46th Regiment, New York Volunteers
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As rapid and efficient progress is being made in filling up this regiment—Rev.
Dr. J. H. Perry, colonel —as has been possible under the circumstances.
The chief difficulty encountered has been want of means to
take care of the men until their acceptance by the War Department. With a view
to remedy this difficulty and hasten the completion of this regiment, which
...., the following committee of prominent gentlemen has been appointed to
collect and receive funds: C H. Marshall, 38 Burling Slip; M. H. Grinnell,
49 Wall street; A. A. Lowe & Brothers, 31 Burling Slip; George N. Blunt,
179 Water street; N. E. Dodge, 19 Cliff street; and John French, corner of
Clinton and Fulton avenues, Brooklyn. The regiment is encamped near Fort Hamilton.
Departure of Regiments Yesterday.
The Fremont regiment, Colonel Rosa, (the Forty-sixth New York Volunteers,)
left Turtle Bay Park last evening for Elizabethport. It was understood that
its destination was Washington. The Washington Grays, Colonel Moore, (the
47th New York Volunteers,) departed from their
camp at East New York, marched through the city, and embarked by way of Camden
and Amboy for the seat of war.
THE FREMONT REGIMENT.
A new regiment has been started adopting the name of that good man and soldier,
John C. Fremont. It gives promise already that it will rank equal with the
foremost of the many fine regiments that have been formed by our adopted
citizens. The Fremont Regiment is to be composed entirely of Germans who
have already shown a patriotism and promptitude in answering the call of
our country, in the hour of need, worthy of the highest praise. It is to
be commanded by Gen. Rudolph Rosa, an engineer officer of great experience,
formerly in the Prussian army, late of the United States Coast Survey. The
Lieutenant Colonel, Germain Metternich, esq., is well and favorably known
to our citizens, and has seen service in the revolutions of 1848 and 1849.
Beside these, many experienced officers of a regular military education have
offered their services. The men, of whom there are
enlisted about 300, have an intelligent and sturdy appearance. We hope our
patriotic citizens will do their best to assist the organization of the Fremont
Regiment, headquarters Nos. 55 and 57 Forsyth street. Major-Gen. John C. Fremont
was waited upon yesterday at the Astor House by a committee of officers of
this regiment. The deputation was introduced by Dr. Justus Adelberg of California,
the well-known geologist. General Fremont expressed himself much satisfied
with the intents and purposes of the regiment, and promised his active support
in procuring a speedy acceptance
of the same by the authorities in Washington.
MILITARY MOVEMENTS IN NEW YORK.
THE FREMONT REGIMENT.
Major General John C. Fremont was waited upon yesterday at the Astor House
by a committee of officers of the Fremont regiment, United States Volunteers,
now in progress of formation. The deputation was introduced by
Dr. Justus Adelberg, of California, the well known geologist. General Fremont
expressed himself much satisfied with the intent and purposes of the regiment,
and promised his active support in procuring a speedy acceptance of the same
by the authorities in Washington. This regiment is rapidly increasing, and
promises fairly to equal any other previously sent to the seat of war. It consists
entirely of citizens of German birth, and is commanded by R. Rosa, Esq., formerly
a military engineer in the Prussian service. The place of Lieutenant Colonel
is filled by Germain Metternich, Esq., well known by his military exploits
in the Revolution of 1848. Headquarters, Humboldt Hall, Nos. 55 and 57 Forsyth
THE FREMONT REGIMENT PICNIC.
