Here the 32d was detailed to form a skirmish line to protect the extreme flank of the army. Colonel Prescott, however, requested that the regiment be excused from this duty, for the reason that it had had no experience and but little instruction in skirmishing....
The Story of the Thirty-second Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry: Whence it ... - Page 166
by Francis Jewett Parker - 1880 - 260 pages
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