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[478] brigaded with the famous Duryee Zouaves, and was attached to Sykes's Division of regulars. Although serving in company with the finest regiments in the Army, its discipline and efficiency was such that it lost nothing by any comparison with the other magnificent troops of that division. In September, 1862,it was transferred to the Second Corps, in which it afterwards remained. The service of the Tenth was a long and varied one; it was among the first to enlist, and it remained in the field until the last shot had been fired.

An interesting episode in the history of the Tenth was the organization of a working lodge of Master Masons in the regiment — the National Zouave Lodge (U. D.)--which found lodge-room in a casermate at Fort Monroe. These communications were attended, also, by brethren from neighboring camps; thirty-four members were entered, passed, and raised; and, frequently, gray-clad soldiers of the Southern Army — prisoners within the lines — found their way to the spot and sat in lodge with their more fortunate brethren.1

The 3d Infantry, though a two-years' regiment, also preserved its organization after its term expired, and served through the war. The 12th Infantry had enough three-years men among its recruits to organize a

1 History 10th New York Volunteers: Captain Chas. W. Cowtan.

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