A very pleasant picnic, got up by the friends of the Fremont regiment, was
held yesterday at Conrad's Park, Yorkville. The gallant Fremonters will take
their departure at an early day for the seat of war, and as the ranks are
entirely composed of that highly patriotic class of our adopted citizens-Germans-the
invitation for a farewell picnic was responded to be an outpouring of the
Teutonic element quite in keeping with the ardor they have exhibited in the
cause of freedom in their contributions from their ranks to the army of the
Union. All the approaches to Conrad's Park presented for a considerable portion
of forenoon a constant stream of people--all wending their way to the scene
of the days enjoyment. Well stored baskets, under which men and women, boys
and girls, according to number of each friendly party, struggled along, gave
unmistakable evidence the object gathering, as well as the state of preparation
of all for its success. The beautiful park presented a very lively scene
throughout the day. The early comers rambled about the grounds, and favorite
spots for the coming al fresco entertainment were selected. Many pater familias
brought line and hook, and in shady spots along the river bank gave their
young olive branches their first lessons in the gentle art. Many matrons
and young maidens were there, whose hus- bands and lovers, instead of being
with them as they strolled along the shores of their own East river, were
keeping armed watch and ward on the banks of the distant Potomac. All amusements
to be enjoyed on the ground-- the shooting galleries, the swings, the merry-go-rounds,
the itinerant shows, where strong men and tall women were exhibited; the
weighing machine and the long testers--all were enjoyed, and each and all
had their crowds of patrons. A couple of excellent bands were in attendance
which discoursed sweet music at pleasantly short intervals, and to whose
merry strains, later in the day, the joyous dancers kept measure until the
falling gloom warned the distant visitors that it was time to retire. The
picnic was a decided success, and a very considerable sum of money, to be
appropriated for the benefit of the German soldiers' families, must have
MILITARY MOVEMENTS IN THE CITY.
THE WASHINGTON GRAYS.
GENERAL HEADQUARTERS OF NEW YORK,
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
ALBANY, Sept. 7, 1861.
Special orders No. 366 are hereby countermanded. The Washington Grays, Colonel
Henry Moore, will remain at their present encampment at Past New York until
further orders. By order of the Commander-in-Chief,
THOS. HILLHOUSE, Adj't Gen.
MILITARY MOVEMENTS IN NEW YORK.
DEPARTURE OF THE FORTY-SIXTH REGIMENT (FREMONT RIFLES). MYSTERIOUS MOVEMENTS
On Monday two regiments, organized under the last call of the President, took
their departure for the seat of war. One was the Washington Greys, Colonel
Henry Moore, and the other the Forty-sixth regiment, better
known as the Fremont Rifles, Colonel Rudolph Rosa. The officers of the latter
corps scarcely expected to be called away in so hurried a manner, and notwithstanding
that Governor Morgan assigned a company to the regiment,
recruited for the Morgan Rifles, Colonel Rosa only led nine companies from
this city. The order for the final departure was issued on Sunday night, and
all day Monday the greatest activity was preserved in the encampment,
at Conrad's Elm Park. The order for the regiment to break camp was very
soon noised among their friends and the Germans generally, and at an early
hour Broadway and the Bowery were perfectly lined with spectators. But up to
eight o'clock in the evening no regiment appeared, and the masses quietly withdrew
from the above named streets, expecting that the corps would not leave until
the following day (yesterday). In the meantime, however, the
Forty-sixth regiment marched from Elm Park down Broadway to Forty-second street,
and thence to the North river, where two steamers were in waiting to convey
them to their destination. Where the regiment is destined remains a mystery.
The probability is that it is to be attached to the same
brigade, composed of the New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island troops, that
so mysteriously disappeared on Saturday evening last. In point of equipment
and general good condition the Fremont Rifles are equally as well provided
for as any of the German regiments that have as yet left the city. This is
probably owing to the fact that the committee of Germans, of which Frederick
Kapp, Esq., is the chairman, interested themselves to such an extent that everything
necessary to military equipments was readily furnished them. The Union Defence
Committee also donated $5,000
to the regiment. The following is a correct list of the field, staff and line
Lieutenant Colonel—Germain Metternich.
Staff—Adjutant, Adolph C. C. Famsen; Quartermaster, P. M. Peterson; Paymaster,
Henry Schroeder, First Lieutenant in Company C; Commissary, Fried. Wilh. Obernier,
First Lieutenant in Company E; Surgeon, Henry Hovet, M. D.; Assistant Surgeon,
Otto Schenck, M. D.
Non-Commissioned Staff—Sergeant Major, Carl Marcioch; Color Sergeant,
Louis Koehler; Quartermaster Sergeant, Arnold Davidson; Commissary Sergeant;
Drum Major, ___ Buechsel; Hospital Steward, Wolfgang
Company A—Captain, George W. Travers; First Lieutenant, Theodore Hohle;
Second Lieutenant, Carl Meyer.
