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to almost every other regiment in the service — that of electing their field officers.
In our case it was denied, for an illiberal prejudice and an unfounded impression had been created at headquarters against us, that we were a mutinous, disorganized crew, "fit only for treason, stratagem, and spoils." Four mouths had elapsed, and yet not a tent had been given us. Night after night have we been exposed to the peltings of a "pitiless storm, that would have brought tears from the eyes of old Lear himself," with the earth for a bed, and the blue heavens for a covering.
Whose fail, it was I leave you to guess.
We had been treated as "mere cattle," and "slashed about" without tents, and commanded by officers who had no sympathy in common with us, until we had grown soured.
We could not forget that while we were soldiers, still we were gentlemen, and were unwilling to submit to the petty tyranny and the iron rule that is applied to regulars.
It was tauntingly told us that we must