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Statistics of the Three Months Volunteers.

Commissioned Officers.Enlisted Men.Total.
Barnstable County,-66
Berkshire County37376
Bristol County21192213
Essex County71857928
Franklin County-11
Hampden County-33
Hampshire County-22
Middlesex County57882939
Norfolk County21391412
Plymouth County19333352
Suffolk County27325352
Worcester County24339363
Other States,15657
Residence not given,-3232
Totals,2443,4923,736

When we stop to consider what an utterly peaceful community had been, until within a week or two, that which these regiments represented, it is impossible not to admire the promptness with which they took up arms. In the later fatigues of the war we looked back almost with wonder on the enthusiasm which had welcomed these early regiments. They had encountered little danger, and some of them had scarcely heard a shot fired in anger; yet Napoleon's veterans could hardly have been received with more reverence and gratitude. The instinct was just, for it was really these militia regiments, and such as these, which had saved the nation during that first period of peril.

While the early recruiting was going hastily on in Massachusetts, there occurred striking cases of persons whose zeal urged them to the front, to give their aid at Washington. One of the most noticeable of these instances

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