Complete Outfit of Under-Clothing
This regiment, having been
accepted by the United States Government, will be put upon a war footing as
soon as possible. The Ladies' Central Relief Committee are furnishing a
complete outfit of under-clothing for this favorite regiment, consisting of
2,000 cotton shirts, 1,000 woolen shirts, 1,000 pairs of drawers, 1,000
Havelocks, 1,000 pairs of socks, &c., &c. The ladies of the
"Relief Union," Church of the Puritans, have also been steadily at
work furnishing such articles of wearing apparel as the men most needed. Col.
J. Lafayette Riker, and Acting Lieut. Col. W. S. Tisdale, have been unremitting
in their efforts in bringing this Regiment to its present standard. These
gentlemen have expended in so doing some $7,000, while the Union Defence
Committee, whose special mission was to provide for volunteer regiments, have
advanced only $1,500 towards the expenses, which amount now to about $500 a
New York Times, Wednesday, June 26, 1861, Page 5.
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