At ten o'clock, A. M., April 18, weighed anchor, and steamed out of Boston harbor, bound for Fort Monroe. Arrived at Fort Monroe at eight A. M., April 20, disembarked at eleven A. M., and marched into the fort, every man for duty. Found the Fourth Regiment there, which had arrived two hours before, and seven companies of United-States artillery in garrison. Colonel Dimick, commanding post, asked Colonel Wardrop “if he was a minute-man.” He answered, “Yes.” — “How long will it take to get your regiment ready?” — “Fifteen minutes.” — “Get it.” In ten minutes, he received the following order:—
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