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pledged for them their devotion to it, and their determination to
uphold it with all their strength. The flag was then carried to the
line, the Sons of New Hampshire formed into sections at the head of
the regrment, whose band struck up a national air, when the
regimental line broke into platoons, and the whole column moved up
Broadway amid the applause and cheers of the thousands of
spectators who crowded the streets and admired the stalwart
appearance and soldierly bearing of the men. The officers dined
with the committee of arrangements, at the Everett House, and the
men were entertained at the Arsenal. In the afternoon the regiment
departed for Washington, by cars, arrived there about noon on the
23d, and went into camp at Colorama Hill, about a mile north of the
city. While passing through New Jersey, Lieut. Charles W. Walker,
of Co. B, fell from the cars and was so badly injured that he soon
died. His remains were sent back to Concord where his funeral was
attended by members of the Legislature and a large concourse of
citizens. The Second was brigaded with the First and Second Rhode
Island and Seventy.first New York?all excellent regiments. Attached
to the brigade was the Second Rhode Island Battery, and the
Seventy.first New York had two Dahlgren howitzers, manned by two of
its companies. Col. Ambrose E. Burnside, of the Second Rhode
Island, was in command of the brigade. THE BATTLE OF BULL RUN. On
the 16th of July the regiment started on its first campaign, with
full ranks. Men who for weeks had been on the sick.list, now
reported themselves for duty, lest they should be left behind in
what they fondly believed would be the death blow of the rebellion.
It wasa very hot day, and many of the men, overcome with heat, fell
out by the way. The brigade bivoua...
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