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Return of New York Regiments.
NEW YORK, April 28
The 7th and 8th New York Volunteer Regiments,
both German corps, arrived this P. M. ,
their term of service having expired. They
had an enthusiastic reception.
The City Council have instructed the Committee
on National Affairs to receive all City
Regiments returning from the field.
It is designed to make a public demonstration
on the arrival of each regiment, and those
willing to re-enlist will doubtless be freely assisted.
NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS.—Surgeon Alonzo
M.F. Eisenlord, of the 7th regiment, has been
dismissed from the service. He was convicted
by court martial of conduct unbecoming an officer
and a gentleman, in that he took on June 6
two one dollar bills from the drawer of a bureau
at Mr. West's farm, near Fortress Monroe,
which was in use as a hospital.
Seventh New York.
Second Lieutenant Hugo Letze, Co. I; Corporal Henry
Murich, Co. A; Gerhardvan Heusden, Co. A; Ifann,
Co. A; —Baumann, Co. C; Ferdinand Brandt, Co. D;
John Graff, Co. D; Conrad Binn, Co. D; — Metz, Co. E;
George Kern, Co. E; Henry Graber, Co. E; Frederic Roller,
Co. G; Charles Hammer, Co. H; John Lautenschlager,
Co. I; H. Durre, Co. K.
COMPANY G.—Captain Charles Heusler.
COMPANY A.—Corporal Bitter, Privates Bassuth, Bausch,
Dauth, Diefenbach, Goehrig, Seger, Tittmann and Vater.
COMPANY B —Corporals Jacob Geissel and Peter Loeben,
Deetz, Dudeck, Frank. Guthmann and Hartmann.
COMPANY C.—Corporal Zobel, Reinhardt.
COMPANY D.—Krahehl, Lebkuchner, Miller, Nicolai,
Oberfeld, Rosenstern and Spielmann.
COMPANY E.—Corporal Hansen, Adam, Eisinger, Itschner,
Humpf and Raus.
COMPANY F.—Morten and Stuhringen.
COMPANY H---Lichtenauer, Kirch, Schumacher and
COMPANY I.—Sergeant Seiter, Maas, Seibel and Waldauer.
COMPANY K.—Corporal Abt and Bugler Kaempf, Hunstein,
Kehrer and Walz.
Killed—Officer.... .. 1
SEVENTH REGIMENT AND NEW YORK
WASHINGTON, May 19,1861.
The rumors afloat respecting the Seventh regiment are
not only unfounded, but most undeserved. They have
no idea of breaking up their camp on the day when their
period of service here expires. Their intention is
to await the orders of the department. It
is thought the Secretary will send them
to Staten Island, where their admirable
... will be useful in preparing the more raw material
... will be collected there soon. The prompt manner in
which the gallant Seventh rushed forward to the defence
of Washington is appreciated by the government, and it
is to be a shield against the malicious reports of their
coming to New York, with or without orders. They
never sully their colors by any act unworthy their
... reputation. They will probably, be ordered off soon
to more important service, as just stated, near New
There is a good deal of strong comment here on the
conduct of the Military Board at Albany. Whether the
motives of these gentlemen spring from political manoeuvering
or scheming for contracts they are pronounced
as both odious and disgraceful. The indignation of the
...tey will crush any official body who at this crisis
...s influence to obtain power or pelf. The Albany
... was denounced here in sharp terms by some members
of the Union Committee of New York, and the government
has conveyed its opinion of their proceedings by
... the organization of fourteen regiments solely to
...ion Committee. It was the intrigues of these Albany
hucksters that brought General Sickles to Washington
this week, where his energetic remonstrances called
... attention of the President to what was going on at
..., and his decided action in accepting the Sickles
... was the best rebuke he could pronounce on those
...ade in their country's perils.
The Was Department telegraphed yesterday to Governor
... and the Union Committee that the Sickles brigade,
...ing five regiments, were to be included in the late
...ion of fourteen regiments accorded to the
... Committee of New York. The conduct
... government towards General Sickles is
... praised here for its impartiality towards a former
political opponent, and it is thought that the patriotic
course of this gentleman in the last Congress in
breaking off his long cherished political relations with
the South deserved a marked compliment. General
Sickles has his orders to remove his brigade at once into
an encampment near New York, and to hold himself in
readiness at a very early day for an important service to
be confided to him. If it should turn out that he is incompetent
for a delicate or dangerous task, his military
career will close at the very outset. But his judgment
and pluck are well thought of here by all parties. The
General is eager for work, and desires the hardest
job in the gift of the War Department. He is likely to
get it, we hear, and very soon.
