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to found the Roman Empire, so we Americans, who passed through the Civil War and carried it to the final conclusion which laid the enduring foundation of our nation, may well delight ourselves in remembering the hardships through which this splendid achievement was won.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS My grateful acknowledgments are due to Mrs. Joseph Howland and Mrs. Joel J. Seaver for placing at my disposal the Regimental Records of the Sixteenth Volunteers, and the correspondence which passed between Colonels Davies, Howland and Seaver and their superior officers; to Mrs. George B. Winslow for the letters of her brother, General Albert M. Barney, and to Miss Ellen I. Parker for those of her father, Captain George Parker; to BrigadierGeneral John C. Gilmore; Colonels Franklin Palmer, and William H. Walling; Captains William L. Best, Isaac T. Merry, W. R. Helm; Corporal Alonzo R. Fuller; Private Riley E. Wilkins, all of the Sixteenth; to Colonel Richard C. Shannon, Fifth Maine, of General Slocum's staff; Colonel E. W. Guindon, of General Slocum's staff; the Second Auditor of the Treasury; the Commissioner of Pensions; General Phisterer, Assistant Adjutant-General of the State of New York: to The Century Company, and Charles Scribner's Sons, for permission to copy from their publications; and to Colonel William F. Fox, for the use of his publications. If there were space, I would be glad to insert the names of more than twenty-five hundred soldiers, their relatives and friends, who have aided me in collecting information relating to the services of the members of the Sixteenth, the dates of the death of those who have died since the War, and the residences of the survivors.
N. M. C. OGDENSBURG, N.Y., March, 1906.
The number of the volume of the War of the Rebellion Records con-
Colonel W. B. Franklin.—Passes to Washington limited.—Why
a refusal was reconsidered. -Women forbidden camp under
Reorganization of the Brigade.-Military Execution.-Reviewed
by General McClellan.-George Mason of Spring Bank.-
McClellan commends conduct in battle.—White House.- Organ-
ization of Fifth and Sixth Corps.—March to the Chicka-