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Organization of Regiment at Camp Fuller - Drills and Parades

Discipline — Military abatement of a Whisky Shop -Orders to proceed to Louisville, Ky., countermanded - Incidents on return of Regiment to Camp Fuller - Regiment afterward ordered to Columbus, Ky.

UNDER the call for six hundred thousand more vol.

unteers, made by President Lincoln in the summer of 1862, to aid in putting down the rebellion, the organization of the Ninety-fifth Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers was formed, and composed of seven companies from McHenry county, and three companies from Boone.

Enlistments in these companies commenced briskly in both counties, in the latter part of July of that year, and the volunteering progressed with such en. thusiasm and rapidity, that on the first of August following several of the companies had obtained the


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