It is settled no more troops will be accepted by the
government under the last requisition, either from New
York or elsewhere. Already some two hundred and twenty
thousand men are enlisted, and it will take time to muster
them in and organize them for service.
A Cabinet officer was yesterday refused by the Secretary
of War the acceptance of a single regiment, which
he was most solicitous to have mustered in.
Justice to Col. Bendix.
To the Editor of the New York Times:
Your-correspondent, "J. S. C.," in this day's
TIMES, in exculpation of Col. TOWNSEND'S omission to
throw out an advance guard in the night advance on
Little Bethel, (in consequence of which he came in
collision with Col. BENDIX'S command,) remarks: :
It certainly was Col. BENDIX's duty, in a military
point of view, while in a strange neighborhood, where
he knew there were friends, to have thrown out a
guard for some distance around him, so that he could
have been informed of the approach of enemies or
friends before they came within firing distance of
him. At any rate, the officers of his regiment admit
their culpability in the matter, and all the officers at
the Fortress, who know the facts concerning it, (including
Gen. BUTLER and his aids,) exculpate Col.
TOWNSEND from any wrong or unmilitary conduct in
Now, whether "J. S, C." has had any private
means of knowing that the officers of Col. BENDIX'S
regiment admit their culpability, or whether he makes
the statement entirely at random, we have no means
of judging; but certain it is, that ever since the occurrence,
Col. BENDIX has rested so entirely satisfied
with the correctness of his action in the matter in
every particular, as not to feel called on to make any
explanation or defence. But the only opinion I have
heard of any of Col. Bendix's officers expressing, is
contained in the following statement by the Adjutant
of the regiment, who was present with his command
during the advance and retreat from Bethel, and, consequently,
might be expected to be well aware of the
sentiments of his brother officers; but his statements,
as you will observe, especially that marked No. 6,
gives a distinct and unqualified contradiction to this
part of "J, S. C.'s " communication.
The Adjutant of the Seventh New York Volunteer
Regiment, (Steuben) Mr. Louis Schaffner, who escorted
the remains of Lieut. GREBLE to Philadelphia, and
who remains in this City a few days on furlough, called
on Thursday night at the office of the New-York Demokrat,
and gave a detailed account of the affairs at Big
Bethel and Little Bethel. In regard to the latter unfortunate
affair the following facts are given in the
account of Mr. SCHAFFNER, which do not appear in
the official report of Gen. Butler:-
1. When the main body of the Newport's News troops
pushed on towards Little Bethel, Col. BENDIX, with a
rear guard of 170 men and one field piece, was left behind
at a junction of two roads in the woods, with the
order to hold his position at all hazards, since hostile
troops might be expected there, to cut off the retreat
of the main body. The roads cut each other nearly
at right angles.
2. Col. BENDIX had not received any order or intimation
that our troops should wear white badges
around the arm for the purpose of mutual recognition,
and if he had he would not have been able to distinguish
such badge at the distance and in the dusk of
the morning. Col. BENDIX'S command did not wear
3. When Col. TOWNSEND'S troops approached the
said junction over a slight ridge, they appeared to be
a troop of cavalry, because Gen. PIERCE and staff, and
Col. TOWNSEND and staff, in a body, rode in advance
of their troops, and without any advance guard
thrown out, as customary, to reconnoitre and protect
the head of the column. If the latter precaution had
been taken the unfortunate mistake would not have
happened. It was known that our side had no
4. The uniform of the Albany regiment was very
similar to the uniform of the secession troops.
5. It is doubtful which side opened fire. Many of
the Albany boys admit that they fired first, mistaking
the Steuben regiment for enemies, probably for the
reason that the latter wore no white badges.
6. All the officers present at the affair freely and
candidly acknowledge that Col. BENDIX had done his
duty, and could not act otherwise under his orders.
By the above it is certainly evident that some great
blunders (criminal or not) were committed by somebody;
but at whose door the fault lies will be found
out when Gen. Butler shall receive the official reports
of his subordinate officers, which reports, it appears
by his own saying, he had not received when
he wrote his official report inculpating Col. BENDIX;
and the truth will certainly come out by court-martial.
