Monday, June 18, 2012

Call to Arms

Wednesday, June 18, 1862

The Twentieth was ordered to arms at 2:30 P.M. in the afternoon and remained in formation for four hours. Although there was no fighting for the remainder of the day the regiment was ordered to sleep in uniform with their weapons at hand.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 104.

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