Excerpt from The First Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery: United States Volunteers in the Spanish-American War of 1898
This latest chapter in the regimental history deals neither with battles nor with foreign service - and yet it ill could be spared from the records Of t... he Old First. Nothing pos sibly could have been finer than the spirit in which the young men of the regiment sprang to their places under its colors at the call of 25th April, 1898, believing, as they most sincerely did, that the very first of the fighting was to be theirs; nothing could have been more honorable than the unvarying discipline maintained during the dull months Of garrison duty, when, day by day, their hope for action waned.
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