Letters received from officers of the Steuben Regiment
last night at the office of the New-York Demokrat,
and published in yesterday's edition, fully corroborate
the above statement
In fact it is about universally conceded that Col.
Bendix not only acted perfectly right in the position
in which he was placed, but that he would have been
exceedingly reprehensible had he done otherwise.
Undoubtedly if he considered it necessary, or were
allowed to make every explanation regarding the
affair, he could in a short time silence all insinuations.
But his friends in New-York are rather impatient
to think that a man who has devoted the greater
part of his life to the study and practice of military
ethics to such a degree as to have perhaps no superior
as a tactician and disciplinarian in the State, should
be made the scapegoat or the cloak for the omissions
or the neglects of those who have only more influence
or superior position.
It is only in justice to an absent meritorious soldier
that I ask an insertion of the above in the same paper
that conveyed the imputations.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE
DEPARTURE OF THE SEVENTH STEUBEN VOLUNTEERS
The Seventh Regiment, New York Steuben Volunteers,
Col. John E. Bendix, left their quarters at
Landmann's, Third avenue, at ten o'clock yesterday
morning in accordance with Gen. Dix's order to embark
for Fortress Monroe. This regiment is composed
of Germans, among whom are a number of the
veterans of 1848 and '49. Among the officers are several
German noblemen who are exiles in this country,
having been driven from their native land on account
of their sympathy with and activity in the struggle for
German independence in 1848. Many of them have
also served in the revolutionary struggles of Hungary
The departure of the Steuben Regiment was made
the occasion for presenting them with several colors.
The first, which is the gift of Mrs. Kapff and Mrs.
Francesca Klein, was presented by Mrs. Kapff, at the
Steuben House, in the Bowery. One of the ladies
assembled the material, while the other embroidered
the tasteful devices upon it. It is a crimson silk flag,
bordered with heavy yellow silk fringe. In the corers
are flowers tastefully embroidered. On one side
is a portrait of Baron Steuben in a medallion wreath,
with the German and American flags beneath, and surrounded
by the words, in German, "Where Liberty
dwells, there is our country.'' On the reverse is a
shield with stars and stripes and a wreath across, surrounded
by the words, "Seventh Steuben Regiment." After the presentation, the line of march was assumed,
until the regiment arrived at No. 189 Bowery, where
a set of Guide Colors were presented by Mr. Caspar
Schneider, formerly Sergeant Major of the Eleventh,
of which Col. Bendix was Lieutenant-Colonel.
The [g.i.e] colors are of white silk, with the figure 7
f...ed and blue in the center. Thence the regiment
proceeded through Grand street, down Broadway to
the City Hall, where another stand of colors was presented
by Judge Daly in the name of American ladies,
descendants of Germans who came to New York previous
to the Revolution. The colors consist of an
American flag, with the following inscription, "7th
Regiment," in silver script, and a guide color, the gift
of the grand-daughter of Gen. Steuben. The guide
color is rich, green silk, with a heavy, yellow silk
fringe, and contains on one side the Cross of the German
Order of Fidelity. Judge Daly, in presenting
the flag, said:
COL Bendix—The flags which I have the honor to offer for
the acceptance of your regiment, are the gift of women members
of some of our oldest families, whose ancestors came from
Germany and settled in this country before the Revolution.
Though separated by several generations from these of German
birth the German blood still running in their veins, recognizes
the [onip.uncti] with which the countrymen of their ancestors
have taken up arms, when the unity of these States is threatened.
The principal of national unity is a deeply implanted German
sentiment. Giaton tells us that when the ancestors of the
present Germans first appeared upon the banks of the Mein, they
were made up of district tribes, who gradually coalesced into a
great nation, calling themselves by the name of Aliemanni or
all kinds of men. to denote their various lineage and common
bravery. From that united condition they became broken
into small nationalities; and to bring them back again to unite
all speaking the German tongue in the confederate Germany, is
an object for which German patriots have struggled for three
hundred years and struggled in vain.
The American people have presented a similar spectacle on
this side of the Atlantic, a new Allemanni, or a people composed
of many races confederated together in one nationality, and having
hitherto a common destiny. by the establishment of the
Constitution and Government of the United States, we have become
a nation, and those raising the flag of Secession would
make us what Germany now is - a body of contiguous but
severed States, with no other ties than a common language. The
pie-- lit condition of Germany is the work of her aristocracy, and
those who would accomplish a similar result here proclaim to
the world that they constants ii the aristocracy of this country.
