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[3] leather leggins, with a jacket of darker blue, plentifully furnished with buttons, and a fez cap of the same color.

Special Order No.369, dated A. G. O., Boston, July 27, 1861, designated Capt. Henry J. Howe, of Haverhill, a graduate of Harvard University, who had previously been commissioned in the Fourteenth Regiment, as ‘Major of the Nineteenth Regiment, now in Camp at Lynnfield.’

Special Order No. 370, dated A. G. O., Boston, July 29, 1861, orders ‘Lieutenant John C. Chadwick, of the Fourteenth Regiment, to act as Adjutant of the Nineteenth Regiment in Camp at Lynnfield until further orders, and to report to Major Howe, in command of said Regiment.’

The Nineteenth Regiment, despite all these special orders, was only a skeleton command. Its condition may be inferred from the following letter sent by Adjutant General Schouler to Governor Andrew on July 27, 1861: ‘There are but nine companies in the Nineteenth Regiment and most of them are without uniforms, and there are but 15 guns in the whole regiment. The men are much in want of clothes. There is but one drum in the entire camp and it is all the music they have.’

All this had occurred before the muster out of the Eighth Regiment from its three months service, which took place on August 1. Col. Hinks had achieved an enviable reputation at the head of this Regiment and was now free to accept his new command, which, by Special Order No. 387, dated A. G. O., Boston, Aug. 3, 1861, assigned him to the Nineteenth Regiment and to ‘assume command this day.’

The Special Order No. 387 also announced that the Nineteenth Regiment was ‘to be deemed the proper rendezvous for all members of the Eighth Regiment desirous of again enlisting in the service of the country.’

Captain Arthur F. Devereux, who had made a brilliant record at the head of the Salem Zouaves, a part of the Eighth Regiment, was a great favorite with Colonel Hinks, and under his immediate supervision, a new order of things was instituted in the work of drill and preparing the Regiment for service.

For this purpose Lieutenant Colonel Devereux took with him a number of the Salem Zouaves to Lynnfield as drill masters.

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