New York Infantry Regiment, 4th
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The Fourth Regiment New York State Volunteers
The following has been issued in relation to the arrival
of this regiment:-
General Orders no. 13
Headquarters, Twenty Second Regiment
Palace Garden, New York, May 8, 1863.
The Fourth regiment New York Volunteers, Scott Life
Guard, Colonel J.B. McGregor, commanding, will probably
arrive in this city during the next forty-eight hours.
Owing to the difficulty of procuring accurate information
as to the precise time of arrival, the Lieutenant Colonel
Commanding takes this method of notifying the members
of the command to hold themselves in readiness to parade
at the shortest notice. The time of parade will be published
in orders in the daily papers.
By order of Lieut. Col. J. Henderson Grant;
W.J.A. McGrath, Adjutant
TESTIMONY TO LIEUT. COL. FARNSWORTH
It is the purpose of the friends of Lieut. Colonel Farnsworth,
of the Scott Life Guard, to raise funds for the
purchase of a horse, saddle, sword, &c., as a suitable
testimonial for his courage and valor. All who may feel
desirous of aiding the subscription will please address
Mr. A. C. Lawrence, No. 346 Broadway.
HONORABLE MEDALLION FOR THE SCOTT LIFE GUARD
W. S. Moulton, ex-Lieutenant Fourth regiment (Scott
Life Guard) has been authorized by General Ward to get
up a silver bust of Genera1 Scott, from the original die,
for the veteran members of the Thirty-eighth, New York
Volunteers, or Second Scott Life Guard. The medallion is
to be worn on the left breast, and is a perfect likeness of
the veteran General Scott. All members who have served
under General Ward are entitled to wear the medallion,
which can be had of the regimental agent, Mr.
Wheeler, No. 20 Nassau street.
FIRST REGIMENT SCOTT LIFE GUARD.
An election for officers was held by this regiment yesterday, the following
gentlemen being chosen to fill the
positions opposite their names:—Alfred W. Taylor, Colonel;
Wm. Jamison, Major; Wm. Henriques, Adjutant;
James M. Bayles, Quartermaster. The regiment is ready
to go at any moment, and the men express their desire
to meet the foe face to face. They want for nothing in
their quarters and spend their time in drill.
LETTER FROM GEN. SCOTT.—The following
letter from Gen. Scott must have been highly
gratifying to the regiments referred to. The
old hero knows well the effect of a word of
praise fitly spoken:
NEW YORK, May 26th, 1863.
MY DEAR GENERAL :—The two regiments of
New York Volunteers, formed on the basis of
the Scott Life Guard, all organized by you,
have served in the field with great honor to my
name, and, what is better, great honor to our
country. I am proud of them, and they are entitled
to a nation's gratitude. I am sorry that I
shall not be in the city to receive the salute of
the Thirty-eighth intended for me, and to shake
hands with my brother veterans of Mexico and
their noble associates; but I am quite an invalid,
and cannot make but two migrations a year
between New York and West Point. The promotion,
and other honors, the sword and medal
you achieved in the field, my dear General,
though they have greatly delighted, have not at
all surprised me. Hoping you may live long
for the benefit of your country,
I remain, very truly yours,
(Signed) WINFIELD SCOTT.
P. S.—My kind regards to Colonel Hayman,
whom I greatly honor. w. s.
To Brig. Gen. J. H. HOBART WARD.
RECEPTION OF COMPANY I, SCOTT LIFE GUARD.-
Our firemen yesterday did honor to themselves in
the promptness with which they rallied to the
reception of the above company of the Life Guard.
As previously ordered, the 4th regiment assembled
at 1 P. M. at the Arsenal in Centre street, N.
Y. and awaited the forming of the escort column,
which took place on Canal street, the right resting
on Broadway, at 3 o'clock. Shortly
after that hour, everything being in readiness,
the line moved down Broadway
and entered the City Hall Park through
the west gate and retired through the opposite
entrance. The Mayor and members of the Common
Council received the pageant as it filed by.