You are not the first of the German race who have taken up
arms in defense of this county. On that balcony before you,
arrayed in the old continental uniform of a Major-General is
the portrait of that noble German soldier, whose honored
name you bear.
The aide-de-camp of Frederick the Great, and profoundly
skilled in the art of war, acquired under the leadership of his
great commander Baron Steuben quitted a life of luxurious ease
and came to this country at a critical period in our history to
offer his services as a volunteer. He was the tactician of our
Revolution. As Inspector-General of the American armies, he
drilled our imperfectly disciplined troops and taught them the art
of war. His name is, and ever will be associated with Monmouth,
with Valley Forge and with the fights of Yorktown, and when the Revolution
was over, he selected our country as
his home and his body lies buried in its soil. At this time,
when officers of the United States Army hold so highly to the
obligation of their honor and their oath, it may be well to remember
how Steuben regarded this class of traitors. When,
acting as Inspector General in Virginia he heard among the role
of recruits the name of Arnold, he ordered the young man to step
to the front, and said:
" I cannot, Sir, enlist you by the name of a traitor."
It is not my fault " said the recruit. "What other name can
Take mine" was the reply, and the soldier enlisted by the
name of Steuben.
This detestation of traitors is an old, instinctive, German feeling.
Tacitus tells us that the German tribes regarded as among
the highest of crimes, and as a disgrace which could never be
wiped out, the voluntary abandonment by a soldier of his shield.
What was true then is true now; for no soldiers have ever surpassed
the Germans in fidelity. Steuben was pre-eminently distinguishable
for this German virtue, and as a mark of this especial
merit he had conferred upon him the cross of the Order of
Fidelity. It was. the only one of his decorations that he ever
valued, it was the one he always wore, and by his request it was
buried with him. The ladies whom I represent thought that
you could carry with you no worthier symbol than Steuben's
Crest of Fidelity. They have accordingly had it copied from the
portrait in the City Hall, and emblazoned on the small flag which
I now present to you. I commit also to your charge this flag of
the United States with its clustered stars and its many memories.
It now depends upon you and all arrayed like you for the
defense of the Union whether a star shall be effaced or not from
its b l u e field. You are American citizens; you are soldiers; you
are Germans. You require no exhortation from me to stand
faithfully by your colors; the history of your country for seventeen
hundred years answers for you.
Col. Bendix returned thanks for the flag, and promised
for himself and his regiment that the flag should
never be disgraced, nor a star allowed to disappear.
They would respect it, and be , and be faithful to the Constitution
and the Union.
A marching review then took place, while the Regimental
Band performed patriotic airs. During the entire
ceremony the portrait of Steuben, from the Governor's
room, was displayed on the balcony, and was
frequently cheered by the soldiers. The balcony was
filled with ladies. After the review, the regiment
marched through Broadway and Warren street to the
steamer Empire City. A large assemblage of friends
of the soldiers accompanied the regiment during the
march. We subjoin a list of the officers:
Colonel, JOHN E. Bendix; Lieut. Colonel E. Kaff;. Major,
Caspar Keller; Adjutant, L Schathner; Quartermaster Wm. M
Weruierskierch; Surgeon, Dr Isenlord; Assistant Surgeon, Dr.
Jack; Chaplin, Rev. D. Foersch.
Company A--Capt. Grebe, Lieut. Becker, Ensign Theban.
Company B—Capt. Beach, Lieut. Karbanin, Ensign Rohe.
Company C—Capt. Brestel, Lieut Braxmarer, Ensign Hausler.
Company D--Capt. Pfeiffer, Lieut. Hermann, Ensign Krager.
Company E—Capt. Ausche, Lieut. Herringen, Ensign Mosebach
Company F—Capt. Louisbochein, Lieut. Braush, Ensign Hohenbausen.
Company G—Capt. Kaff, Lieut. Dietz, Ensign Edler.
Company H—Capt. Schoenleber, Lieut Feim, Ensign Glaubelislee
Company I—Capt Bethon, Lieut. Schaedle, Ensign Allen.
