Great Activity Prevails
[4 June 1861]
Four companies belonging
to this regiment are quartered at Snediker's, Long Island, the remaining six
companies are in barracks at the Newark Bay Hotel, N. J. Great activity
prevails and the men are rapidly becoming efficient in drill. Mr A. V. Meekes,
of the Seventh Regiment, has accepted a Captaincy in this corps: a number of
his former comrades, unwilling to remain inactive, have placed themselves under
his command. Col. Riker states that his men are all ready, and are anxiously
awaiting marching orders.
New York Times, Tuesday, June 4,
1861, Page 8.
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