[16 August 1861]
To the Volunteers
Major General John Ellis
Wool arrived, in the city at half-past nine o'clock last evening, by the Hudson
River Railroad. Gen. Hall and Gen. Wetmore received him at the depot, and
Company A of the Anderson Zouaves, under Lieut. Knight, was drawn up in line on
the platform. Gen. Wool was introduced to several gentlemen, and as he passed
the Zouaves, he shook hands with the whole line.
Getting into carriages,
the party, preceded by a squad of police from the Twentieth Ward the Anderson
Zouaves, acting as escort, moved along Thirtieth street toward Broadway but
were soon met by several companies of the 1st Regiment United States Chasseurs
under Lieut. Col. Shaler. The companies were A, B, H, and K, under Captains
Philipoteaux, Walker and Brainard.
The procession passed
down Eighth avenue to Twentythird street to the Union Club House, about the
doors of which something of a concourse had gathered, as Prince Napoleon had
left only a short time before. Three cheers were given for Gen. Wool, and he
alighted and stopped for a few moments in the Club House, when introductions
took place. The procession then moved down to the St. Nicholas Hotel, the crowd
constantly augmenting, and cheers being given along the route.
At nearly 12 o'clock,
the Seventh regiment band having played a variety of airs, Gen. Wool appeared
upon the balcony, waving his hankerchief, when "three cheers for Gen.
Wool" was called for and given — "Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
Tiger-r-r!" "Three more!" And again — "Hip, hip, hurrah!
hurrah! hurrah! Tiger-r-r!"...
New York Tribune, Friday, August 16, 1861. [Syndicated to Chicago Tribune
August 19, 1861.]
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