Company K—Capt. Wratislaw, Lieut. Weidecholt, Ensign
The embarkation took place at 4 o'clock, but, owing
to the delay in shipping the baggage, the vessel had
not left the dock at 7 o'clock, and probably remained
inside the bar until this morning. During the delay
the best felling existed among the soldiers, who
amused themselves by singing songs, prominent among
which was the "Jubuellerah." The regiment is fully
armed and equipped, with knapsacks, haversacks, canteens,
blankets, and overcoats. Tents and camp
equipage were also shipped by the Empire City, together
with 15,000 ball cartridges. The destination is
THE SEVENTH REGIMENT STEUBEN VOLUNTEERS.
This regiment, which is composed altogether of Germans,
was first organized on the 8th of last January by
experienced officers who saw some hard service in
Poland, Hungary, Schleswig-Holstein and Greece. The
regiment is now full, and mustered in the United
States service. From the organization of the regiment
up to the time it was admitted into the United States
service, the men have been liberally supported by their
officers. The uniforms of the men will be after the
model of the United States Rifles, and they will be armed
with Enfield's Minie muskets. During the past eight
or ten days the regiment has been quartered at Landman's,
Hamilton Park, Sixty-sixth street and Third
avenue—a place admirably adapted for soldiers
to go through their drill. One of our reporters
visited the Park yesterday and found the men leading
a regular camp life. All of them are young able bodied
fellows, and they drill admirably according to Hardee's
tactics. They are provisioned in the best manner so far
as plenty of good beef, mutton, veal, and the other etceteras
go. They have been drilling constantly for eleven
hours each day, so that they may be said by this time
to be pretty well conversant with the necessary tactics.
Both officers and men are extremely anxious to got
en route, and are now only detained in consequence of having
to wait for their equipments from the State. Several
of the privates have left their families in very indigent
circumstances, and the officers are doing their best to try
and alleviate their distress.
The following is a correct list of the officers of this
Colonel, J. R Bendix; Lieutenant Colonel, Ed. Hapff;
Major, Casp. Keller; Adjutant, Louis Schaffner; Quartermaster,
Company A—Captain, F. A. Herman Gaebel; Lieutenant,
Edward H. Becker; Ensign, Fred. Wm. Thibaut.
Company B—Captain, Herman Baecht; Lieutenant,
Charles Karbaum; Ensign, Hugo Rothe.
Company C—Captain, Charles Brestel; Lieutenant, Victor
Braxmarer; Ensign, Charles Heusler.
Company D—Captain, Emil Pfeiffer; Lieutenant, Anton
Herman; Ensign, William Krayer.
Company E--Captain, Rudolph Anselm; Lieutenant. Oscar
Heringen; Ensign, Frederick Mosebach.
Company F—Captain, Louis H. Hookheim; Lieutenant,
Gustav Adolph Bransen; Ensign, Hermann Hohenhausen.
Company G—Captain, Sixt. Louis Kapff; Lieutenant,
William Deets; Ensign, Fred. Wm. Schmidt.
Company H—Captain, Jacob Schoenleber; Lieutenant,
August Feilen; Ensign, T. G. Glaubensklee.
Company I—Captain, Charles Bethon; Lieutenant, Theodore
Schaedle; Ensign, Joseph Allan.
Company K—Captain, Edward Wratislaw; Lieutenant,
Louis Wiederholt; Ensign, Julius De Boesehe.
THE SEVENTH REGIMENT (STEUBEN) NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS.
Colonel, John E. Bendix; Lieutenant Colonel, Edward
Kapff; Major, Caspar Keller.
Adjutant, Louis Schaffner; Quartermaster, William M.
Wermers Kirch; Paymaster, John Mahlich; Surgeon, Dr.
A. M. F. Isenlord; Chaplain, Rev. C. Foertch; Assistant
Surgeon, Gottlieb Jacekly; Sergeant Major, Emil Bodeker;
Quartermaster's Sergeant, Chas. A. Schaefer.
Company A—Captain, F. A. Herrman Gaebel; First
Lieutenant, Edward Becker; Ensign, Frederick Wm, Thiebaut.
Company B--Captain, Herrman Baecht; First Lieutenant,
Chas. Karbaum; Ensign, Hugo Bothe.
Company C--Captain, Chas. Brestle; First Lieutenant,
Victor Braxmarer; Ensign, Chas. Hensler.
Company D—Captain, Emil Pfeiffer; First Lieutenant,
Anton Herrman; Ensign, Wm. Krayer.
Company E—Captain, Rudolph Anselm; First Lieutenant,
Oscar Von Herringen; Ensign, Fred. Mosebach.
