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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of veteranize.
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Eighty-Fifth New York had just "veteranized," and received their first instalment of veteran bounty.
When a company had "veteranized" by the re-enlistment of a majority, they announced it by parading on the company street and giving three rousing cheers.
The term of service of all the troops enlisted in the spring and summer of 1861 for three years was now ended, and an interval occurred in which the new levies under the law to enforce the draft had not yet reached the field, and the army was depleted by the return home of the regiments which had not "veteranized" in the last winter.
When the regiment veteranized in 1864, Sam didn't re-enlist, and was mustered out in February, 1865, at the end of his term of service.
The summer was rapidly passing away, and still the regiment had not received the 30-day furlough promised us when we veteranized.
He had re-enlisted, along with the rest of us, when the regiment "veteranized."
I have heard it said by our boys that since we veteranized the whole Regiment, officers, and men, average less than twenty-four years old.