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s work all of the time until our departure in the latter part of June. While here, the affairs at Little Bethel and Great Bethel occurred, which might have had, and ought to have had, and would have had, a very different result. Five companies of the Fourth took part in this expedition, and were under my command, and we were all volunteers. The march was commenced at 12 1/2, A. M., and continued until daylight without interruption. Then, unfortunately, Colonel Townsend's regiment of Troy, N. Y., was mistaken for rebels, and a fire was opened between it and our rearguard, composed of a part of Colonel Bendix's New-York volunteers, which resulted in the killing and wounding of eleven men of Townsend's command. Further damage was prevented, and the affair ended, by the major of the Fourth Massachusetts riding out alone in front of his line, and discovering the New-York troops. This mishap made it evident that the object of our expedition, if it had any, had been frustrated; and i