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Filled with Soldiers:
When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Washington was filled with new recruits, many of whom were away from home for the first time. Preserving order among these newly-minted soldiers was done by the Regular Army and various state militias from the north. A large number of troops remained in Washington throughout the war, guarding the capital from the enemy.
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