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The Tenth Massachusets Battery Chapter 1: August 12 to October 14, 1862. Origin of the Battery going into camp incidents and experiences of life in home camp. It was mid summer of 1862. The disastrous failure of the Peninsular Campaign had shrouded the country in gloom. Thousands of the flower of the nation's youth who, burning with the most ardent and unselfish patriotism had been marshalled in the ranks of the magnificent Army of the Potomac, had crossed another river never to return. It was one of the darkest periods in the history of the Civil War. A triumphant enemy was likely to be an aggressive one. The disaster must be repaired and that right speedily. Then it was that President Lincoln, cast down but not destroyed, issued his call for 300,000 more volunteers and under this call the following special order was issued from the State House in Boston: Special order no. 614. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Headquarters, Boston, Aug. 12, 1862. H