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as he grew older, and to strangers seemed cold and uninterested.
He was reserved even with his intimates; and it was, as I am assured, a matter of surprise to his nearest friends when they heard of his enlistment, through his own letters from Fort Warren.
The attack on our troops in Baltimore had, indeed, seemed to excite him very much.
He had described hearing the departure of the regiments from Boston, in the middle of the night, two days after; was very much impressed by it, and he sai several years, came home from Paris to take part in the war, and, finding this recruit ready, made him his Adjutant at once in the Fourteenth Massachusetts.
His letters describe his interview with Colonel Greene, and his enlistment.
Fort Warren, July 26, 1861.
Then the first day I saw him,--the day he landed,—I told him I would go into the service myself, under him. Two days after he sent to me to know if I was serious in what I had said.
And the result was that he took me, gre