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e troops returned, July 26, to Baton Rouge, after having, for more than three months, undergone hardships such as have seldom fallen to the lot of soldiers, in a campaign whose existence is scarcely known and whose name is well-nigh forgotten. Irvin's 19th Army Corps, p. 32. In the battle of Baton Rouge, Aug. 5, 1862, the Massachusetts troops in the Department of the Gulf came for the first time under fire. The attacking party comprised about three thousand men with eleven guns under Bress than two months later, in the closing days of the month of October, President Lincoln sent for Banks and said, You have let me sleep in peace for the first time since I came here. I want you to go to Louisiana and do the same thing there. Irvin, p. 56. For Banks's surprise at his appointment, see Gordon's Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, p. 29. For the view taken of Banks by foreign observers, see Comte de Paris (translation), I, 264; Gurowski's Diary, I, 100, 148, 195. With thirty-nine re