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[382] them several days, and caused much suffering among the troops.

The Forty-fourth Regiment was recruited at ‘Camp Meigs,’ at Readville. The Fourth Battalion, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, under Major Francis L. Lee, was the nucleus of this regiment. Nearly the whole battalion volunteered, officers and men. It left Boston, Oct. 22, by transport, under command of Colonel Francis L. Lee, with orders to report to Major-General Foster at Newbern, N. C.

The Forty-fifth Regiment was recruited at ‘Camp Meigs,’ at Readville. The Forty-fifth was known as the ‘Cadet Regiment,’ from the fact that most of its officers were or had been officers of the First Corps of Cadets. The regiment went on board transport on the twenty-fourth day of October, under command of Colonel Charles R. Codman, with orders to proceed to Newbern, N. C. This is one of the regiments that were detained in Boston Harbor by the storm.

The Forty-sixth Regiment was recruited chiefly in Hampden County, at ‘Camp N. P. Banks,’ in the vicinity of Springfield. It sailed from Boston, under command of Colonel George Bowler, for Newbern, N. C. This was one of the three regiments detained in Boston Harbor by the storm before referred to.

The Forty-seventh Regiment was recruited at ‘Camp Edwin M. Stanton,’ at Boxford, where it remained to within a few weeks of its departure from the State, when it was ordered to ‘Camp Meigs,’ Readville. This regiment was recruited in a great degree by Lucius B. Marsh, Esq., who afterwards became its colonel. It broke camp on the twenty-ninth day of November, and proceeded to New York, under command of Colonel Marsh, with orders to report to Major-General Banks. It remained on Long Island for two or three weeks, awaiting transportation to New Orleans, where it arrived in safety in the latter part of December.

The Forty-eighth Regiment was recruited at ‘Camp Lander,’ at Wenham, by Hon. Eben F. Stone, of Newburyport. Before its organization was completed, it was ordered to ‘Camp Meigs,’ at Readville. Mr. Stone was elected colonel. The

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