Correspondence of the Sunday Mercury.]
REGIMENT, N. Y. S. V.
TENNALLY, D. C., Feb. 25.
Anderson Zouaves Celebrated the Twenty-second – A Big Blow – Taking the Tents
Down – More Firemen Volunteers.
this opportunity of letting you know how we kept Washington’s birthday in our
camp. The day being, at two o’clock the regiment was called together, and the
Rev. Mr Harvey made a short prayer, and then read Washington’s “Farewell
Address,” to which the men listenned very attentively. Col. Riker then made a
speech on the present war, which was very much liked by the men. After the
speech was finished, the regiment was dismissed, and the boys gove three cheers
for the colonel and major, and went to their quarters.
24th–the wind began to blow, and it blowed so hard, that we had to take down
all of our tents to keep them from blowing away. It was a fun to see the men
running in all directions to get out of the wind. But to-day it is very fine.
S. – I
saw in your last week’s paper that you would like to know the members of hose
Co. No. 43 that have enlisted for the war. I will let you know who they are:
Charles W. Sheffield and George W. Falkner, Anderson Zouaves ; and William
Thompson and John Thomson, Baker’s California Regiment. I don’t know of any
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