Company B—Captain, Julius Parcus; First Lieutenant, Carl Seidenech; Second
Lieutenant, Heinrich Krause.
Company C—Captain, Francis Mohlbauer; First Lieutenant, Henry Schroeder;
Second Lieutenant ____.
Company D--Captain, Richard Riegel, First Lieutenant, Anton Kinkel, Second
Lieutenant, George Breuning.
Company E—Captain, Philip Schwichard; First Lieutenant, Fried. Wilh.
Obernier; Second Lieutenant, Wilh. Grotowsky.
Company F—Captain, John Henkel; First Lieutenant, Anton Gauggel; Second
Lieutenant, Alphons Saviere.
Company G—Captain, Carl Paulsachel; First Lieutenant, John Beiling; Second
Lieutenant, Fried. C. Kocher.
Company H—Captain, ____; First Lieutenant, Carl Schleher; Second Lieutenant,
Company I—Captain, Peter Warmkessel; First Lieutenant, ____; Second Lieutenant,
FORTY-SIXTH REGIMENT, N. Y. V.
[Special Correspondence of the N. Y. Sunday Mercury.]
CAMP NEAR WARRENTON JUNCTION, March 21.
Windy Weather—Hard Duty—Where are the Red Tops?—That Presentation—Pictures
For the last few days we have had an incessant blow, with no appearance as
yet of a let-up. Between railroads, camp-guards, and details, we poor devils
of privates have hardly time to keep a clean face. There is a great quantity
of unnecessary work in this regiment, merely to suit the whims and caprices
of a lot of drunkards, who may have the influence to procure commissions. A
man goes on railroad-guard, say this morning, comes off to-morrow noon, and
is immediately sent out on detail; perhaps, if he is fortunate, he escapes
night-guard, when he may sleep in his shanty, with orders to keep one eye
and be ready to repel an attack from Moseby, which has been expected for three
months back, and has not appeared to this day.
Our Colonel (Jenkins) is now in command of the Brigade, which is composed of
the One Hundred and Fortieth N. Y. V., Rochester Racehorses; One Hundred and
Fifty-fifth, P. V., Yellow Birds; Ninety-first, P. V., Old Vets, and the One
Hundred and Forty-Sixth, N. Y. V. Gerrard's Tigers. The brigade is known by
the cognomen of Red-Tops, derived from wearing
Zouave uniform, save the Ninety-first, who stick to the blouse and straight
Lieutenant-Colonel Jesse Armstrong returned to us a few days since, to the
joy of the men, who love him like a father. In his absence, the regiment was
commanded by Captain James Grinley.
In your issue of the 13th inst., mention is made of a presentation to Lieutenant
Chambers (it should be Chalmers), it was quite a surprise to him, he being
called out to see a gentleman from the front, who was, said to be in the U.
S. S. Commission tent. He was surprised to find his company assembled there,
a path being left open for him in full view of the sword, sash, and belt. His
confusion on the articles being handed to him by Sergeant John Kennedy (who
spoke a few appropriate words), can better be imagined than described. Lieutenant
Chalmers is beloved by all who know him, as an officer and a gentleman few
are his equal.
The man that dispenses Old Abe's pictures is anxiously looked for from day
to day; he is the most welcome visitor we have. We received orders last night
to be ready at a moment's notice, with three day's rations. Judging by the
cannonading in front to-day, there must be warm work. If we are called on,
look for a good account from the Red Tops.
MILITARY.—The Forty Sixth New York Volunteer Regiment, re-enlisted veterans,
which arrived in this city on Tuesday from Knoxville, Tennessee,
had a public reception tendered them yesterday. The regiment left the Battery
about three o'clock, and escorted by the Fifth and Eleventh
Regiments, marched up Broadway and Park Place to the Bowery, where an excellent
collation was provided for the soldiers. The Forty-Sixth is a German organization,
commanded by Colonel Rosa, and has seen service with the army of the Potomac,
under General Grant in the West, and in the Department of the South. The Eighty-first
and Ninety-sixth Regiments, of
General Leslie's veteran brigade, arrived in the city yesterday morning, en
route for Fortress Monroe.
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