of the Emerald Isle
[Special Correspondence of the Sunday Mercury.]
SIXTY-SECOND REGIMENT (ANDERSON ZOUAVES).
HEAD-QUARTERS, TENNALLYTOWN, D. C.}
Jan. 28th, 1862.
the Editors of the Sunday Mercury:
In our regiment there is a
son of the Emerald Isle, who, by his original and peculiar manners, affords us
One dark night, daring the
present wet and muddy season, Finnigan was on guard, and had been pacing up and
down on his post for two hours, and nary a drop of whiskey in his canteen.
At last, the relief-guard
came round, much to Finnigan's relief. Finnigan, like a true soldier, brought
them to a halt, and challenged, as usual, in his peculiar style.
Upon ascertaining it to be
the relief, he cried out, "Yees are wilcom, gentlemen, if iver mortal man
And, amid the laughter of
the guard, he fell into his place in the rear.
Letter to the Sunday Mercury, February 2, 1862. 62nd NYSV Co I Homepage
initials A. V. M. would seem to suggest that the writer of this letter was
Albert V. Meeks the Captain of Co. G – John Tierney