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THE

"ULSTER GUARD"

[20th N. T. State Militia]

AND THE

WAR OF THE REBELLION.

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A H I S T O RLY

OF THE

LAIXT ORGANIZATION OF THE REGIMENT; ITS THREE MONTHS' SERVICE;
. 'S REORGANIZATION AND SUBSEQUENT SERVICE; A CHRONOLOGI-
CAL RECORD OF EVERY MARCH. PLACE OF ENCAMPMENT OR
BIVOUAC, WITH DISTANCES MARCHED; ACCOUNT OF PRO-
CEEDINGS OF DETACHMENT ON VETERAN FURLOUGH;
FLAG PRESENTATIONS, &c; COMPLETE ROSTER
DURING ENTIRE SERVICE; OFFICERS AND
COMPANIES ON SPECIAL DUTY; LISTS
OF KILLED AND WOUNDED; &o.;&a.

TOGETHER

WITH A BRIEF TREATISE UPON THE ORIGIN AND GROWTH OF SECESSION;
fHE MILITIA SYSTEM, AND THE DEPENDENCE OF THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT UPON IT IN THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR;

WITH A v
ORITIOAL HISTORY

OF THE

FI£ST BATTLE OF BULL RUN; CAMPAIGN OF GEN. POPE; McCLELLAN'S
MARYLAND CAMPAIGN; BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG; HOOKER'S
CHANCELLORSVILLE CAMPAIGN; GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN;
AND A GLANCE AT THE CAMPAIGN FROM THE RAP-
IDAN TO APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE.

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§a the Memory

OF THE GALLANT OFFICERS AND MEN WHO SEALED THEIR DEVOTION
TO THEIR COUNTRY WITn THEIR LIFE'S BLOOD WHILE
FIGHTING UNDER THE COLORS OF THE
"ULSTER GUARD,"

AND TO THB

SURVIVORS OF THOSE DEAD HEROES WHOSE COURAGE ON MANY BATTLE -FIELDS TESTIFIED THEIR READINESS TO MAKE THE SAME GREAT SACRIFICE IN THE SAME GREAT CAUSE;

THIS WORK IB

REVERENTLY AND GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED

ERRATA.

1. For "Appendix A," at bottom of second paragraph on page 69, read "Note II."

2. For "Maulius," on page 193 and 196, read "Manlius."

3. In connection with the account of the operations of the Fourteenth Brooklyn, Ninety-fifth N. Y. and Sixth Wisconsin, on pages 430 and 431, read extracts from official reports of Generals Fowler and Wordsworth, Appendix H.

PREFACE.

I Present this work to my old comrades in arms with a confident reliance upon their indulgent judgment. I submit it to the public at large with great diffidence. I was not ambitious to undertake the labor of writing the history of the "Ulster Guard," and, as most of its old members know, another pen was expected to perform that service. But I confess to having had a love for the task, which has grown in strength as the work has progressed, until, I fear, the volume has reached unpardonable dimensions; and there still remains so much unsaid that the book seems to the author very incomplete. There are a thousand incidents of the march, the camp, the bivouac, and the battle-field, which I have been forced to exclude, upon being informed by my publisher that the volume already overran 600 pages —100 more than I deisgned the book should contain. It had been my intention to illustrate the work with likenesses of the officers of the regiment; but it was found to be impossible to do this except to a limited extent, and that would have subjected the

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