Monday, November 28, 2011

Regimental Matters - New Recruits

Thursday, November 28, 1861

The regiment welcomed the first batch of recruits enlisted by Captain Henry Tremlett. Over the winter months the new recruits would acquire skills to prepare them for combat, including drills, bayonet exercise, skirmishing, and guard duty.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 73.

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