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o furnish you with six more regiments to serve for the war, unless sooner discharged. See the whole letter in Schouler, I, 130. This meant a three years enlistment,—a term which covered all the time that any one then deemed necessary. Captain Richardson of Cambridge, however, in recruiting his pioneer company, had named five years as the term of enlistment,—a piece of foresight then almost unexampled. See, ante, p. 9. On May 3, 1861, the President called for thirty-nine regiments of infanth, two captains, a lieutenant and many wounded men were also taken prisoners, besides fifteen killed. The 1st Regiment took but little part in the battle, but lost Lieut. E. B. Gill, who was killed in the retreat. Its brigade commander, Col. I. B. Richardson of the 2d Michigan, reported of his brigade: My brigade in general behaved itself nobly and always stood firm. Col. (afterwards major-general) W. B. Franklin criticised the 5th and 11th as firing badly and as making their movements somew