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11th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry
The Ellsworth Regiment.
For some reason unknown to us we have not learned of the appointment of a single soldier to represent the different towns in this county in this Regiment. This does not look very well for the enterprise of our young men.
The county of Genesee should have at least a representative from each of the thirteen towns. We, however, attribute the failure to other causes than a disinclination to enter the service.
We have already raised three companies in this county, but that is not enough. We owe it to ourselves, to our cause and to the country, that we should not be behind our neighboring counties in this patriotic work.
But it is not too late now, for __ be fully represented in what will be a favorite Regiment - the Ellsworth Zouaves. The committee having the matter in charge have recently issued another call, and inasmuch as several other counties are behind in the good work, they propose that any town which chooses, may select any number of young men, but not to exceed five in number, and by raising the sum of $20 for each man thus selected, which sum goes with a fund to purchase such necessary outfit, etc., as the Government does not supply. The equipment of the regiment will be done by the Government.
It should be borne in mind, that all persons entering this Regiment will be entitled to the same mileage and bounty which other volunteers are entitled to.
The qualifications for this Regiment are - the soldiers to be selected shall be unmarried men, not less than five feet eight inches in height, active, able-bodied, and not to exceed thirty years of age. The pay will commence on the day after they arrive at Albany.
This Regiment must be full by the 20th inst.
Let some of our young men in the different towns take hold of the matter, and we have no doubt that quite a number may be procured in the
County. LET THEM TRY IT. OLD GENESEE MUST NOT LAG BEHIND.
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History