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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter army life and camp drill (search)
eturn march through Worcester. They had remained in Washington after their time (three months) had expired, owing to the Bull Run disaster. August 4, 1861 Two days this week have been made exciting by the return of troops; the look of Colonel Jones's Sixth Regiment was peculiarly wild, every man wearing a little red skull cap more or less faded, with or without a tassel, surmounting the worn and faded gray uniform. I do not think that Zouaves, just from Africa, could have been a wilderrows tramping in order through our streets with a bouquet on every bayonet. Dr. Martin, whom you know, has lost thirty pounds of flesh and come back the very handsomest man who ever wore a uniform. When the daughter of the regiment — a little Jones girl — was being placed on her horse, a black man here carried her a bouquet, saying that it was an acknowledgment for her father's hospitality in going to the defence of Washington. Several of the men had kittens on their knapsacks. Augus