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Col. R. Made a Patriotic Address [2 July 1861]

Col. R. Made a Patriotic Address

[2 July 1861]

 

Anderson Zouaves.

 

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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