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A Gala Time [17 July 1861]

A Gala Time

[17 July 1861]

 

The Anderson Zouaves

 

This regiment was transferred on Monday from Saltersville, N. J., to the barracks on Riker's Island. The trip up and around the bay on the camp steamer, Major Anderson, was made the occasion of quite a gala time among the soldiers, who had a little field piece along and fired any number of salutes on the way. The regiment expect to be detained but a short time before departing to the seat of war. An exhibition drill of Captain La Fata's magnificent company of French Zouaves—the advance guard of the regiment will be given shortly to raise funds in aid of the corps.

 

New York Times, Wednesday, July 17, 1861.

 

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