History of the Fifth Regiment, M, Volume 5

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General Books, Jan 30, 2012 - 76 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879. Excerpt: ... Captain Wyer of the 5th, ably responded to the call of General Smith, and Frank T. Robinson, an ex-member of the Charlestown Cadets, responded for the press. The following are the names of the able Committee of Arrangement: --Lieut.-Col. J. M. Bacon; Major Carl G. Engel; Captain H. D.Phillips-; Captain H. R. Loo1nis; Captain M. F. Brena1r; Captain C. E. Round; Lieutenant Henry Phillips After the banquet, the entire company left the hotel, and strolled about the pleasant grounds, enjoying the cool atmosphere of the early morning, and the grand scenery of the Bay, which could be distinctly seen, for the moon was at its full, and had come to view from behind the misty clouds, which had hid it from sight all the night. It was nearly three o'clock before the barges were ready, and at that hour the party embarked for the City. Arriving at the hotels, the visitors found them very quiet, and were greeted only by the glimmering gas-jets in the corridors, the tired soldiers having sought their beds, for rest. Departure From New Haven. At six o'clock, on the morning of the 5th of July, the boys were astir, and at 8: 30, were in line on the Green. A dress parade occurred, which was witnessed by thousands of spectators, who frequently applauded the various evolutions. The New Haven Union, in speaking of this feature of the visit of the Fifth, says: --"The thousand spectators who saw the dress parade of the Fifth Regiment of Massachusetts on the Green, this morning, before they marched to the depot to take the train for home, re-affirmed the oft-repeated opinion heard yesterday, that it was "a fine regiment." Considering a.11 the men went through yesterday and last night, they looked wonderfully fresh this morning, and carried themselves without any appearance of the fat...

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