preceded by an unusually excellent band of music, and presented a remarkably vigorous and imposing appearance.
They were much admired as a corps of hardy and evidently intelligent and determined men. Company A of this regiment is Gen. Pope's body guard, and consists of picked men. Crowds gathered at the wharf and witnessed the interesting embarkation of the Illinois Seventeenth.
The corps marched in good order on board the Warsaw, but a portion of them subsequently proceeded on board the Jennie Deans, which, together with the Empress, moved into the landing.
At eleven o'clock last night, the fleet and embarked troops remained awaiting complete readiness and orders to start.
Major-General Fremont and staff went on board the City of Alton, to accompany and direct the expedition.
Captain Bart Able is in charge of the fleet.
The captains of the several vessels were published by us yesterday.
It was expected that the boats would all start together at about daybreak this morning.