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e line of march; but permitted them simply to halt for rest at a single command and set off again at another. The consequence was, he said, that his men got twice as much rest on a march as the other regiments. See, in Lincoln's 34th Mass., p. 173, a striking bit of original action on the part of the colonel, in utter disregard of orders, but finally sustained by the brigade commander. They never, perhaps, like some Confederate regiments, made charges without military formation, as at Charles City, or used stones for missiles, as at Groveton; Johnson's Short History of Secession, pp. 168, 181. but they were often, at the outset, equipped with muskets so poor as to be more efficient when clubbed than in any other way. There were among them individual instances of cowardice, See, for instance, Bosson's 42d Mass. Vols., p. 241; Macnamara's Irish 9th, pp. 125, 213; Walker's 2d Army Corps, p. 229. The latter, after describing the utter and bewildered terror attributed, perhaps unj