When the regiment had arrived in front of the
City Hall the men halted, drawn up in line, and
then formed a hollow square, the centre of
which was occupied by the Mayor, members of
the Common Council, and parties bearing the
colors to be returned to the regiment. The colors,
it will be recollected, were presented to the old
Scott Life Guard by the ladies of New York, and
when that company left for the seat of war two
years ago were deposited by them in the City
Hall for safe keeping until their return.
The colors were presented by the Mayor and
received by Col. McGregor, in the absence of Brig.
Gen. J.H. Ward. The department of this district
formed the most interesting part of the procession
and comprised the following companies: Engines
Nos. 6, 9, and 12; Hose, Nos. 5, 6 and 8;
and Hook and Ladder No. 2. Apparatus was
drawn by Engines Nos. 2 and 9, and Hose No. 6.
After the presentation Co. I was escorted to Williamsburgh,
and proceeded to the house of Engine
Co. No. 12, where a tempting collation was in
waiting. Here the demonstrations of delight at
the return of old friends, comrades and relatives,
were really touching, and many a brawny hand
wiped away from the bronzed cheek the tear of
joy. Speeches were made, and the re-union
generally enjoyed to the fullest rational extent.
Of the Company twenty members belong to Co.
No. 12, to whom belongs the credit of the reception,
although the entire department co-operated
heartily in its being a generous welcome.
RECEPTION OF THE FOURTH REGIMENT
N. Y. S. V.
Five Regiments Parading Through the
Streets--Large Turnout of Military and
Firemen- Enthusiastic Display.
At noon a large crowd gathered in the neighborhood
of Canal street and Broadway, to witness the parade
of the regiments which were ordered to escort the 4th
through the principal streets of the city. The Fourth
as already stated, arrived at such an early hour yesterday
(Sunday) morning that it was impossible to extend
to them that popular ovation, accorded to other regiments
returning from the seat of war, on their march
up Broadway. Hence, they receive to-day, that token
of esteem which their bravery on the field entitles
them to. Flags displayed from all the public
and many private buildings of the
city in honor of the occasion. At three o'clock a
number of returned volunteer organizations, prominent
among whom were the Duryee Zouaves, also the 13th
(Brooklyn), 22d and 55th Regiments N. Y. N.G., and
various Fire Companies from Williamsburgh, formed
line in Canal street, right resting on Broadway, all
acting as escort to the gallant Fourth, Colonel John D.
The escort was under command of Colonel Cleveland
Winslow, and shortly after 3 P.M. marched down
Broadway, through the west gate of the Park to the
City Hall, where they were reviewed by the Mayor
and Common Council. Mayor Opdyke here
returned to the 4th the colors of the Veteran Scott Life Guard, left to the
custody of the City authorities, on the departure of the regiment. The Mayor,
presenting the colors to the 4th, made a few appropriate
remarks, which were enthusiastically applauded
by the regiment. The procession then countermarched
up Broadway to Madison Square, where they
will be reviewed by General Scott, at the Fifth Avenue
HEADQUARTERS 13th REGIMENT, N. G. S. N. Y.
BROOKLYN,. MAY 7th, 1863.
[General Orders No.5.]
1. This regiment will parade in full uniform,
armed and equipped this day (Saturday), for the
purpose of receiving and welcoming our former
comrades, the 4th Regiment, N.Y. Volunteers,
commanded by Colonel J. D. MacGregor.
2. Line will be formed in Monroe Place, at 7 1-2
o'clock. Field and Staff (dismounted), Non-Commissioned
Staff and Band, and Captains, with their
companies, will report on the ground 15 minutes
before that time. Drummers will report to the
Captains of their Companies.
3. Returns of delinquents will be made at Headquarters,
on Friday evening next, at 8 o'clock.
By order of
COLONEL JOHN B. WOODWARD. WM. AUGUSTUS MCKEE, Adjutant.
Companies will assemble at the City Armory at
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