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John G. B. Adams, Reminiscences of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment 13 1 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 2 0 Browse Search
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t of inspection tomorrow morning at nine o'clock. While encamped at Cole's Hill at this time, the question of re-enlistment was discussed, in all its forms, by the veterans. The memoirs of Captain Adams give interesting little anecdotes regarding this matter as it was discussed by the men of Company A, which then numbered but thirteen. He says: Ben Falls said, Well, if new men won't finish this job, old men must, and as long as Uncle Sam wants a man, here's Ben Falls. Then spoke Mike Scannell: It is three years since I have seen my wife and children. I had expected to go home when my time was out and stay there, but we must never give up this fight until we win and I am with you to the end. Others expressed themselves in the same way, and when the word was given,— All who will re-enlist, step one pace to the front —every man advanced. In Company C, Ed. Fletcher said: They use a man here just as they do a turkey at a shooting match,—fire at it all day and if they don't kill<