R. Made a Patriotic Address
Yesterday the last company
of the Zouaves, under Col. Riker, was mustered into the United States service.
Capt. Johnston addressed his company in a stirring address, which was
enthusiastically received by the men. Capt. Johnston enjoys the confidence of
his men, and is well sustained by Lieut. G. T. J. Lewis, until recently, and
for many years a non-commissioned officer of the 7th regiment. Col. Riker and
the regimental Staff were also sworn into the service, on which occasion Col.
R. made a patriotic address, which was vociferously cheered by the men, who
were drawn up in line to hear his remarks. The regiment contains 950 men, and
is expected to leave for Washington during the coming week.
New York Times, Tuesday, July 2, 1861
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