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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 110 6 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative 1 1 Browse Search
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en. In pursuance of this policy, seven thousand men were enlisted during the year 1862, assigned to regiments in the field and forwarded to their several destinations. (Schouler's Massachusetts in the Civil War, I, 336.) Generals Halleck, Burnside, Reno, Parke, Cullom and Sedgwick have all made most earnest inquiries concerning the success of the recruiting in Massachusetts, and expressed the greatest satisfaction at your determination to fill up the old regiments first. (Letter of Col. Harrison Ritchie to Governor Andrew from Harrison's Bar, James River, Va., July 28, 1862.) (Schouler, I, 308.) but it leaves the question still open why this policy was necessary in Massachusetts and not in Vermont or in the Western States. As regards Vermont, the case is very simple. It was the only Northern State in which the State regiments were regularly brigaded together, so that the local esprit de corps was thus retained. The officers of the brigade were well known, the State was a small on