Bodied, Healthy Men
Twelve hundred men have joined this regiment. Each
recruiting officer has made and affidavit to the effect that every name
inscribed on his roll is legitimate. Col. Riker and Lieut.-Col. Tisdale pledge
themselves, if called upon by the Union Defense Committee to furnish in less
than 48 hours a sufficient number of able bodied, healthy men, to form a
regiment. Col. Riker complains very much of the demoralizing effect it has upon
the men by keeping them in the City ; and states that the only way to make good
soldiers is to keep them away from local and home influences. If this is the
case, the sooner quarters are provided for them the better.
New York Times, Wednesday, May 29, 1861, Page 8.
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