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ation had the undying honor of being the first regiment to reach Washington, fully organized and equipped, at the call of the President. It was brought together at Lowell on the 16th of April, the morning after the proclamation was issued, the officers of the regiment having previously held a meeting on Jan. 21, 1861, at the suggestion of Gen. B. F. Butler, and offered its services to the government. As gathered, the regiment included four companies from Lowell, two from Lawrence, one from Groton, one from Acton and one from Worcester. In Boston, which was reached at 1 P. M., there were added a Boston company and a Stoneham company, making eleven in all, or about seven hundred men. These men were among the very first fruits of the enlistment, entering the service without a bounty; in many cases wholly new to drill and discipline, untried even in the musterfield. Their heterogeneous uniform was characteristic of the period. Seven of the companies wore blue uniform coats, dark or li