Excerpt from The Union Army, Vol. 1: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-65, Records of the Regiments in the Union Army, Cyclopedia of Battles, Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers; Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania...
Such was the zeal of the patriotic citizens Of the state, that within a few weeks after the adjournment of the extra session of the legislature, companies had been organized far in excess of the needs of the hour. After sending forward the first six regi ments, the last of which was mustered into the service of the United States on July I 5, 1861, Gov. Washburn decided to discontinue enlistments in consequence of word received from Washington that no more troops from Maine would be accepted. The following organized companies were now required to dis band, or, if they preferred, be placed upon such footing as to drill and compensation, as would measurably relieve them from the sacrifices entailed in keeping up a military organization, and yet secure their services when called for.
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