, fulfilled the prophecy made by the Hon. Edward Everett in regard to this portion of our people. Their cordial sympathy warrants us in believing that if, on some hard-fought field, should the doubtful dfirst direct proposal looking toward the enlistment of colored men was in a letter from Governor Andrew to the Secretary of War, April 25, 1861, in which he says, Will you authorize the enlistment here and mustering into the United States service Irish, Germans and other tough men, to be drilled and prepared here for service? Schouler, I, 122. It is difficult to tell what these lines mean, which were underscored in the original letter, if they do not refer to the negroes. It was, moreover