Company F—Captain, Louis H. Hochhelm; First Lieutenant,
Gustav A. Bransen; Ensign, Herrman Hohenhauen.
Company G—Captain, Sixt. L. Kapff; First Lieutenant,
Wm. Deetz; Ensign, Fred. W. Schmidt.
Company H— Captain, Jacob Schonleber; First Lieutenant,
August Feilen; Ensign, Theo. G. Glaubensklee.
Company I—Captain, Chas. Bethon; First Lieutenant,
Theodore Schaedle: Ensign, Joseph Allen.
Compan.y K—Captain, Edward Wratislaw; First Lieutenant,
Louis Weidenholt; Ensign, Julus De Boesche.
RECRUITS FOR COL. BENDIX'S STEUBEN REGIMENT.
Recruiting offices have been opened at the Steuben
House, Nos. 291 and 293 Bowery; No. 189 Bowery;
at Held's Hotel, corner Bayard and Bowery; No.113
Christie street and No. 87 Walker street. Major Keller of the Steuben Regiment
is in the city to superintend the recruiting.
VOLUNTEERS AROUND TOWN.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD.
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTH STEUBEN REGIMENT,
NEW YORK, May 3, 1861
Your article of this date does great injustice to the
Third avenue railroad, in charging them with collecting
fare from poor volunteers. The Seventh Steuben volunteers
are quartered at Landman's park, above the depot
of the railroad, and the President, Mr. Darling, very generously,
and without application on our part, proffered to
carry our men free to and from the city, on their showing
a certificate from their captain, that they are volunteers.
Such certificate is furnished to every man who
obtains leave of absence, and I have not heard of a single
man that has been asked for fare on showing it.
L. SCHAFFNER, Adjutant.
STEUBEN GUARD (SEVENTH REGIMENT
NEW YORK STATE VOLUNTEERS).
Quartermaster William M. Wermerskirch, of the
Steuben Guards who are quartered at Newport News,
Va., will return to his regiment on or about Monday,
June 3. All letters and small parcels for volunteers of
that regiment, left at Helds' hotel, 31 Bowery, corner of
Bayard street, before nine o'clock A. M. on that day, will
be taken care of and safely delivered to the Quartermaster
Monday morning the Seventh New-York Volunteer
Regiment arrived at the Battery Barracks, and
during the afternoon was transferred to Hart's Island.
This regiment formed part of the Third Brigade, First
Division of the Second Army Corps. It was reorganized
about a year ago, after having served for three
years. The following are the officers: Col. Von
Schack, Lieut.-Col. Pokoeny, Maj. Scheu, Adjt. Oppenheim,
Surgeon Reuss. Company A, Capt. Kuner,
First Lieut. Grossman, Second Lieut. Wilhehm; Company
B, Capt. Hurnberg, Second Lieut. Friedrich;
Company C, First Lieut. Frieke, Second Lieut. Mott;
Company D, Capt. Wiese, First Lieut. Fassbinder;
Company F, Capt. Leuttroitz, First Lieut. Leutz,
Second Lieut, Count Blucher; Company G, Capt.
Nelh; Company H, Capt. Liebold, First Lieut. Wiosch;
Company I, Capt. Stunberg, Second Lieut. Kozuszck;
Company K, First Lieut. Von Roeder, Second Lieut.
...miles below Baltimore,
...on Friday afternoon to move
...Federal Hill, where there are br-
...ands already prepared. The regi-
...tpation had been ordered to Fortress
...and started on the morning of that day.
some eight regiments left the city on Friday,
leaving here the Seventh, Eighth and Twelfth
(which arrived yesterday) of New York, the Thirteenth
and Nineteenth of Brooklyn, and the
Twenty-second, Thirty-seventh and Forty-seventh
of the state of New York.
Upon receipt of orders the Seventh marched to
Federal Hill on Friday afternoon, and the baggage,
camp equipage, &c., followed on Saturday.
The barracks were not in the best condition, but
the boys immediately commenced cleaning, whitewashing
and putting the quarters in comfortable
order. The location is beautiful and near the
citv. On Saturday morning the ninth company
of the Seventh relieved the eighth company in
guard duty at the Baltimore and Ohio railroad
depot. We are engaged in this duty at present
and are awaiting orders. The "boys" are ready
for any call or any duty, and are cheerful and contented
in their quarters, having suffered no disappointments
beyond thoee resulting from the
very disagreeable weather during the past week.
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