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Co. H. Capt. J. G. C. Dodge, promoted from First Lieutenant, vice Weymouth, discharged, to date April 4, 1863.

Second Lieut. Charles S. Palmer, promoted from First Sergeant, Co. I, vice Wellock, dismissed, to date March 18.

Co. I., Second Lieut. William F. Rice, promoted from Sergeant Co. E., vice Tilton, promoted, to date Feb. 26.

Co. K., Capt. Andrew Mahoney, transferred from Co. E.

First Lieut. L. S. Hume absent in general hospital sick since June 13.

Second Lieut. Charles L. Merrill, promoted from Sergeant, Co. C., vice Abbott, discharged, to date April 18.

Capt. H. G. O. Weymouth, discharged April 4, 1863, S. O. 156, W. D., A. G. O. on account of loss of his leg.

The corps was encamped around the town and soon Gen. Hancock issued orders that the Nineteenth regiment should take possession of the place, maintain a provost guard, preserve order, and see that all the outlets were guarded.

The Colonel was waited on by a committee of ladies who insisted on cooking something for the men, and, after a little argument, this was agreed to upon condition that the officers should pay something for their trouble.

The night passed quietly and peacably. Orders were received by the corps, however, to start at four o'clock in the morning, July 1st, without rations, on a march of 36 miles along the Tarrytown road. During the morning was heard the low murmur of distant cannonading, and, as the line advanced, the sound grew until it deepened into the thunders of Gettysburg's first day.

The regiment frequently met scattered portions of the Eleventh Corps returning,—‘winded’—from the field, and, as usual, in such an event, there was much badinage between the men as they passed.

‘What's all that noise about?’

‘I wonder if anyone is getting hurt up there?’

‘What's the matter? Frightened?’

‘Is it only a mile?’

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