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trangers, or at least among recent acquaintances. Even in Minnesota it was easier to create new regiments than to fill up old ones. To fill the existing regiments required only individual enlistments; but they had ceased to be spontaneous, as they had been in the beginning, and it was much easier to raise a new regiment, with the aid of those who expected to be commissioned in it, than to enlist the same number of men for regiments already at the front. Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars, 1861-65 (official), p. 699. And much more the Massachusetts man with two hundred years of tradition behind him wished to go with his neighbors, to be commanded by men whom he knew,—by a local shoemaker rather than by Julius Caesar. It is to be noticed that much the same conditions of local organization are carefully preserved in the model army of the world, that of Germany. General Sheridan tells us that a local or territorial system of recruiting is the very foundation of the Germa