"THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND MORE!" The nation's rallying cry had electrified every telegraph wire and intensified the great heart of the Northwest. Women, with the spirit of the Revolutionary mothers, had bidden their loved ones GO, glad that they had husbands or sons to give in the crushing of a rebel foe. Minnesota was thoroughly aroused. Though as a State she had yet scarcely seen her first decade, she had already sent her Fifth Regiment into the field. Fired with the spirit of the immortal "First," which won laurels even in defeat,* her quota was again being filled. Young men, the flower, vigor, and hope of the State, with musket in firm grasp, stood ready, impatiently awaiting "orders!"
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